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Country Resource - Australia

Australia

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  • Population....................................................................22,507,617 (July 2014 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................1.097% (2014 est.)
  • Birth rate.....................................................12.19 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Death rate................................................7.07 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................5.74 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Ethnic groups....... Caucasian 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1%

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Christine Inglis provides an update on the competing economic, political, and cultural forces that are challenging Australia's migration policy makers.

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Christine Inglis provides an update on the competing economic, political, and cultural forces that are challenging Australia's migration policy makers.

Christine Inglis looks at the Australian government’s renewed efforts to tighten security at the border and beyond.

Christine Inglis examines the Australian government's new four-year, $20 million initiative to fight human trafficking, particularly of women.

As Australia marks 25 years of multiculturalism in public policy, the country's courts are ruling on cases with serious implications for immigrant integration, according to Christine Inglis.

An Australian Senate committee is proposing that agricultural workers from the Pacific Islands be granted special seasonal access to Australia, according to Christine Inglis.

Australia's shifting immigration policies, which increasingly favor high-skilled workers while retaining a focus on family reunification, are leading to greater inflows of women.

In the wake of a string of arson fires at five Australian detention centers with large populations of asylum seekers, the government has begun new discussions about its much-debated refugee and humanitarian program.

Immigration has been a significant factor in New Zealand's history since the mid-19th century, and recently net migration gains have reached the highest levels ever recorded. Richard Bedford of the University of Waikato looks at the challenges ahead.

Census figures show that Australia began the new millennium with a larger and more diverse population.

Australia plans to increase its 2002-2003 immigration program to the highest annual intake since the end of the 1980s.

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