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  • ISSN 1328-8091 Parliament of Australia Departmentof Parliamentary Services Contents Purpose .................................................................................................................................................... 3 Background .............................................................................................................................................. 3 Background on the Bill ........................................................................................................................ 6 Remittance dealers ........................................................................................................................ 6 Electronic verification of identity .................................................................................................. 9 Basis of policy commitment .............................................................................................................. 10 Regulatory Impact Statement ........................................................................................................... 11 Committee consideration ................................................................................................................. 14 Senate Standing Committee for
    Date: 09/05/2011 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/752670 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt

  •   APRIL 4, 2011 Asylum trends: Europe and Australia compared This week the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released figures showing a fall in the number of asylum claims in the industrialised world over the last ten years. In an accompanying press release, it noted that: 'a total
    Date: 04/04/2011 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/844494 - Source: FlagPost - Author: SPINKS, Harriet - PH...

  •   MARCH 28, 2011 Responding to boat arrivals A widespread perception in the community that Australia is being swamped by asylum seekers arriving by boat continues to strongly influence government policy and to be an emotive and divisive political issue. As a result, for many years the Labor Government and
    Date: 28/03/2011 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/1026796 - Source: FlagPost - Author: PHILLIPS, Janet - SP...

  • ISSN 1328-8091 Parliament of Australia Departmentof Parliamentary Services Contents Purpose .................................................................................................................................................... 3 History of the Bill...................................................................................................................................... 4 Background .............................................................................................................................................. 4 Basis of policy commitment ................................................................................................................ 4 Committee consideration ................................................................................................................... 6 Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills ............................................................... 6 Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee .............................................. 7 Policy
    Date: 11/03/2011 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/614652 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt

  •         Updated 21 January 2011  BACKGROUND NOTE Seeking asylum: Australia’s humanitarian  program  Elibritt Karlsen  Law and Bills Digest Section  Janet Phillips and Elsa Koleth   Social Policy Section  Contents  Introduction .................................................................................................................................. 1  Part I - Background ....................................................................................................................... 2  Overview of Australia’s humanitarian response since 1945 .................................................... 2  Refugee and asylum levels and trends .................................................................................... 5  Part II - The Humanitarian Program ............................................................................................. 7  The Offshore component of the Humanitarian Program ......................................................... 7  The Refugee category ......................................................................................................... 7  The Humanitarian category .............................................................................................. 12  The Onshore component of the Humanitarian Program ....................................................... 14  Seeking asylum within Australia ....................................................................................... 14  Temporary Protection visas (TPVs) .............................................................................. 15  Seeking asylum in Australian excised territory ................................................................. 17  Part III - Settlement Initiatives .................................................................................................... 20  Regional settlement initiatives .............................................................................................. 20  Key resources .............................................................................................................................. 24  Appendix A: Explanation of key terms ........................................................................................ 25  Appendix B: Statistics .................................................................................................................. 27  Migration and Humanitarian Program (permanent) visa grants since 1989 ......................... 27       Humanitarian Program outcomes by category 1947 to 2009 ............................................... 28      Onshore asylum applications by financial year since 1989 ................................................... 30  Onshore asylum applications by calendar year 1989-2009 .................................................. 31  Regional refugee settlement 2004-2009 .............................................................................. 32      Seeking asylum: Australia’s humanitarian program    1  Introduction  Since 1945 Australia has resettled over 700 000 refugees and displaced persons, including  thousands during and immediately after World War II. Today, as part of its planned  Humanitarian Program, the government allocates places each year to refugees and others with  humanitarian needs.1 There were 13 750 places allocated under Australia’s Humanitarian 
    Date: 21/01/2011 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/158141 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: PHILLIPS, Janet - KO...

