Janet Wall is a Senior Research Officer in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Population at the University of Adelaide. From 1982 she worked closely with Graeme Hugo on all of his research projects and publications, including the Atlas of the Australian People series based on the 1986, 1991, and 1996 censuses and funded by the former Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; his Federation Fellowship on “The New Paradigm of International Migration to and from Australia: Dimensions, Causes, and Implications” (2002-06); and Australian Professorial Fellowship on “Circular Migration in Asia, the Pacific, and Australia: Empirical, Theoretical, and Policy Dimensions” (2010-14), both funded by the Australian Research Council. She has provided specialized literature searches, demographic data collection, and analysis, especially relating to migration and editorial assistance.
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This report dispels the perception that flows between Australia and the ASEAN region are headed in one direction: to Australia. Using unpublished administrative data, the authors sketch a complex picture of skilled Australian emigration to ASEAN, significant temporary movements of skilled workers in both directions, and close connections between the two regions even after migrants permanently return to their country of origin.