Forced Migration

Featuring reports, commentary, audio, video and other grey literature related to forced migration in Australia and its region, this collection was an initiative the Forced Migration Research Hub - an international network of research scholars working on issues of forced migration in the Asia-Pacific and hosted by the Swinburne Institute for Social Research in collaboration with Monash and La Trobe Universities.  ForMHub was established by a Melbourne-based steering committee led by Anne McNevin (Monash University) and Sandy Gifford (La Trobe University & Swinburne University) and is now hosted by APO.

30 March 2017

This report is intended to give parliamentarians, key commentators and the community a clear understanding of the human rights issues that arise from Australia’s refugee and asylum seeker policies.

27 March 2017

This working paper reviews the current policy of removing failed asylum seekers in Australia and draws lessons from similar policy areas and reforms in the United Kingdom and Canada.

21 March 2017

This guide provides current statistics on immigration detainees in Australia (onshore) since 1989/90.

27 February 2017

This audit found that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's enterprise risk management framework does not adequately address the risk of Australian Border Force's officers exercising coercive powers unlawfully or inappropriately.

20 February 2017

This report focuses on the settlement of displaced people under the offshore component of Australia’s humanitarian migration program, by proposing a three-pronged approach to improve settlement services, build social cohesion and prosperity, and sustain confidence in Australia’s humanitarian program as one of the world’s best.

7 February 2017

New Zealand's actions toward refugees on the world stage aren’t the problem. What will define us in years to come was our quiet, unshakable inaction.

7 February 2017

This paper provides a comparison of key Labor and Coalition asylum policies since 2001 when the Howard (Coalition) Government first introduced the practice of offshore processing to deal with previous waves of boat arrivals.

18 January 2017

Permanent migrants enter Australia via one of two distinct programs—the Migration Program for skilled and family migrants or the Humanitarian Program for refugees and those in refugee-like situations.

17 January 2017

This quick guide covers humanitarian entrant estimates between 1947–48 and 1976–77 and Humanitarian Program visa grants since 1977–78.