Terms of Reference

The Joint Standing Committee on Migration shall inquire into and report on migrant settlement outcomes with reference to:

  • the mix, coordination and extent of settlement services available and the effectiveness of these services in promoting better settlement outcomes for migrants;
  • national and international best practice strategies for improving migrant settlement outcomes and prospects;
  • the importance of English language ability on a migrant’s, or prospective migrant’s, settlement outcome;
  • whether current migration processes adequately assess a prospective migrant’s settlement prospects; and
  • any other related matter.  

The Committee shall give particular consideration to social engagement of youth migrants, including involvement of youth migrants in anti-social behavior such as gang activity, and the adequacy of the Migration Act 1958 character test provisions as a means to address issues arising from this behavior.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Migration
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4560
Fax: +61 2 6277 4844
migration@aph.gov.au