This paper discusses the findings of specially commissioned polling that explores the attitudes of ‘elites’ and ‘ordinary’ Australians to the issue that has caused the UK and US to ‘come apart’ - immigration.
The potential value of Australia implementing (and progressively refining over time) an integrated national policy to direct, anticipate, monitor and respond to population change (i.e. a ‘population policy’) would appear to be considerable.
Australia is in the midst of a popularly-constructed crisis of population. This so-called crisis, in social terms, is not dissimilar to the many which have come before in Australia’s history.
Declining net migration gains in New Zealand and concerns over exploitation of people on study and short-term work visas has delayed major changes in immigration policy through to June 2018.
This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Adelaide Immigration Transit Accommodation (AITA) facility in July 2017.
This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Perth Immigration Detention Centre (PIDC) in August 2017.
This article examines four key areas of concern that will have to be dealt with if an effective policy on climate change-induced migration is to be developed.
The global compact for migration is the first, intergovernmentally negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations, to cover all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner.
This paper analyses the role of industrialised countries, specifically Australia and New Zealand, and their efforts and policies aimed at assisiting vulnerable Pacific island communities over any future climate-induced migration.
House prices are higher in Sydney and Melbourne than in almost all other developed-nation cities, with the result that most young households cannot afford to buy a detached house. Why? This research examines some possible answers.
Tough border policies are now becoming the norm around the world — with leaders often admiring Australia's 'turn back the boats' immigration policy.
Australia’s conversation about migrants and refugees is too often defined in the narrow terms of economic self-interests, security threats and humanitarian obligations. This publication examines many of the region’s most troubling situations of people on the move while giving considered attention to the opportunities for...
We add to the literature on the driving forces of international migration. While the existing literature establishes that income differences, migration costs, and certain other factors (e.g. climate or human rights) affect the migration decision, we focus on the broader role of nonpecuniary factors. We...