Updated 7 August 2015
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Gareth Larsen and Janet Phillips
Social Policy Section
This Quick Guide provides
key internet links to information about:
Note: A separate immigration quick guide is
available for Humanitarian entrants and asylum seekers.
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
The Department of
Social Services has responsibility for settlement and multicultural affairs,
including Humanitarian Settlement Services, Settlement Grants, Complex Case
Support Services, the Humanitarian Entrants Management System, the Australian
Cultural Orientation Program, Diversity and Social Cohesion Grants, Multicultural
Arts and Festivals Grants and the Building Multicultural Communities Program.
of Education and Training has responsibility for the Adult Migrant English
The Australian Bureau of Statistics collects
national and regional data along with select data from DIBP.
Australia also releases research and statistics including visitor arrivals
data, research reports and fact sheets.
The Migration Institute of
Australia produces various reports, research and submissions on issues
relevant to Registered Migration Agents (RMAs) and other migration
The Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) provides advice and information in relation to migration
The Parliamentary Library offers research briefs
and general distribution publications regarding current legislation as well as a
wide range of other issues of interest to the Parliament, including
Commission produces research and advice on a range of
economic, social and environmental issues affecting the welfare of Australians,
The Fair Work Ombudsman offers a single point of contact to
obtain accurate and timely information about Australia’s workplace relations
The Joint Standing Committee on Migration was
established by a resolution of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and
conducts inquiries in regards to migration-related issues.
The Migration Act 1958 underpins migration policy in Australia.
Broad overview of immigration
For a broad overview of Australian immigration, the
Parliamentary Library offers the following publications:
The following DIBP fact sheets and publications
provide summaries across immigration matters:
- Online forms
contain visa information and requirements.
reports provide information and statistics and report on program outcomes.
is the migration law database on DIBP’s website.
DIBP issues media
releases across a range of emerging immigration matters.
DIBP publishes statistics
including arrivals and departures, permanent and temporary migration program
DIBP fact sheets on Australia’s Skill Stream of the Migration
Recent departmental reports and
publications on skilled migration and the economy include:
The following provide a general overview of temporary migration
and conditions in Australia:
Temporary Work Visa (Subclass 457)
Working Holiday Makers
Other temporary visas
- other DIBP fact sheets include:
Migration and population
For copyright reasons some linked items are only available to members of Parliament.
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