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The Administration of the Immigration and Citizenship Programs Paper

​​​​​​​​Ninth edition

This paper has been produced to help external stakeholders understand how the Department of Home Affairs administers Australia’s Immigration and Citizenship Programs.

This paper complements existing publicly available sources including regularly published data on the Department’s website and data.gov.au. The ninth edition includes data to 31 December 2021 where available, and updates on measures responding to COVID-19 and the re-opening of the international border, and the resettlement of Afghan citizens.

Effective administration of the Immigration and Citizenship Programs is central to maintaining Australia’s sovereignty, economic prosperity, community safety and its place as one of the most peaceful, united and culturally diverse countries in the world.


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