This project investigates the impacts of irregular migration in three cities in the Asia Pacific region.
Australian Research Council
As Australia's role in security and development in Pacific states increases, there is every possibility that irregular labour migration may flow from these ties. This is likely to exacerbate tensions in Australia around multiculturalism and national identity that have surfaced recently in violent public disturbances and in debates on border protection, migration and guest worker schemes.
The project will draw on regional and Australian experiences of irregular migration to inform policy and political questions on the prominent issues of citizenship, migration and globalisation.
Project team: Paul James and Anne McNevin