Migrants



Report

Reporting on the health of culturally and linguistically diverse populations in Australia: an exploratory paper

This report explores the use of linked data to report on the health of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations, including its benefits, challenges and limitations. It investigates each of the available CALD variables individually, using three health outcomes to explore differences between CALD groups...
Report

Report of the Inquiry into support for older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds

Throughout this inquiry, the Committee heard about many barriers preventing culturally diverse older people from accessing the services they need when they need them. This report draws upon comprehensive evidence received from expert stakeholders and people with lived experience to make 61 findings and 76...
Evaluation

'An oasis of integration in our country': evaluation of the Multicultural Enterprise Development Project

The Multicultural Enterprise Development Project was designed to assist people from refugee, humanitarian or culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to improve their employment opportunities and social integration through targeted support. This report outlines the findings from an evaluation of the project.
Guide

Migrants in the Australian workforce: a guidebook for policy makers

The COVID crisis highlights how important migrant workers are to the Australian economy, yet the role migrants play in the jobs market is poorly understood. This guidebook seeks to fill that knowledge gap so policy-makers can reform the system to supercharge the economic benefits of...
Report

Migration and the future of care: supporting older people and care workers

This report analyses the intersection between the older persons’ care sector and migration. The report concludes with recommendations to policy-makers in high-income, rapidly ageing countries that are struggling with these issues.
Report

The efficacy, fairness, timeliness and costs of the processing and granting of visa classes which provide for or allow for family and partner reunions

A key recommendation in this inquiry report is for the Department of Home Affairs to develop a long-term strategy to update its system for the processing of visas, and to improve its efficiency, reduce its complexities, reduce waiting times substantially, and to provide greater transparency...
Report

Understanding what attracts new residents to smaller cities

This research examines key drivers of migration flows and settlement patterns across Australia, and identifies key barriers to and opportunities for greater population decentralisation.
Report

Migrant pay gap

This report shows the existence of pay inequality in New Zealand between those migrants born in Asia and other developing regions, compared with migrants from Europe, South Africa and the United States.
Report

Growing ocean people

This report discusses the mismatch between labour supply and demand in the New Zealand seafood sector and provides recommendations for resolving the problem.
Working paper

The lifetime fiscal impact of the Australian permanent migration program

The Fiscal Impact of New Australians model (FIONA) has been developed by the Treasury to estimate the fiscal impact of permanent migrants over their remaining lifetimes in Australia. This paper presents the methodological approach used in FIONA, along with the main modelling results.
Report

Lives in limbo: the experiences of migrant workers navigating Australia’s unsettling migration system

This report draws upon over 700 surveys and 50 in-depth interviews with temporary visa holders revealing a broken migration system that sets workers up for exploitation and perpetual uncertainty.
Report

Settlement interrupted: the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on newly arrived young people in Victoria

This report illustrates how the extended lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, and the broader pandemic, have presented significant interruptions to the settlement process, with implications for young people’s longer-term participation and wellbeing.
Report

Helping hands: understanding Vietnamese offenders in Victoria

The Vietnamese community is the largest refugee community in Australia. This report is the outcome of a pilot project on Vietnamese offenders conducted in Victoria in 2020–2021.
Working paper

Immigration policy: international perspectives

This paper explores the comparative decision-making structures and governance arrangements surrounding immigration policy around the world.
Report

Community-led culture-centered prevention of family violence and sexual violence

This report presents findings from research into the primary prevention needs of diverse communities to address family violence and sexual violence (FVSV).
Report

Senate Select Committee on Temporary Migration: final report

This inquiry was initiated to examine the impact temporary migration has on the Australian economy, wages and jobs, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions. The primary recommendation stemming from this inquiry is that a comprehensive review be undertaken of Australia's visa system, with the...
Journal article

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on delivery of services to CALD communities in Australia

This policy briefing paper is presented as part of an Australian Research Linkage Project on mapping social services in multicultural communities, where one of its key objectives is to understand the experiences of service delivery and provision modes to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.
Report

Sharing the stories of Australian Muslims report 2021

This research project sought to learn about Australian Muslims’ concerns, priorities and experiences of hate, violence and negative public commentary in the wake of the tragic Christchurch mosque attack. The project also sought to give Australian Muslims an opportunity to share their stories of successful...
Report

Migrant and refugee women in Australia: the safety and security study

This is the first national study that captures the diversity of migrant and refugee women, including residency/visa status. It is also the first national study to ask specific questions about domestic violence and controlling behaviours related to the visa and migration status of women.
Chapter

Technology-facilitated domestic abuse and culturally and linguistically diverse women in Victoria, Australia

This chapter presents a snapshot of CALD women's technology-facilitated domestic abuse (TFDA) experiences in Melbourne through the eyes of a small group of domestic violence practitioners.