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The Administration of the Immigration and Citizenship Programs Paper

​​​Addendum to the eleventh edition – October 2023

The addendum to the eleventh edition of the Administration of the Immigration and Citizenship Programs paper (the Administration Paper) has been published. The Department of Home Affairs (the Department) has produced the Administration Paper to provide understanding of the composition and management of Australia’s Immigration Program in a changing international environment. The Department manages the Immigration Program in a way that contributes to building a resilient Australian economy and provides opportunities to migrants and their families. The Administration Paper complements existing publicly available information and data regularly updated on the Home Affairs website and at the Australian Government data website. The Administration Paper evidences the Department’s efficient and effective administration of its Migration and Citizenship Programs. This ensures Australia retains its status as one of the most peaceful, united and culturally diverse countries in the world.

The Administration Paper catalogues the Government’s efforts to drive Australia’s economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. These efforts include:

  • Remediating skilled labour shortages in areas where the skilling of Australians is not yet keeping pace with industry demands.
  • Government’s commitment to further accelerate visa processing times and reduce on-hand applications to pre-COVID-19 levels to enable more people to enter Australia more quickly.
  • Upholding Australia’s sovereign right to manage its Migration Program in the interests of its economic prosperity, social cohesion and national security imperatives.

The addendum provides an update to the current edition of the Administration Paper and should be read in conjunction with the eleventh edition.


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