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Permanent and temporary migration: a quick guide to key internet links
18 DECEMBER 2013
Permanent and temporary migration: a quick guide to key internet links Gareth Larsen Social Policy
This Quick Guide provides key internet links to information about:
â¢ general immigration resources â¢ permanent migration - skilled
â¢ temporary migration - temporary work visa (subclass 457) - students
- working holiday makers - other
â¢ migration and population - multiculturalism, and â¢ international links.
Note: Administrative Arrangements announced on 18 September 2013 have altered departmental responsibility for settlement and multicultural affairs. Therefore, links to the Australian Government websites listed below may change as new arrangements take effect.
Note: A separate immigration quick guide is available for Humanitarian entrants and asylum seekers.
General immigration resources â¢ The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has responsibility for managing and reporting on entry, stay and departure arrangements for non-citizens, citizenship, ethnic affairs and customs and border control, providing a large array of statistical, research and policy-related information.
â¢ The Department of Social Services has responsibility for settlement and multicultural affairs, including Humanitarian Settlement Services, Settlement Grants Program, Complex Case Support, Diversity and Social Cohesion Program, Multicultural Arts and Festivals Grants, and the Building Multicultural Communities Program.
â¢ The Department of Industry has responsibility for the Adult Migrant English Programme (AMEP). â¢ The Australian Bureau of Statistics collects national and regional data along with select data from DIBP.
â¢ Tourism Australia also releases research and statistics including visitor arrival data, research reports and fact sheets. â¢ The Migration Institute of Australia produces various reports, research and submissions on issues relevant to Registered Migration Agents (RMAs) and other migration professionals. â¢ The Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) is an advisory board to consider and
provide advice in relation to migration agents. â¢ The Parliamentary Library offers research briefs and general distribution publications on current legislation and on a wide range of other issues of interest to the Parliament including immigration. â¢ The Productivity Commission produces research and advice on a range of economic, social and
environmental issues affecting the welfare of Australians including immigration. â¢ The Fair Work Ombudsman offers a single point of contact to get accurate and timely information about Australia’s workplace relations system. â¢ The Joint Standing Committee on Migration was established by a resolution of the House of Representatives
and the Senate and conducts inquiries on migration-related issues.
â¢ The Migration Act 1958 underpins migration policy in Australia.
Broad Overview of Immigration
â¢ For a broad overview of Australian immigration, the Parliamentary Library offers the following publications:
- The Immigration Debate in Australia: from Federation to World War One - Migration to Australia Since Federation: a guide to the statistics - Skilled Migration: temporary and permanent flows to Australia, and - Skilled Migration Flows to Australia.
â¢ The following DIBP fact sheets and publications provide summaries across immigration matters:
- Immigration: the background
- Key Facts About Immigration
- Immigration Research
- More Than 65 Years of Post-War Migration
- Immigration: Federation to century’s end, and - Abolition of the 'White Australia' Policy.
â¢ Online forms contain visa information and requirements.
â¢ Annual reports provide information and statistics and report on program outcomes. LEGENDcom is the migration law database on DIBP’s website.
â¢ DIBP issues media releases across a range of emerging immigration matters.
â¢ DIBP publishes statistics including arrivals and departures, permanent and temporary migration program matters.
â¢ The Australian Bureau of Statistics is Australia's official statistical organisation.
â¢ DIBP fact sheets on Australia’s Migration Program include:
- Migration Program Statistics - Historical Migration Statistics - Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia - Migration Program Planning Levels, and
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- Managing the Migration Program.
â¢ DIBP publishes reports on the Migration Program including the recent Report on Migration Program 2012-13
â¢ DIBP also publish Migration Program annual statistics. A statistical summary is also available.
â¢ Since 2009, DIBP has been collecting data from surveys of migrants in the Continuous Survey of Australia’s Migrants to identify labour market outcomes. A fact sheet outlining the survey is also available.
â¢ DIBP fact sheets on Australia’s Skill Stream of the Migration Program include:
- Overview of Skilled Migration - Priority Processing for Skilled Migration Visas - State-Specific Regional Migration - Business Migration, and - Migrant Labour Market Outcomes.
â¢ Recent DIBP research publications on skilled migration and the economy include:
- More Than Additions to Population: the economic and fiscal impact of immigration - Colloquium On the Economic and Physical Impacts of Migration - Skilled Migration Selection Policies: recent Australian reforms - How Much do Migrants Account for the Unexpected Rise in the Labour Force Participation Rate in
Australia Over the Past Decade? - Competing For Skills: migration policies and trends in New Zealand and Australia, and - Immigration, Labour Supply and Per Capita Gross Domestic Product: Australia 2010-2050.
â¢ DIBP offers a range of fact sheets on family migration including:
- Overview of Family Stream Migration - Family Stream Migration - Partners - Family Stream Migration - Parent (Non-Contributory) Visas - Family Stream Migration - Other Family - Family Stream Migration - Child - Assurance of Support - One-Year Relationship Requirement - Adopting Children from Overseas - International Surrogacy Arrangements - Processing Priorities for Family Stream Migration - Family Violence Provisions, and - Family Stream Migration - Contributory parent category visas.
