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A new paradigm of international migration : implications for migration policy and planning for Australia. /

by Hugo, Graeme.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Information and Research Services, Department of the Parliamentary Library 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Migrants in the new economy : problems, perspectives and policy. /

by Bertone, Santina (ed.) | Casey, Helen (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria University 2000Description: xiv, 260 p.Notes: Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction / Santina Bertone -- The Big Picture. Chapter 2. Globalisation, deregulation and the changing Australian labour market / Jock Collins -- Chapter 3. Doing it tough: migrants and workplace change / Santina Bertone -- Chapter 4. Migrants and long term unemployment / Ian Watson -- Business Perspectives. Chapter 5. Australia's Business migration procedures: the experience of business / Lynn Beaton and Alexis S. Esposto -- Chapter 6. From behind the scenes to behind the bar: the cultural contribution of migrant and transitory employees to Irish theme pubs / Barry O'Mahony and Gerry Box -- Policy Strategies. Chapter 7. Addressing outworker exploitation: considerations in NSW government policy / Caroline Alcorso -- Chapter 8. Literacy training, workplace performance and migrant workers' lives / Maree Fitzpatrick -- Chapter 9. Bridging courses for refugees: the experience of the Horn of Africa communities / Eleni Bereded, Robyn Broadbent, Leesa Wheelahan -- Chapter 10. Reaping the 'Diversity Dividend': productive diversity in Australian business and industry / Santina Bertone and Alexis Esposto Migrants and Labour Market Deregulation Conference organised by the Workplace Studies Centre, Victoria University, 1999.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The economic benefit of increased participation in education and training . /

by Access Economics.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:28:24 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economic impacts of migration and population growth. /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2006Description: xxxi, 319 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2006 Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-319)Summary: "Migration has been an important influence on Australian society and the economy affecting the size, composition and geographic location of the population and workforce. Recent changes to Australia's migration program include a greater emphasis on skills, increased numbers of temporary immigrants, and more diversification in the country of origin. The number of Australians leaving this country, permanently and long term, has risen markedly in recent years. But the number has been considerably smaller than those coming to Australia. Economic effects of migration arise from demographic and labour market differences between migrants and the Australian-born population, and from migration-induced changes to population growth. However, the Commission considers it unlikely that migration will have a substantial impact on income per capita and productivity because the annual flow of migrants is small relative to the stock of workers and population migrants are not very different in relevant respects from the Australian-born population and, over time, the differences become smaller. Some effects of migration are more amenable to measurement and estimation than others. Effects that cannot be reliably measured or estimated might still be significant. Positive effects from additional skilled migrants arise from higher participation rates, slightly higher hours worked per worker and the up-skilling of the workforce. Some of the economy-wide consequences lower per capita income, such as capital dilution and a decline in the terms of trade. The overall economic effect of migration appears to be positive but small, consistent with previous Australian and overseas studies. In terms of the selection criteria of the Migration Program the greater emphasis on skills has been associated with better labour market outcomes for immigrants English language proficiency stands out as a key factor determining the ease of settlement and labour market success of immigrants." -- [Publisher website]; "The Australian Government has asked the Commission to examine the impacts of migration and population growth on Australia s productivity and economic growth. The Commission has been requested to report on: the nature of international migration flows; the impact of migration, particularly skilled migration, on the labour force; the effects of migration and population growth on productivity and economic growth; legislative and other impediments preventing Australia from realising productivity gains from migration and population growth." --Overview.Availability: (1)

Modelling the economic impacts of migration and population growth : a report to the Productivity Commission. /

by Giesecke, James | Meagher, G.A.

Edition: Rev. ed.Publisher: [Clayton, Vic.] Monash University 2006Description: 116 p.Notes: January 2006 Revised 23 January 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Skilled migration to Australia /

by Phillips, Janet | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2006Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:27:34 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Welfare recipient patterns among migrants . /

by Birrell, Bob | Jupp, James.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs 2000Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The economic impacts of migration : a comparison of two approaches. /

by Econtech.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:33:15 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Immigration and wages : an open economy model. /

by Lee, Wang-Sheng | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How many refugees should come? /

by Rivett, Kenneth | Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia 1987Description: 43 p.: Bibliography p. 40-43.Notes: Paper presented to a meeting of the Refugee Council of Australia at Red Cross House, Melbourne, on 4 November,1987.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Population and Australia s future labour force. /

by McDonald, Peter | Withers, Glenn.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:20 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: No items available

Immigrants : your country needs them. /

by Legrain, Philippe.

