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Migration & border policy links: Counting Australians, remittances, trafficking and more

This week's links also include debates and discussion on social protection and education for migrants and a case against the Home Office.

Bondi Beach (Photo: Flickr/Alpha)
Bondi Beach (Photo: Flickr/Alpha)
Published 29 Jun 2017   Follow @rebuckland

  • Read Gareth Hutchens’ analysis of the Census 2016 results.
  • The Australian’s David Uren argues migration policy alleviates ageing pressures. Leith van Onselen disagrees.
  • Development Policy Institute’s Matthew Dornan reflects on findings from a recent Horticultural Innovation Australian report which recommended a number of migration policy changes to better serve the Australian vegetable industry.
  • Overseas Development Institute has published two briefing papers on migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The first examines social protection for labour migrants. The second explores the challenges and opportunities presented by primary school level education within migrant communities.
  • In an effort to improve migrant access to remittance information, the International Organization for Migration has partnered with FXcompared to build a money transfer comparison tool.
  • Writing for Migration Policy Institute, Szilvia Altorjai and Jeanne Batalova examine the role immigrants play in the US health care sector.
  • Ten people detained in UK immigration centres have commenced legal proceedings against the Home Office citing severe underpayment.
  • Harvard Law School has released a report considering US protection obligations, national security priorities and the economic contribution of refugees.
  • In a recent Center for Global Development working paper, Michael Clemens and Jennifer Hunt argue that the impact of refugee waves on the average US native-born work is small despite prevailing discourse.
  • The US Department of State has published its Trafficking in Persons Report 2017. Australia's Ambassador to ASEAN Jane Duke discusses what DFAT is doing to combat trafficking in our region.



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