Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does Australia make it hard for Chinese tourists to apply for a visa?

James Packer claims Australia does not accept online visa applications from China, and that Chinese people have to apply in English.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Could asylum seekers travelling from New Zealand obtain a visa on arrival in Australia?

Asked whether he would consider a New Zealand offer to resettle asylum seekers from Nauru and Manus Island, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said the plan would be a "complete disaster", and claimed people smugglers would target New Zealand because
Report

Impact of changes to service delivery models on the administration and running of government programs

This report recommends that the Australian government assess all current and future proposals for outsourcing government services against a ‘public interest test’, which includes flow-on economic and employment impacts.
Report

Deportation and sentencing: an emerging area of jurisprudence

This report examines how sentencing courts deal with an offender’s potential deportation from Australia. It summarises the ways that potential deportation can affect an offender’s sentence. It also identifies unresolved issues that courts may need to consider in the context of sentencing offenders who may...
Report

Australia’s partner visa program: reform needed

Permanent residence visas issued to persons sponsored by an Australian resident for a partner visa make up 25% of Australia’s permanent entry migration program. This paper argues that this is because the partner visa is an attractive permanent residence option for the very large number...
Report

The 2019 election and the impending migrant parent deluge

This report explores the implications of the parent visa should it be implemented as implied by the limited information Labor has provided on the rules determining who is eligible. It could result in the issuance of some 200,000 parent visas in the next three years...
Report

Effectiveness of the current temporary skilled visa system in targeting genuine skills shortages

This inquiry was established to examine the effectiveness of the current temporary skilled visa system in targeting genuine skills shortages.
Article

Settling migrants in regional areas will need more than a visa to succeed

E⁠n⁠c⁠o⁠u⁠r⁠a⁠g⁠i⁠n⁠g⁠ ⁠m⁠i⁠g⁠r⁠a⁠n⁠t⁠s⁠ ⁠t⁠o⁠ ⁠m⁠o⁠v⁠e⁠ ⁠t⁠o⁠ regional areas could be a win-win' scenario,⁠ as long as policymakers pay attention to five key factors.
Working paper

The settlement experience of Pacific migrants in New Zealand: insights from LISNZ and the IDI

New Zealand has a long history of migration from the Pacific. This research uses the Longitudinal Immigration Survey New Zealand (LISNZ) and Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure to focus on differences in outcomes between migrants from different Pacific countries who gained residence approval under...
Report

The report of the inquiry into review processes associated with visa cancellations made on criminal grounds

Long-term permanent residents of Australia from all countries must understand that they are not protected from possible deportation for criminal activity, regardless of the length of time they have lived in Australia.