Migration Update Conference
Established in 2010, the Migration Update conference aims to provide a comprehensive update about current research in South Australia on contemporary refugee and migration matters.
Migration and refugee policy issues in Australia are likely to remain high on the public agenda for the foreseeable future. These conferences are therefore designed to bring together researchers, policy makers, service providers and the broader community interested in ensuring that public debate on these issues is informed by high quality research. Bringing together research-based knowledge with policy and service delivery capability and local experience can help us understand and respond appropriately to migration-related social transformations.
The conference is an initiative of the Don Dunstan Foundation in collaboration with The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and supported by the Government of South Australia.
The annual Migration Update Conference aims to inform researchers, policy makers, service providers and the broader community on current research in local refugee and migration matters.
Copies of Speeches and Recordings can be found in the 'Publications & Recording' Tab
- 2014: Sustainable Migration into the FutureThe 2014 Migration Update conference focussed on Sustainable Migration for the Future: cost, benefit or somewhere in between?
Speakers included: Professor Graeme Hugo AO, Professor Stephen Castles, Professor Peter McDonald AM, Professor Ian Lowe AO Professor Loretta Baldassar and Professor Glenn Withers AO.
- 2013: Ebbs and Flows of Regional MigrationThe 2013 Migration Update conference focussed on the migrant experience (new and settled) in regional towns and the challenges and opportunities for integration and diversity in rural South Australia.
Speakers included: Professor Graeme Hugo AO, Professor Philip Payton, Professor Brian Galligan, Professor Martha Augoustinos, Professor Ian Lowe AO and Dr Lillian Mwanri.
- 2012: Migration and Social TransformationThe 2012 Migration Update conference focussed on understanding and responding to the complex, two-way relationship between social change and migration
Speakers included: Professor Graeme Hugo AO, Dr Alexandre Kalache, Professor Richard Bedford, Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne, Rosie Roberts, Dr Clemence Due, Dr Julian Grant, Associate Professor Alex Reilly, Blythe Wood and Dr Danielle Every
- 2011: South Australia and BeyondThe two interrelated foci for the 2011 Migration Update Conference were: that future research topics be shaped more closely by the needs of the migration debate (as expressed by policy makers and service providers), and in turn, that public policy be formed on the basis of the timely and high quality research findings that are produced.
Speakers included: Professor Graeme Hugo AO and The Hon Grace Portelesi MP