Publisher: London, U.K. Little Brown 2006Description: x, 374 p.Notes: Contents: Introduction. Migration Isn't Just For The Birds: It's Time For Fresh Thinking About Immigration -- 1. War On Our Borders: The Hidden Costs Of Immigration Controls -- 2. Border Crossing: How Migrants Got To Where They Are Now -- 3. Why We Need The Huddled Masses: The Case For Low-skilled Migration -- 4. The Global Talent Contest: The Pros And Cons Of High-skilled Migration -- 5. Cosmopolitan And Rich: The Economic Benefits Of Diversity -- 6. Stealing Our Jobs: Do Immigrants Displace Local Workers? -- 7. Snouts In Our Trough: Are Immigrants A Burden On The Welfare State? -- 8. 'Our Heroes: How Migration Helps Poor Countries -- 9. Brain Drain Or Brain Gain: The Costs And Benefits Of Skilled Emigration -- 10. It Needn't Be Forever: The Case For Temporary Migration -- 11. Alien Nation: Does Immigration Threaten National Identity? -- 12. Huntington And Hispanics: Is Latino Immigration Splitting America In Two? -- 13. Stranger, Can You Spare A Dime: Does Immigration Threaten Social Solidarity? -- 14. Learning To Live Together: How To Integrate Immigrants Into Society -- 15. Illiberal Islam: Do Muslim Immigrants Threaten Our Security And Our Way Of Life? -- 16. Open Borders: Let Them In. Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: "Immigration divides our globalising world like no other issue. We are swamped by bogus asylum-seekers and infiltrated by terrorists, our jobs stolen, our benefit system abused, our way of life destroyed or so we are told. Philippe Legrain has written a book that looks beyond the headlines. Why are ever-rising numbers of people from poor countries arriving in Europe, North America and Australasia? Can we keep them out? Should we even be trying? Combining compelling first-hand reporting from around the world, incisive socio-economic analysis and a broad understanding of what is at stake politically and culturally, 'Immigrants' is a passionate, but lucid book. In our open world, more people will inevitably move across borders, Legrain says and we should generally welcome them. They do the jobs we can't or won't do - and their diversity enriches us all. Left and right; free-marketeers and campaigners for global justice; enlightened patriots all should rally behind the cause of freer migration, because They need Us and We need Them." Publisher's website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Migrants fiscal impact model : 2008 update. /

by Access Economics.

Publisher: Access Economics 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:52:08 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: "This model provides a detailed profile of the effect of new migrants to Australia on the Commonwealth government budget, both in terms of revenues and outlays. A key element of the update was to incorporate results from the second wave of LSIA 3 (the third Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants in Australia). This data represents the latest information on migrants contributions and take-ups in their second year after arrival in Australia. LSIA data is used in the model for estimates of income by visa class, labour force characteristics and the take-up of a range of government benefits/payments. A range of other changes to visa categories, government programs, tax rates and thresholds and other data have been included in this update." -- Executive SummaryAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The microeconomic determinants of emigration and return migration of the best and brightest : evidence from the Pacific /

by Gibson, John | McKenzie, David.

Publisher: Washington DC Centre for global development 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social and economic conditions of Australian Muslims : implications for social inclusion /

by Hassan, Riaz | National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies 2009Description: PDF.Other title: NCEIS Research Papers ; volume 4(2).Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Using specially generated tabulations of Muslim and non Muslim Australians from the 2006 Census, this paper examines the social and economic position of Australian Muslims and implications for their social inclusion. Although Australian Muslims come from more than 30 countries, the largest number, 38 per cent, are Australian born and almost 40 per cent are younger than 20 years. The paper will argue that socioeconomic marginalisation and a sense of relative deprivation are often breeding grounds of religious and nonreligious radicalisation.Availability: (1)

Migration : benefiting Australia conference proceedings. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and ndigenous Affairs. Research Section Migration Branch.

