Author: Dr. John Chuol Muon (Ph.D.)
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Political Science
Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2016 in the subject Politics - Region: Australia, New Zealand, grade: A, , course: Bachelor degree, language: English, abstract: Globally, the process of migration is a complicated phenomenon involving huge numbers of people moving from one country to another to escape from unstable conditions and to seek better living conditions and opportunities. Recent political upheavals have increased the number of those people who are seeking asylum in far off areas from their land 2. Since last two centuries, Australia has been shaped by immigrants. Immigration plays a key role in Australian population growth and economic development. The political trends have also impacted the country’s immigration policy, especially in the last decade. This paper discusses these political trends and the fluctuations the Australian immigration policy has witnessed in the last ten years due to domestic political trends, multiculturalism policy, two-step immigration policies, the recent asylum seekers issue and globally increased security threats.