Front cover of the submission.

(1998) Review of Designated Investments. A Proposal Submitted to the Minister for Immigration on Business Investment and Migration

The Investment-Linked Sub-Class 131 visa requires successful applicants to make a “Designated Investment” of between $750,000 and $2,000,000 for three years with an approved issuing authority. This investment is intended to serve as a tangible sign of the migrants’ commitment to Australia in the short term and they are expected to engage in business in the longer term.

The article as it appeared in The Australian.

(1992) Let’s Not Repeat Our Immigration Mistakes

Anyone who knows Gerry Hand is aware of his sincerity and his integrity. Immigration, thanks to the recession and the evaporation of the post-war consensus that “Immigration is a good thing”, is looming as a significant political issue – and the Opposition’s opportunistic approach doesn’t help the debate focus on some of the crunch issues. In 1992, it is hardly a “plum job” to be Minister for Immigration.