This page lists research reports held by the Australian Population Research Institute.
Bob Birrell and Ernest Healy, Making things in Australia again? Not in Victoria
Katharine Betts and Bob Birrell, A Big Australia: why it may all be over
Bob Birrell, The Australian Horticultural Workforce: Working Holiday makers are no longer the ‘Backbone‘, A submission to the National Agricultural Workforce Strategy Inquiry
Kerry Breen and Bob Birrell*, Selling medical education to international students IMJ published, Internal Medicine Review, 2020 (50)
* TAPRI member
Bob Birrell, The Australian Horticultural Workforce: Working Holiday Makers are no longer the ‘Backbone’ – A submission to the National Agricultural Workforce Strategy Inquiry
Bob Birrell and Katharine Betts, The Crisis in the Overseas Student Industry: How should government respond?
Katharine Betts, Demographic ageing: time-bomb or break through?
Bob Birrell and David McCloskey, Australia’s ‘jobs and growth’ strategy: pathway to a low productivity economy
Bob Birrell, Australia’s partner visa program: reform needed
Bob Birrell, The 2019 election and the impending migrant parent deluge
Bob Birrell, Overseas students are driving Australia’s Net Overseas Migration tide
Katharine Betts and Bob Birrell, Immigration, population growth and voters: who cares, and why?
Bob Birrell and Katharine Betts, Australia’s higher education overseas student industry revisited
Bob Birrell and Katharine Betts, Australia’s higher education overseas student industry: in a precarious state
Stephen Saunders, Why do we have a ‘Big Australia’?
Bob Birrell and Ernest Healy, Immigration and the Housing Affordability Crisis in Sydney and Melbourne
Katharine Betts, Immigration and public opinion in Australia: how public concerns about high migration are suppressed
Bob Birrell, Australia’s skilled migration program: scarce skills not required
Katharine Betts and Bob Birrell, Australian voters’ views on immigration policy
Bob Birrell, The Coalition’s 457 visa reset: tougher than you think
Don Edgar, Patricia Edgar, Bob Birrell,* Katharine Betts,* Briony Dow and Chris Lovell, The New Middle Age: ways to thrive in the longevity economy
Mike Moynihan and Bob Birrell, GP Oversupply — ignoring the evidence
Bob Birrell, Ernest Healy, and Bob Kinnaird, Immigration overflow: why it matters
Katharine Betts, Disability and age, from 1998 to 2015
Mike Moynihan and Bob Birrell, Why the public cost of GP services is rising so fast
Adrienne Millbank, Moral Confusion and the 1951 UN Convention in Europe and Australia
Bob Kinnaird and Bob Birrell, Review of the 457 visa Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT)
Bob Birrell and David McCloskey, Sydney and Melbourne ‘s housing affordability crisis—Report two: No end insight
Katharine Betts, Voters’ attitudes to population growth in Australia: results of a survey conducted for Sustainable Population Australia
Bob Birrell and David McCloskey, The housing affordability crisis in Sydney and Melbourne—Report One: The demographic foundations
A brief article based on the above paper appeared in The Conversation, 2 November 2015: The root of Sydney and Melbourne’s housing crisis: we’re building the wrong thing
Katharine Betts, Migration to Australia: an overview of the data, from 1860 to 2014-15
Bob Birrell and Katharine Betts, The 2015 Intergenerational Report: Misleading findings and hidden agendas
A short article based on the above paper is on The Conversation web site: Truthy untruths: behind the facade of the Intergenerational Report
The following titles were originally published by the Centre for Population and Urban Research at Monash University.
Bob Birrell and Ernest Healy, Immigration & unemployment, August 2014
This paper attracted criticism from Judith Sloan at The Australian. See ‘Migrants no threat to jobs‘, 26 August 2014. Sloan argued that the authors had drawn data from two incompatible sources and thus their results were meaningless. Birrell wrote a reply pointing out that this was not so; all of the data come from the ABS Labour Force Survey. The Australian did not print this correction. His piece, ‘The recent migrant impact on employment—a reply to Judith Sloan’, is appended here.
Katharine Betts, The Ageing of the Australian Population: Triumph or Disaster?, April 2014
Bob Birrell and Ernest Healy, Melbourne’s High Rise Apartment Boom, September 2013
Bob Birrell and Ernest Healy, Scarce Jobs: Migrants or Locals at the End of the Queue, August 2013
Bob Birrell, Too Many GPs, March 2013
Bob Birrell and Ernest Healy, The Impact of Recent Immigration on the Australian Workforce, February 2013
Bob Birrell and Ernest Healy, Immigration Overshoot 2012, November 2012
Bob Birrell, Ernest Healy, Virginia Rapson and T. Fred Smith, The End of Affordable Housing in Melbourne, June 2012
Bob Birrell and Genevieve Heard, The 2012-13 immigration program: record numbers, city-bound, May 2012
Bob Birrell, Australia’s New Health Crisis—Too Many Doctors, September 2011
Bob Birrell, Ernest Healy, Katharine Betts, T. Fred Smith, Immigration and the Resources Boom Mark 2, July 2011
Bob Birrell, Dharma Arunachalam, Ernest Healy, Guardianship and demographic trends, a research report prepared for the Victorian Law Reform Commission, Melbourne, December 2010
Bob Birrell and T. Fred Smith, Export earnings from the overseas student industry: how much?, 2010
Bob Birrell, Ernest Healy and Bob Kinnaird, Immigration and the nation building and jobs plan, 2009
Bob Birrell and Ernest Healy, Melbourne’s population surge, 2008
Bob Birrell and Virginia Rapson, Clearing the myths away: higher education’s place in meeting workforce demands, October 2006
Bob Birrell, Virginia Rapson and T. Fred Smith, Australia’s net gain from international skilled movements (report prepared for the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs), May 2006
Bob Birrell, Ernest Healy and T. Fred Smith, Melbourne’s second speed economy, 2006
Bob Birrell, Virginia Rapson, Ian Dobson and T. Fred Smith, Skilled movement in the new century: outcomes for Australia (report prepared for the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs), 2004
Bob Birrell, Ian Dobson, Virginia Rapson and T. Fred Smith, Higher Education at the Crossroads, May 2003