Speeches | 01 July 2009

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: The GFC and international migration - Dr Khalid Koser presentation

The global financial crisis is having a significant impact on international migration: for the first time in 25 years there has been a reduction in labour migration flows around the world; growing numbers of migrant workers are losing their jobs and returning home; the global value of remittances will reduce significantly in 2009; employment, living and working conditions are deteriorating for many migrant workers; and many states are adopting restrictive admission and work permit policies to protect the national labour market. This presentation by Dr Khalid Koser considers the implications of these changes for Australian domestic and foreign policy, considering lessons learned from elsewhere in the world as well as from responses to earlier economic and financial crises.Khalid Koser

  • Khalid Koser

The global financial crisis is having a significant impact on international migration: for the first time in 25 years there has been a reduction in labour migration flows around the world; growing numbers of migrant workers are losing their jobs and returning home; the global value of remittances will reduce significantly in 2009; employment, living and working conditions are deteriorating for many migrant workers; and many states are adopting restrictive admission and work permit policies to protect the national labour market. This presentation by Dr Khalid Koser considers the implications of these changes for Australian domestic and foreign policy, considering lessons learned from elsewhere in the world as well as from responses to earlier economic and financial crises.Khalid Koser

  • Khalid Koser