The Centre for Population and Urban Research is an independent research organisation within the School of Political and Social Inquiry in the Arts Faculty of Monash University. Its funding derives mainly from external research grants and consultancies. It has prepared reports for a number of Commonwealth, State and Local Government agencies, professional bodies and corporations.
- The recent 2013 International Education Advisory Council report, Australia – Educating Globally recommends giving overseas students who graduate in Australia an additional advantage in the migration selection system. This report examines the implications. It notes that only a minority of these students are finding professional level positions in Australia. The additional advantage would make the situation worse ... Read more
- The federal and state governments base their GP manpower policies on the assumption that there is a shortage of GPs in Australia, particularly in non-metropolitan areas.This assumption is founded on a mindset that dates from the mid-2000s when there really was a shortage of GPs in some of these areas. There is a formidable bureaucracy ... Read more
- ‘The Impact of Recent Immigration on the Australian Workforce”Bob Birrell and Ernest HealyFebruary 2013 The main finding is that the number of migrants arriving in Australia since the beginning of 2011 who found jobs is equivalent to the total number of new jobs created in Australia over the same period. This has had a harmful impact ... Read more
- Bob Birrell, Ernest Healy, Virginia Rapson and T. Fred Smith – July 2012 This study explains why housing prices are amongst the highest in the world and why this has occurred despite the Melbourne 2030 compact city policy planning initiatives. Melbourne 2030 has failed because developers cannot build medium density apartments at an affordable price. The ... Read more
- The Australian Government is running a record-high migration program, which it intends to increase in 2012–13. The justification is that the program is delivering migrants with scarce skills needed in the resources industries. However, none of the skilled permanent entry or temporary visa categories targets such migrants. Employers can sponsor migrants regardless of the industry, ... Read more