CHP PhD Confirmation Seminar 2-Oct-17: Evolution of Australian Immigration Policy – How did we get here? What was the demographic and economic impact? Where to now?

11.00am-12.00pm, Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Seminar Room 405a, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presented by Mr Abul Rizvi, Former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Immigration 1991-2011.

In this talk, Abul recounts the changes in policy that occurred and how they occurred  emphasising the positions taken by the major political parties. He outlines his thesis plans to examine the economic impacts of immigration during this period and to consider where to from now.

Abul Rizvi is a former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Immigration (under its various titles). For 20 years from 1991, he was one of the principal people involved in the transformation of Australian immigration policy including the shift to permanent and temporary skilled migration, regional migration schemes, and the intersection of migration and the international student programme. The approaches taken by Australia in these years have been followed by other migrant-intake countries and are under very active consideration by others.

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