Department of Home Affairs (Australia)

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On 20 December 2017, the Home Affairs Portfolio, including the Department of Home Affairs, was formally established.

The establishment of the portfolio brings together Australia's federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs and immigration and border-related functions and agencies, working together to keep Australia safe.

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Discussion paper

19 Dec 2018

This discussion paper seeks views on the 2019-20 Migration Program to ensure immigration continues to serve the national interest and the interests of all Australians in the coming year.

Annual Report

15 Nov 2018

This is the annual report from the Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs and the Commissioner of the Australian Border Force (ABF) to the Minister for Home Affairs for the financial year ended 30 June 2018.


2 Jul 2018

The Home Affairs Portfolio brings together the Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Border Force (ABF), the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)*, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), to ensure a...

Briefing paper

17 Apr 2018

Population growth and population distribution affect most areas of public policy. This paper examines the benefits that population growth and migration bring to Australia, whilst remaining aware of the challenges created by having a larger population.

Fact sheet

19 Mar 2018

A new visa scheme to attract highly skilled global talent and deliver innovation to Australia will be piloted from 1 July of this year.

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