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Janet Phillips

Guide

16 Nov 2017

This guide provides statistics on the number of boats that have been ‘turned back’ since the practice of removing unauthorised maritime arrivals in Suspected Illegal Entry Vessels (SIEVs) from Australian waters was introduced by the Howard Government in 2001.

Research report

18 Sep 2017

This research paper provides an overview of significant developments in refugee law and policy during the period 18 September 2013 to 2 July 2016 (the Coalition Government’s first term in office).

Guide

21 Mar 2017

This guide provides current statistics on immigration detainees in Australia (onshore) since 1989/90. It updates the appendices of a more detailed Parliamentary Library research paper , Immigration detention in Australia (2013). The research paper includes an overview of the historical and political context surrounding mandatory...

Research report

7 Feb 2017

Introduction

It has been four decades since the first boats carrying Indochinese asylum seekers arrived on Australia’s shores. Since then public perceptions or concerns over unauthorised maritime arrivals continue to strongly influence government policy and to be an emotive and divisive political issue....

Guide

18 Jan 2017

Overview

Australia is considered to be one of the world’s major ‘immigration nations‘(together with New Zealand, Canada and the USA). Since 1945, when the first federal immigration portfolio was created, over 7.5 million people have settled here and Australia’s overseas-born resident population—estimated to...

Guide

17 Jan 2017

Introduction

Australia has a long history of accepting refugees and other humanitarian entrants from all parts of the globe, including those in need of assistance during and immediately after World War II. Since 1945, when the first federal immigration portfolio was established to...

Guide

22 Jun 2016

Under Australia’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program, young people (aged 18 to 30 years) from certain countries may apply for one of two visas—Working Holiday (subclass 417) or Work and Holiday (subclass 462). The visa available to applicants depends on their country of citizenship, but...

Research report

24 Nov 2015

The prevalence and underlying causes of domestic violence are complex with the result that there is a great deal of confusion and misinformation reflected in the public debate. This paper provides information in a simplified format on issues surrounding domestic violence drawing from key research,...

Guide

17 Sep 2015

Asylum seeker and refugee policy has attracted a great deal of attention in Australia for many years. In particular, concerns over the unauthorised arrival of asylum seekers by boat have occupied successive governments and parliaments since the 1970s. With increasing levels of global forced displacement,...

Research report

11 Sep 2015

Overview

This quick guide provides statistics on the number of asylum seeker boats that have arrived in Australia since 1976 when the first wave of boats carrying people seeking asylum from the aftermath of the Vietnam War began to arrive. The guide also...

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