Journal article

Spaces of well-being and regional settlement: International migrants and the rural idyll

Natascha Klocker, Paul Hodge, Olivia Dun, Eliza Crosbie, Rae Dufty-Jones, Celia McMichael, Karen Block, Margaret Piper, Emmanuel Musoni, Lynda Ford, Carly Jordan, David Radford

POPULATION SPACE AND PLACE | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Regionalisation is a hallmark of Australia's approach to international migration, reflecting governments' growing concern with where new arrivals live. Residence in regional Australia is encouraged (mandated, for some visas) in response to urban population pressures alongside rural population and economic decline. Parallel to regionally focused visa schemes exists a pattern of voluntary urban-to-rural migration among some international migrants. Such secondary mobility counters the policy logic that international migrants only live outside cities when required to do so. This paper explores 18 African migrants' motivations for ‘urban flight’: Australian cities have failed to sustain their wel..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Victorian State Government; University of Wollongong Faculty Partnership Grant; University of Wollongong, Grant/Award Number: Community Engagement Grants Scheme