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  • Skilled migration policy and the labour market performance of immigrants 

    Tani, Massimiliano (Lowy Institute For International Policy, 2017-09-30)
    This working paper examines whether migration policy, in addition to managing a country’s population size, is a suitable tool to influence immigrants’ labour market outcomes. It exploits a migration policy change that occurred in Australia in the late ...
  • Strengthening Australia’s assisted voluntary return program 

    Swan, Glen (Lowy Institute For International Policy, 2017-05-30)
    Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) programs facilitate travel for migrants who want to return home but require financial assistance to do so. In Australia, the AVR program is primarily employed to facilitate return for migrants who have no ongoing legal ...
  • The development benefits of expanding Pacific access to Australia’s labour market 

    Berkelmans, Leon; Pryke, Jonathan (Lowy Institute For International Policy, 2016-12-30)
    A stable and prosperous Pacific Islands region is essential for Australia’s security and foreign policy. Australia is investing significant amounts of aid in the development of the region with very mixed results. The economic, demographic, governance, ...
  • How to be exceptional: Australia in the slowing global economy 

    Edwards, John (Lowy Institute For International Policy, 2016-11-30)
    This Analysis finds that Australia is an exception to unfavourable trends said to be evident in other advanced economies. There is no evidence of secular stagnation in the Australian economy — and not much evidence of it in the US economy either. ...

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