â¢ The Parliamentary Library provides information on the Family Stream including Immigration: we can choose our skills, but we can't choose our family.
â¢ The following provide a general overview of temporary migration and conditions in Australia:
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- Visitor Visa Statistics - Waiving Visa Condition 8503 - 'No Further Stay' - Australia's Entry System for Visitors - Sponsored Family Visitor Visas, and - The Electronic Travel Authority.
Temporary Work Visa (Subclass 457)
â¢ DIBP fact sheets on Australia’s Temporary Work Visa (457) Program include:
- Temporary Entry - An Overview - Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) Visa - Temporary Residence in Australia - Helping Skilled and Business People - Enterprise Migration Agreements, and - Regional Migration Agreements.
â¢ DIBP offers regular statistical reports on the 457 program. Recent data includes Temporary Entrants in Australia (Stock) Statistics.
â¢ Recent Parliamentary Library briefings and publications provide an overview of the subclass 457 program:Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: temporary skilled migration, andThe Subclass 457 Visa: a quick guide.
â¢ Parliamentary Library Bills Digests help to distil recent legislative and policy amendments, including the Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored) Bill 2013.
â¢ DIBP fact sheets on Australia’s student programs include:
- Student Visa Statistics - Obtaining a Better Understanding of the Student and Skilled Graduate Visa Programs - Overseas Students in Australia, and - Training and Research Visa.
â¢ Parliamentary Library publications include:
- Strategic Review of the Student Visa Program
â¢ In 2011, the Australian Institute of Criminology investigated crimes against international students in Australia.
â¢ The Government recently commissioned a review of Australia’s student programs and provided a response.
Working Holiday Makers
â¢ DIBP fact sheets on Working Holiday Makers include:
- Working Holiday Visa program, and - Work and Holiday Visa Program.
â¢ Parliamentary Library publishes information on working holiday makers including the most recent Working Holiday Makers and Australia’s Hospitality and Horticulture Industries.
Other Temporary Visas
â¢ other DIBP fact sheets on Australia’s Temporary Work Visa (457) Program include:
- Immigration Arrangements for Norfolk Island, and
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- New Zealanders in Australia.
Migration and Population
â¢ DIBP publishes papers and fact sheets on migration, population and sustainability, including:
- Population Growth - Regional Net Overseas Migration - Year ending June 2005 to 2017 - The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration - June 2013 - Migration to Australia's States and Territories, 2011-12 - Population Distribution Effects of Migration in Australia - Factors that Influence Skilled Migrants Locating in Regional Areas, and - Migration and Population Futures.
â¢ DIBP also published country profiles using immigration data and current country rankings.
â¢ Citizenship facts and statistics are available from DIBP including Citizenship Quarterly Reports.
â¢ The Productivity Commission has also looked at in depth population in the context of migration including A 'Sustainable' Population? - key policy issues, and Population and Migration: understanding the numbers.
â¢ The Australian Population Association promotes population research and education, particularly in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
â¢ DIBP publications and fact sheets include:
- Current and Emerging Drivers for Social Cohesion, Social Division and Conflict in Multicultural Australia - Voices Shaping the Perspectives of Young Muslim Australians - Australian Muslim Jobseekers: labour market experience, job readiness, and the relative effectiveness of employment support services - Australia's Multicultural Policy - Life in Australia - Australian values, and - Abolition of the 'White Australia' Policy.
â¢ DIBP also produces ethic community summaries.
â¢ Information on the Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia are available for:
- NSW: Community Relations Commission for a Multicultural NSW - Vic.: Victorian Multicultural Commission - Qld: Multicultural Affairs - WA: Office of Multicultural Interests - SA: Multicultural SA - NT: Multicultural Affairs, and - ACT: Community Services (Multicultural).
International Links â¢ United Nations Statistics Division offers a vast array of statistical data on global issues including migration. â¢ OECD: Demography and Population has a range of data comparing population and migration between member countries.
â¢ International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a leading international organisation working with migrants and governments on international responses to migration challenges.
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â¢ OECD International Migration monitors migration movements and policies in both member countries and outside the OECD, and undertakes analysis of the economic and social aspects of migration. Their publications include Trends in International Migration (available electronically via our catalogue).
â¢ European Research Centre On Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER)
â¢ European Council on Refugees and Exiles
â¢ Immigration New Zealand provides statistical information from across the Tasman.
â¢ Agencies managing migration in the UK include:
- UK Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, and
- UK Border Agency.
â¢ Agencies managing migration in the USA include:
- USA Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- USA Citizenship and Immigration Services
- USA State Department - Visa Services
- USA Migration Policy Institute
- USA Center for Immigration Studies
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
- US Citizenship and Immigration Services is based within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This site also provides information about various administrative and management functions and responsibilities now within the DHS that were once in the former Immigration and Naturalization Service, and
- US Citizenship and Immigration Services: Immigration Statistics releases annual reports, monthly statistical reports, factsheets, research papers, supplemental tables, workload data.
â¢ Citizenship and Immigration Canada was established in 1994 to link immigration services with citizenship registration. Citizenship and Immigration Canada: Research and Statistics contains research plans, statistical reports, technical papers, statistical publications and email newsletters.
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