Henry Sherrell is an independent migration research and policy adviser. In the past, he has a worked for the then Department of Immigration and Citizenship, a Federal Member of Parliament, and the Federal Parliamentary Library. As a researcher, he's worked for the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University and the Migration Council Australia.
Out of sight, out of mind? Irregular people movement on the doorstep
People haven’t stopped trying to migrate in the region, yet Australia’s role has been reduced to that of a bystander.
Australia, New Zealand and the “corrosive” character test
Hundreds of Kiwis have had Australian visas cancelled and a new law could see the trans-Tasman dispute yet grow worse.
Getting migration right when government is no longer in sole control
Multinational businesses, universities and the science community have all failed to properly explain the role skilled migrants play in their organisations today.
457 visas: All Australia had to do was hold the line
Instead of grasping the opportunity presented by anti-migrant sentiment across the world, the Turnbull Government yesterday decided to join the party.
Lessons from India on migration’s role in trade policy
Australia would be well placed if it established a set of principles for migration when negotiating trade and other deals.
Australian immigration in the Trump era
The Trump Administration presents the best opportunity we will ever have to present Australia as a place of welcome and innovation.