Publisher: Canberra A.C.T. The Department 2002Description: pp.Notes: Part 1 : Population. 1 Australia's population futures / Peter McDonald -- 2 Ageing in the 21st century : Implications for public policy / Steve Dowrick -- 3 Emigration of skilled Australians: Patterns, trends and issues / Graeme Hugo -- Part 2 : Economic /budgetary impact of migration . 4 The economics of migration / Chris Richardson -- Part 3 : Social and economic participation of migrants -- 5 Immigration : Who wins and who loses / Ross Garnaut -- 6 The migrant perspective / Sue Richardson -- 7 Global competition for skills : An evaluation of policies / John Salt -- Part 4 : International asylum and humanitarian migration -- 8 Humanitarian flows and the international system of protection / Alexander Casella -- Part 5 : Panel discussions. Migration and population -- Judging the success of immigration policy - social, economic and international issues -- Part 6 : Conference speeches. Opening speech to the conference / The Hon Philip Ruddock MP, Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs -- Bridging the divide : A population policy to benefit all Australians / Julia Gillard MP, Shadow Minister for Population and Immigration -- Multiculturalism : Sustaining a vital Australia / Benjamin Chow -- How many people doing what? / Michael Krockenberger -- The case for a higher population / Bert Dennis -- Closing speech to the conference / The Hon Philip Ruddock MPAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The effects of taxation on migration : some evidence for the ASEAN and APEC economies /

by Claus, Edda | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Claus, Iris | Dorsam, Michael.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Bibliography : p. 29-30Summary: This paper investigates the effects of taxation on migration. It develops a stylized, two country model to examine the impact of taxation on labor mobility. The theoretical prediction that taxation affects migration decisions is supported by some empirical evidence for the ASEAN and APEC economies. Average tax rates are found to have a larger impact on migration choices than marginal rates. Moreover, the results suggest that educated migrants are more responsive to taxation than migrants with no education. Average tax rates are most important for migrants with secondary education, while marginal rates have a greater influence on the decisions of migrants with tertiary education than secondary educated migrants. The finding that taxation affects migration decisions, in particular of educated migrants, has important policy implications.Availability: (1)

Exploring economism in migration policy and research /

by Boese, Martina | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. The Future of Sociology. (2009 : Canberra, A.C.T.) INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Stating the need for immigration and pointing to its benefits for the receiving country is a known strategy in political discourse to encourage public support of increased immigration targets or liberalised immigration. The economic benefits of migration have traditionally served as a counterargument against political fears of xenophobia in many European countries, and in Australia, they have helped to replace an immigration policy based on exclusion. Needs and benefits are usually described in relation to the host economy, more specifically the labour market and income through tax. The language of needs and cost-benefits which has become normalised in immigration policy in Australia as well as internationally is however not restricted to the policy sphere. It extends into the area of research on immigration and settlement. ; This paper will first discuss the economic rationales underpinning Australian immigration policy with a particular focus on regional settlement policies before exploring manifestations of economism in analyses of migration and reflecting on implications for the sociological analysis of migration. The paper is based on a literature and policy review for a new Australian Research Council Linkage project on migrants and refugees' settlement in rural and regional Australia.Availability: (1)

Migration : the economic debate.

by Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. CEDA, 2016Description: 108 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2016Summary: 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 focus on Australia developing a predominantly skill-based formal selection system for permanent migration. Australia now takes a disproportionately large component of the world’s migration flows, with significant economic and social consequences for the country. Despite Australia comprising only 0.3 per cent of the world’s population, 2.8 per cent of the world’s immigrants live in Australia. There are now more people living in Australia who were born overseas, as a portion of the population, than at any other time in the last 130 years. This is the highest portion in the world, after Israel. The migration program has favoured skilled migrants over family reunion since 1997–98. Over this century there have been 1,464,622 skilled migrant visas issued with 753,691 family stream visas. Over the same period, 205,987 humanitarian visas were issued, slightly more than nine per cent of the total visas issued this century. Availability: (1)

A good match : optimising Australia's permanent skilled migration / Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)

by Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), 2021Description: [39 p ] PDF.Online Access: Report | Website Summary: Permanent migration has been a central feature of Australia’s economic development over the last century. Australia welcomed more than seven million permanent migrants in the last 70 years, of which more than two million arrived in the last decade. On average, these migrants are younger than the Australian population, more likely to hold post-secondary qualifications and facilitate important foreign trade and investment relationships. As CEDA demonstrated in its Effects of Temporary Migration report, recent waves of migrants have not had an adverse impact on the wages or jobs of Australian-born workers. The permanent migration program has evolved over time in line with economic imperatives, political attitudes and societal expectations. However, it has retained a consistent focus on selecting migrants with the skills to complement the domestic workforce. The skills focus has intensified in the last 25 years as skilled migration became the dominant stream of the permanent migration program and Australia’s points based skilled migration system became the envy of advanced economies around the world. Other nations such as the United Kingdom have sought to replicate Australia’s program to maximise the benefits of migration and retain community support for it in the wake of Brexit. [overview] Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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