In August 2012, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship established an Irregular Migration Research Programme (Research Programme) to identify and address the knowledge gaps in irregular migration research, with a particular focus on placing Australiaâ€™s experience in a broader global and migration context. An underlying principle of the Research Programme is that the research be framed in an open, inquiring manner that is objective and non-partisan. The Department was renamed the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) following administrative arrangements announced on 18 September 2013. The Research Programme was established as a multi-layered and integrated programme including in-house research and analysis, commissioned research, a small grants programme, a multi-year research partnership arrangement with the Australian National University and a series of occasional papers. An underlying principle of the Research Programme is that the research be framed in an open, inquiring manner that is objective and non-partisan.
|Commissioning body||Research Programme, Department of Immigration and Border Protection|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|