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.
Briefing paper

The Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa, migrant grandparents and transnational family life

This policy brief examines the impacts of tightening family visa pathways for migrant grandparents and transnational family life.
Report

Allegations concerning the inappropriate exercise of ministerial powers, with respect to the visa status of au pairs, and related matters: report

The inquiry relates, in the first instance, to two interventions by the then Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, under section 195A of the Migration Act 1958 (the Act).
Commentary

Why yet another visa for farm work makes no sense

Introducing yet another special agricultural employment visa might destroy the good things about the ones we've got, writes Stephen Howes.
Report

What are the taxpayer savings from cancelling the visas of organised crime offenders?

The focus of this study is the direct cost of offences committed by organised crime offenders, and the cost of prison sentences associated with these offences.
Commentary

Tough talk

Has stricter vetting really reduced Australia’s migrant intake?
Policy report

Delays in citizenship applications for permanent refugee visa holders

Citizenship provides refugees with a sense of meaningful security and protection, and better enables them to sponsor family members for Australian visas and travel to visit family. This research raises serious questions about discrimination in access to citizenship for refugees who came by boat to...
Fact sheet

Global Talent Scheme pilot – fact sheet

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

'Losing its credibility': the abolition of the 457 visa program

In March 2018, the 457 Visa will be formally abolished and replaced by the Temporary Skills Shortage visa. This FlagPost analyses one part of the visa in an attempt to understand how its credibility may have changed over time.
Commentary

Australian government axes 457 work visa: experts react

The Turnbull Government is axing the 457 Visa program and replacing it with a new Temporary Skill Shortage Visa. This comes after a history of problems with the 457 program, including uncovered abuse of workers. The new scheme will be made up of two streams...