Temporary visas


Final report of the Inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker Program

The focus of the terms of reference for this inquiry was, in part, on the economic impact of the disruption of access to Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Family violence and temporary visa holders during COVID-19

This study captures the immediate needs, contexts and circumstances of 100 women who held temporary visas and sought the support of inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence (inTouch) due to their experience of family or domestic violence during the first lockdown phase.

Interim report of the Inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker Program

The Joint Committee on Migration has decided to produce this interim report for the inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker Program because of the urgent need to address the substantial labour shortages Australia’s agricultural and horticultural industry is facing for the upcoming harvest season.
Briefing paper

COVID-19 and humanitarian migrants on temporary visas: assessing the public costs

This paper examines how unemployment and income loss for temporary humanitarian visa holders impacts on their health and well-being, and projects some of the subsequent fiscal implications for State and Territory governments.
Briefing paper

The impacts of COVID-19 on people seeking asylum and refugees on temporary visas

This briefing focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on asylum seekers holding Bridging Visas (BVs “A”, “C” and “E”), and refugees on Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (SHEVs) and Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs).
Policy report

A fairer pathway: improving Australia's temporary migration program

Temporary migration has grown in Australia considerably since the turn of the century. There are now over 2.4 million individuals in Australia living or working on temporary visas, fundamentally shaping Australian society and the Australian economy. This report outlines the nature of temporary migration in...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Are one in 10 workers in Australia on temporary work visas?

Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary Sally McManus has called for an end to Australia's uncapped temporary working visa system.
Briefing paper

Women on temporary visas experiencing family violence

This document outlines the various issues that some women on a temporary Australian visa face, in relation to family violence.

Path to nowhere: women on temporary visas experiencing violence and their children

This report draws from data collected by an online survey which was developed for service providers to submit data on women with worked with or who sought assistance from them during the month of August 2018.
Discussion paper

Blueprint for reform

Women and their children have the right to be safe from all forms of violence in Australia, regardless of their visa status. This paper sets out some necessary reforms to help achieve safety for all women.