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The Administration of the Immigration and Citizenship Programs Paper

​​​​​​​​​​​​Tenth edition

The tenth edition of the Administration of the Immigration and Citizenship Programs paper (the paper) has been produced to help external stakeholders understand how the Department of Home Affairs administers Australia’s Immigration and Citizenship Programs.

The paper complements existing publicly available information and data regularly updated on the Department's website and at data.gov.au​. The tenth edition includes data to 31 August 2022 where available, and provides an overview of visa and citizenship program delivery including efforts to expedite Australia’s economic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and ease skill and workforce shortages.

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


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