In Getting Refugee Integration Right, Policymakers Must Take Care to Ensure Integrity of Asylum & Migration Systems, New MPI Report Explains – Migration Policy Institute

As the immediate pressures of the migration and refugee crisis have begun to abate in Europe, policymakers have refocused on two goals: anticipating and preventing the next crisis and ensuring that newcomers—and the communities in which they settle—have the tools to succeed. These two objectives are deeply interdependent, as a new report from the Migration … [Read More] In Getting Refugee Integration Right, Policymakers Must Take Care to Ensure Integrity of Asylum & Migration Systems, New MPI Report Explains – Migration Policy Institute

Redefining What it Means to be “Australian”: Dangers in the government’s approach to migration – APPS Policy Forum

Extract from an article by Marianne Dickie A leaked report earlier this year shed light on where the Australian Government’s migration policy is headed and despite being dismissed at the time, subsequent actions should be sounding the alarm, Marianne Dickie writes. Recent statements by Australia’s Minister for Immigration and Border Protection about Lebanese refugees, along with … [Read More] Redefining What it Means to be “Australian”: Dangers in the government’s approach to migration – APPS Policy Forum

Migration: The economic debate – Committee for Economic Development of Australia

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract Australia has absorbed an estimated 10 million settlers since the First Fleet arrived in 1788. The majority of these settlers, some seven million, have come to Australia since 1945. Post-World War II, the immigration program was focused on nation building. Over time, the “populate or perish” approach was replaced with a … [Read More] Migration: The economic debate – Committee for Economic Development of Australia

When Lives are Put on Hold: Lengthy asylum processes decrease employment among refugees – Science Advances

ABSTRACT European governments are struggling with the biggest refugee crisis since World War II, but there exists little evidence regarding how the management of the asylum process affects the subsequent integration of refugees in the host country. We provide new causal evidence about how one central policy parameter, the length of time that refugees wait … [Read More] When Lives are Put on Hold: Lengthy asylum processes decrease employment among refugees – Science Advances

Pathways to Protection: A human rights-based response to the flight of asylum seekers by sea – AHRC

Extract from the President’s Introduction by Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Australia’s policy of sending asylum seekers and refugees to Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island for processing of their claims has been one of the most contentious aspects of Australia’s migration policies. Introduced in 2012, third country processing has been … [Read More] Pathways to Protection: A human rights-based response to the flight of asylum seekers by sea – AHRC

Unintended Consequences: The impact of migration law and policy – ANU

ABSTRACT This book arose from an inaugural conference on Migration Law and Policy at the ANU College of Law. The conference brought together academics and practitioners from a diverse range of disciplines and practice. The book is based on a selection of the papers and presentations given during that conference. Each explores the unexpected, unwanted and sometimes … [Read More] Unintended Consequences: The impact of migration law and policy – ANU

Australians Today – Scanlon Foundation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract Australia@2015 is the largest parallel survey of Australia born and immigrants undertaken in Australia. The survey was open between September 2015 and February 2016 and was completed by more than 10,000 respondents. The objective of reaching such a large number of respondents was to further understand sub-groups of the population that … [Read More] Australians Today – Scanlon Foundation

The Important Role of Migration for an Ageing Nation – Journal of Population Ageing

Extract The British Referendum of June 23rd 2016 is set to be a defining moment in British history. Whether to be reconsidered or not, whether to result in a stronger or diminished UK and EU, analysts pouring over the voting data have identified key trends in the UK around generation, locality, income and education. But … [Read More] The Important Role of Migration for an Ageing Nation – Journal of Population Ageing

People Seeking Asylum in Australia and their Access to Employment: Just What Do We Know? – Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

ABSTRACT Public and political claims about the employment of people from a refugee background in Australia do not always reflect the research findings in this area. For example, recent claims by a senior Coalition Government Minister about people seeking asylum who arrived to Australia by boat during the previous Labor Government’s terms in office (2007-13) … [Read More] People Seeking Asylum in Australia and their Access to Employment: Just What Do We Know? – Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Growing Restrictiveness or Changing Selection? The Nature and Evolution of Migration Policies – International Migration Review

ABSTRACT This paper demonstrates that, since 1945, migration policies have overall become less restrictive. Challenging common assumptions, this long-term trend is robust across most of the 45 countries included in the DEMIG POLICY database. While the period after 1989 is characterized by a slowing down of the rapid post-WWII liberalization of migration policies, liberal policy … [Read More] Growing Restrictiveness or Changing Selection? The Nature and Evolution of Migration Policies – International Migration Review

Redesigning integration: Access to government records is necessary for researchers to identify policy effects – LSE (UK)

Extract from an article by Dominik Hangartner Especially for complex social issues like migration and integration, there is a pressing need to understand why certain policies work and others do not. Dominik Hangartner argues that when scholars are able to combine credible research designs with linked registry data and state-of-the-art targeted surveys, they have a greater chance … [Read More] Redesigning integration: Access to government records is necessary for researchers to identify policy effects – LSE (UK)

Ideas for Australia: Bipartisanship on immigration does little to counter racism, suspicion and division – The Conversation

The Conversation has asked 20 academics to examine the big ideas facing Australia for the 2016 federal election and beyond. The 20-piece series examines, among others, the state of democracy, health, education, environment, equality, freedom of speech, federation and economic reform. Extract from an article by Gwenda Tavan Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Relations, La Trobe University … [Read More] Ideas for Australia: Bipartisanship on immigration does little to counter racism, suspicion and division – The Conversation

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