Skilled Migrants in Tasmania: Challenges and opportunities


Asia Institute Tasmania Public Lecture

Start Date

14th Aug 2017 5:30pm

End Date

14th Aug 2017 7:00pm


School of Humanities, Room 346, College of Arts, Law and Education, Sandy Bay campus

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Skilled migration in Tasmania generates many benefits as well as complex challenges. Policy makers and professionals should understand the effects of nominated skilled migration on the society and economy, and the factors and contexts that influence and shape migrants’ decisions to stay and settle in Tasmania as it impacts on population factors and the economic growth.

Policy makers’ understandings of the variables and contexts that influence and shape the decisions of migrants to stay and settle in Tasmania can help stakeholders not only respond to the challenges posed and also convert challenges into advantages.

This public lecture discusses the factors and contexts influencing skilled migrants to settle and stay in Tasmania, and examines programmatic issues that contribute to labour supply and economic growth.

Photo of Dr Keith HarrisAbout the speaker

Dr Harris teaches in the School of Medicine at UTAS. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the School of Psychology, University of Queensland. His work is closely aligned with UTas priorities for Better Health, through improved prevention, treatment, policies and linking services for health problems. He has an extensive background in mental health, psychology, eHealth, global health and related areas.