  • NOVEMBER 22, 2010 High Court ruling on the offshore processing of asylum claims On 11 November 2010 the High Court delivered its much anticipated judgment in the cases of Plaintiff M61/2010E v Commonwealth of Australia; Plaintiff M69 of 2010 v Commonwealth of Australia [2010] HCA 41. The plaintiffs were asylum
    Date: 22/11/2010 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/1040091 - Source: FlagPost - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt

  •    BACKGROUND NOTE   Updated 29 October 2010 Australia's Migration Program  Harriet Spinks  Social Policy Section  Contents  Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1  Australia’s Migration Program ................................................................................................................. 1  Skilled migration ................................................................................................................................. 3  Family stream ..................................................................................................................................... 5  Source countries ................................................................................................................................. 6  Regional initiatives .............................................................................................................................. 7  Temporary migration ............................................................................................................................... 8  Concluding comments ........................................................................................................................... 11  Appendix A: Chronology of announced changes to the Migration Program, November 2007- May 2010 ............................................................................................................................................. 12  Appendix B: Migration Program outcomes since 1985 ......................................................................... 15        Australia's Migration Program  1  Introduction  As part of its planned Migration Program, the federal government allocates places each year for  people wanting to migrate permanently to Australia.1 The 2010-11 Migration Program, announced  on 11 May 2010, allocates a total of 168 700 places, made up of 113 850 places in the skill stream,  54 550 places in the family stream and 300 special eligibility places.2   The focus of the Migration Program has changed since 1945 when the first federal immigration  portfolio was created. Australia’s immigration policies have evolved over those 65 years from  focussing on attracting migrants, primarily from the United Kingdom, for the purpose of increasing  Australia’s population to a focus on attracting workers and temporary (skilled) migrants in order to  meet the skilled labour needs of the economy.   This Background Note will look at Australia’s Migration Program patterns since 1945, including shifts  in numbers and focus, and outline some of the recent changes that have been made specifically to  address labour market concerns. Appendix A provides a chronology of changes to the Migration  Program made by the Rudd Labor Government. Migration Program statistics from 1984-85 through  to 2010-11 are provided at Appendix B.3   Australia’s Migration Program  Australia’s first federal immigration portfolio was created in 1945. The major impetus for the new  portfolio, and for the implementation of a large‐scale Migration Program, was World War II and its  aftermath. Since then almost seven million people have settled in Australia.4  By 1945 the government was keen to boost the Australian population in order to stimulate post‐war  economic development and to increase the numbers of people able to defend the country in the                                                               1.   ‘Migration Program’ refers to the number of visas issued for permanent residence. Temporary entrants are not  included in Migration Program figures. New Zealand citizens are also not included. The Migration Program comprises  skilled, family and special eligibility categories, but excludes humanitarian entrants. For information on the 
    Date: 29/10/2010 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/272398 - Source: BACKGROUND NOTE (RESEARCH... - Author: SPINKS, Harriet

  • OCTOBER 19, 2010 Seeking asylum from Afghanistan What is the situation globally? Afghanistan has been the leading country of origin of refugees for the past three decades with up to 6.4 million of its citizens having sought international protection during peak years. At the end of 2009, there were more
    Date: 19/10/2010 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/1042677 - Source: FlagPost - Author: PHILLIPS, Janet

  • OCTOBER 19, 2010 Developments in refugee law and policy 2007-10 Labor's first term in office One of the first things the newly elected Labor Government did upon taking office in 2007 was to stop processing asylum claims in the small Pacific Island State of Nauru—which the then Minister described as
    Date: 19/10/2010 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/1042695 - Source: FlagPost - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt

