This policy brief examines the impacts of tightening family visa pathways for migrant grandparents and transnational family life.
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).
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.
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.
This discussion paper provides a general overview of the Australia’s visa system, which the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has been tasked with reviewing.
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...
Temporary entrants are an important and growing part of the Australian population, with the latest available figures from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) showing close to 1.2 million temporary visa holders in the country as at 30 June 2016. This includes over...
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...
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has expressed 'deep concern' at the government's proposal to ban refugees who arrive by boat from ever entering Australia.
The UN body has reminded the Turnbull government that Australia has a responsibility to offer protection to all...
After a call for submissions, the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee has recommended that the Senate pass the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016. This is despite 11 of the 14 submissions indicating that they did not support the amendments....
The Australian public is invited to provide their views on the development of a new visa for parents of Australians. This invitation is in response to the Government’s election commitment announcement of 21 June 2016 that indicated it would enhance existing visa arrangements to enable...
One of the most significant changes to Australia’s immigration flows over the last two decades has been the growth of long-term (12 months or more) temporary migration. While some of this growth can be attributed to increases in arrivals of overseas students...
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 report examines the impact of Australia's temporary work visa programs on the Australian labour market and on the temporary work visa holders.
Although a range of varied and specific matters were raised during the course of the inquiry, certain themes run across one...
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...
This guide provides key internet links to information about skilled migration, family migration, temporary work visas, student visas, working holiday visas, population and multiculturalism.
If a temporary migrant has a baby with an Australian, the baby is a citizen. But if the couple splits up, the foreign parent doesn't have the right to stay in Australia and stay close to their child. It's often up to the Immigration Minister...