Key internet links on Immigration

Australian Government Agencies

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) maintains a comprehensive website, providing a large amount of information and statistical material on immigration and asylum issues. It provides links to reports, longitudinal studies, fact sheets, historical chronologies, and program statistics to name just a few.

Community Information Summaries

Fact sheet index

Publications, Research and Statistics 

Population Flows: Immigration Aspects provides information on the characteristics of Australia's population, the composition of Australia's immigration programs and the movement of people into and out of Australia.

Immigration Federation to Century's End

Longitudinal survey of immigrants to Australia

Information booklets and forms

Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) regulates the migration advice industry

Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal

Australian Human Rights Commission

Face the Facts 2008 Some Questions and Answers about Indigenous Peoples, Migrants and Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Immigration, Asylum Seekers and Refugees

National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention

Other Australian Resources

Migration Act 1958

Migration Institute of Australia is a professional body representing the migration consultancy industry

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Migration series (catalogue no. 3412.0). This annual publication includes figures on overseas migration, overseas-born population, overstayers, and illegal entrants.

2006 Census data by location allows you to drill down to statistics on migration, language, religion, birthplace and ancestry at the state/territory and capital city level

Joint Standing Committee on Migration

Commonwealth Ombudsman Immigration Detention Review Reports

Refugee Council of Australia

ANU Centre for Immigration & Multicultural Studies

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Overseas Sites

International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a leading international organisation working with migrants and governments on international responses to migration challenges.

OECD International Migration page. The OECD 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).

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is the agency responsible for leading international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. The UNHCR website is a major source of data on global refugee movements and trends.

Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees  

Refworld provides access to reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks.

Publications, including Global Trends and State of the World’s Refugees reports

Refugee statistics  

Protecting Refugees and the Role of UNHCR.

Resettlement Handbook includes data on refugee resettlement by county

Asylum law.org for comparisons of international refugee law

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Canada Immigration and Refugee Board

Eurasylum links to policy documents, statistics, journals, national authorities and legislation in Europe and internationally

European Research Centre On Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER)

European Council on Refugees and Exiles

New Zealand Immigration Service

UK Asylum and Immigration Tribunal

UK Border Agency

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

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