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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...
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...
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...
This guide provides key internet links to information about skilled migration, family migration, temporary work visas, student visas, working holiday visas, population and multiculturalism.
Overview: This paper summarises a recent Parliamentary Library publication on domestic violence. It provides an overview of the prevalence, risk factors and cost of domestic violence in Australia.
This paper uses the term domestic violence to refer to ‘acts of violence that occur...
Provides an overview of research on the prevalence of domestic, family and sexual violence, at risk groups and the costs of violence against women to communities and to the economy.
In 2013 the World Health Organization (WHO) published the first systematic...
It is almost four decades since the first boats carrying Indochinese asylum seekers arrived on Australia’s shores. Since then a widespread perception in the community that Australia is being swamped by waves of asylum seekers arriving unauthorised by boat continues to strongly influence government policy...
Introduction: This quick guide provides statistics on the number of asylum seekers that have arrived by boat in Australia since 1976 when the first wave of boats carrying people seeking asylum from the aftermath of the Vietnam War began to arrive.
This paper provides a brief overview of the historical and political context surrounding boat arrivals in Australia since 1976.
The term ‘boat people’ entered the Australian vernacular in the 1970s with the arrival of the first wave of boats carrying people...
The policy of mandatory detention in Australia (that is the legal requirement to detain all non-citizens without a valid visa) was introduced by the Keating (Labor) Government in 1992 in response to a wave of Indochinese boat arrivals.
Under this policy it is a...