University Club Banquet Hall
University of Western Australia
2 Hackett Drive, Crawley
9.00am – 4.30pm Thursday 10 September 2015
Focusing on Western Australian issues around migration and internal mobility,
the inaugural WA Migration and Mobilities Update Conference provides an update of current research in Western Australia and beyond.
Linked to the ‘In The Zone’ (add link http://zone.uwa.edu.au/) initiative, the conference applies academic expertise to policy questions through a unique dialogue approach involving policy makers, academics, service providers and community.
The conference will serve as a site where research-based knowledge, policy and service delivery capability and local experience are brought together to respond to migration-related social transformations.
- labour migration (temporary work migration, Fly in Fly Out, regional movements)
- contemporary social issues and migration (aged care, education, health, integration, international students, the value of diversity for regional competitiveness, economic/cultural value of community languages)
- refugee settlement
- migration issues In The Zone (focus on India, China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia)
- (re)creating the nation (border protection, visa issues, citizenship, social cohesion/resilience, belonging and temporary migrants)
The event is dedicated to the late Professor Graeme Hugo, one of the leading figures in Australian migration studies and is based on the successful ‘Migration Update’ annual conference in Adelaide supported by the Dunstan Foundation.