Making Information Meaningful

Case studies

Working holiday makers

DIAC Former working holiday makers

ASR conducted an international web survey of over 100,000 former working holiday makers (WHM) covering 55 contries. The project collected information about why WHM’s visited Australia, where they visited and the jobs they performed while in Australia, any skills or education they have obtained during their […]

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Christmas Island detainees

DIAC Detainee experiences in detention

Building on the visitor study, ASR worked with DIAC detention services staff to develop a research program to explore detainees’ current experiences while in different forms of detention. The research project focused on Darwin, Villawood and Maribyrnong detention centres.

Detainee advocates and service providers, including two health professionals […]

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Settled Migrants

DIAC Settlement outcomes

ASR completed the SONA study (Settlement outcomes of new arrivals) in 2010. The study involved a qualitative component followed by a large scale quantitative cross-sectional survey of humanitarian, family and skilled migrants who had been living in Australia from 12-60 months. This study was a first […]

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Living in harmony

DIAC Living in harmony

The Australian Government established the Living in Harmony program in 1998 as an anti-racism initiative and it has been managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. The objectives of the program were/are to address issues of cultural, racial and religious intolerance by promoting respect, fairness […]

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Office of Migration Agents Regulation Authority (OMARA)

Proposed English language requirements for registered migration agents

For the Office of Migration Agents Regulation Authority ASR conducted a census of all registered migration agents (RMAs) about proposed changes to English language requirements for re-registering agents. Using MARA records, all RMAs were invited to provide […]

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DIAC Family migration

In 2011 and 2012 ASR and Australian National University (ANU) developed the family migration survey directed at the partners of skilled, family and humanitarian primary applicants that had arrived in Australia within the previous 5 years. ANU was the lead contractor for (DIAC) on this project. The research […]

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Boat people off Christmas Island

DIAC Irregular maritime arrivals (IMA) experiences in detention

DIAC engaged the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and ASR to conduct research of IMAs’ experiences in detention facilities throughout Australia.

ASR conducted the fieldwork component of the project with IMA’s in detention centres located in Christmas Island, Curtin (WA), Inverbrackie (SA), MITA (VIC), NIDC (NT […]

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ABC Current Affairs

Australian Broadcasting Corporation audience research

ASR was commissioned to conduct audience research (2008) of a regular current affairs program which broadcast to schools throughout Australia. The study involved contacting teachers in all types of school settings (private, government and independent as well as urban, regional and rural). We collected teachers’ opinions about all […]

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Student Exams

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

VCE examination feedback survey

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) has engaged Australian Survey Research (ASR) to conduct an online survey of Victorian VCE teachers about a range of examination-related issues. The survey was first conducted in 2007.

Between 900 to 1000 teachers respond […]

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University of Sydney

The University of Sydney Alumni Census

Australian Survey Research (ASR) was commissioned by The University of Sydney to conduct the 2012 alumni census, including non-alumni that have made a donation to the University within the last five years. The census was conducted among 130,682 domestic and international Alumni and 9,816 Non […]

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