  •       Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services BACKGROUND NOTE  18 October 2010 Developments in Australian refugee law and policy 2007-10   Labor’s first term in office  Elibritt Karlsen  Law and Bills Digest Section  Contents  Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1  Chronology of key events ........................................................................................................................ 4  PART I—LEGISLATION .............................................................................................................................. 7  Migration Legislation Amendment Act (No.1) 2008 ........................................................................... 7  Migration Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 5) .............................................................................. 8  Migration Amendment (Notification Review) Act 2008 ..................................................................... 9  Migration Legislation Amendment Act (No.1) 2009 ........................................................................... 9  Migration Amendment (Abolishing Detention Debt) Act 2009 ........................................................ 10  Migration Amendment (Protection of Identifying Information) Act 2009 ........................................ 11  Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Test Review and Other Measures) Act 2009 ......... 11  Migration Amendment Regulations 2009 (No.6) ............................................................................. 12  Anti‐People Smuggling and Other Measures Act 2010 ..................................................................... 12  Proposed Legislation .............................................................................................................................. 13  Migration Amendment (Immigration Detention Reform) Bill 2009 ................................................. 13  Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection) Bill 2009 ....................................................... 13  PART II—POLICY REFORM AND OTHER COMMITMENTS....................................................................... 14  Cessation of extra‐territorial processing of asylum claims ............................................................... 14  Immigration detention ...................................................................................................................... 15  Commentary ........................................................................................................................... 17  Excision and offshore processing on Christmas Island ..................................................................... 17     Commentary ........................................................................................................................... 19  Suspension of processing Afghan and Sri Lankan asylum seekers ................................................... 19  Commentary ........................................................................................................................... 21  Proposal for a regional processing centre ........................................................................................ 22  Refugee Review Tribunal .................................................................................................................. 23  Merit‐based appointments .......................................................................................................... 23  Commentary ........................................................................................................................... 24  Publication of country of origin research .................................................................................... 24  Publication of decisions ............................................................................................................... 24  Multi‐year resettlement planning .................................................................................................... 25  Commonwealth budget commitments ............................................................................................. 26  2008—09 financial year ............................................................................................................... 26 
    Date: 18/10/2010 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/296071 - Source: BACKGROUND NOTE (RESEARCH... - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt

  • SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 Managing asylum flows Irregular arrivals—what is the solution? Over the last decade, the immigration debate in Australia has been largely overshadowed by the issue of asylum seekers arriving by boat (irregular arrivals). The issue took centre stage in the 2001 federal election when former Prime Minister John
    Date: 17/09/2010 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/1063066 - Source: FlagPost - Author: PHILLIPS, Janet - KA...

  • Parliamentary library briefing book: Key Issues for the 43rd Parliament Page | 34 Page | 35 Population and infrastructure immigration and population growth in 2009, australia’s population grew by two per cent with n et overseas m igration ( nom) accounting for 64 per cent of this growth and natural
    Date: 16/09/2010 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2431513 - Source: Parliamentary Library bri... - Author: SPINKS, Harriet - KO...

  • Parliamentary library briefing book: Key Issues for the 43rd Parliament Page | 96 Page | 97 australia in the world how is australia responding to the global challenge? increasing numbers of asylum seekers and others in need of humanitarian assistance pose huge challenges for the world’s destination countries. a ustralia
    Date: 16/09/2010 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2431557 - Source: Parliamentary Library bri... - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt -...

  • SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 Seeking asylum: Australia's humanitarian response to a global challenge Australia currently accepts about 13 750 refugees and other humanitarian entrants each year, but there remains a great deal of confusion surrounding the details of Australia's humanitarian responses and the complex visa arrangements involved. This new Parliamentary Library
    Date: 01/09/2010 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/1063075 - Source: FlagPost - Author: PHILLIPS, Janet

  • Contents Key points ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 1 Migration and population growth ........................................................................................................................................ 1 Permanent migration statistics ............................................................................................................................................... 1 Temporary migration statistics ............................................................................................................................................... 1 Other ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 2 Historical overview of Australia’s Migration Program ........................................................................................................ 3 Australia’s Migration Program (Table 1) ............................................................................................................................ 3 Australia’s Humanitarian Program (Table 1) .................................................................................................................... 6 Measuring
    Date: 27/08/2010 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/158143 - Source: BACKGROUND NOTE (RESEARCH... - Author: PHILLIPS, Janet - KL...

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