Australia is a major country of immigration. In 2010, an estimated 26.4% of the population in Australia was born overseas. This compares with 21.3% in Canada, 13.5% in the United States of America and 10.4% in the United Kingdom.
This site seeks to augment informed public discussion of immigration and population issues.
The material on the site was compiled by Professor Andrew Markus and is provided to further informed understanding of (1) population change in Australia, as indicated by statistics detailing immigration and population growth and (2) Australian public opinion on immigration and population issues.
The Scanlon Foundation Research Project
The Scanlon Foundation Social Cohesion Research Program was established to enhance understanding of the impact of immigration on social cohesion in Australia and to pursue the Foundation’s mission to support the creation of a more cohesive Australian society.
The Foundation is using the research findings to initiate on-the-ground action programs designed to address factors which affect social cohesion in areas where the potential for tension is most evident. In some cases these involve significant investments over a number of years in Major Projects.
The program is led by Prof. Andrew Markus of Monash University and Mr Bruce Smith of the Scanlon Foundation.
For inquiries, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following are members of the Mapping Australia’s Population Editorial Board, with oversight of the development of this site.
Hass Dellal OAM (Executive Director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation)
Andrew Markus (Pratt Foundation Research Professor of Jewish Civilisation, Monash University)
Peter McDonald AM (Professor of Demography and Director of the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute. Australian National University)
John Nieuwenhuysen AM (Emeritus Professor, Monash University, formerly Director, Bureau of Immigration, Population and Immigration Research and the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements)
Darren Pennay (Managing Director, Social Research Centre. Adjunct Professor, Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland)
Bruce Smith (Research Consultant, Fellow Australian Market & Social Research Society)
Postgraduate students undertaking a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) can find supervision through the ACJC, History, Philosophy, Religion and Theology, or any other discipline.
Australian and New Zealand Jewish Population Study
The Australian Jewish Population Study was established in 2007 through a partnership between Monash University’s … Continue reading Australian and New Zealand Jewish Population Study
Visual History Archive – Shoah Foundation
Monash University is the first Australasian university to provide access to the Visual History Archive … Continue reading Visual History Archive – Shoah Foundation
Yiddish Melbourne Project
The Yiddish Melbourne project is designed and led by Professor Andrew Markus. Much of the … Continue reading Yiddish Melbourne Project
Holocaust Autobiographies Published in Australia – Catalogue
A project sponsored by the Australian Centre for the Study of Jewish Civilisation and the … Continue reading Holocaust Autobiographies Published in Australia – Catalogue
Australian Archive of Jewish Music
The Australian Archive of Jewish Music is located in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of … Continue reading Australian Archive of Jewish Music
Talking History Project
The Australian Centre for the Study of Jewish Civilisation, in conjunction with the Jewish Museum … Continue reading Talking History Project
Yisroel Shtern Project
The Australian Centre for the Study of Jewish Civilisation of Monash University in Melbourne is … Continue reading Yisroel Shtern Project
Laura and Israel Kipen Judaica Collection
The Laura and Israel Kipen Judaica collection houses materials relating to the history of Jewish … Continue reading Laura and Israel Kipen Judaica Collection
Mapping Social Cohesion Reports
This summary report presents the findings of the third Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey … Continue reading Mapping Social Cohesion Reports