Pacific Islanders in regional Victoria: Visitors, migrants and overstayers

Australian Research Council Linkage Project

Professor Helen Lee (Chief Investigator), with Mr Dean Wickham (Partner Investigator) and Dr Makiko Nishitani (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

This project aims to understand the socio-economic situation of Pacific Islanders living in the Mildura/Robinvale area of Victoria. The aim is to investigate how different immigration statuses impact on access to public services, interactions within and across ethnic groups, and trans-local and transnational practices. The project will shed new light on Australian regional migration and bring marginalised regional populations into discussions of migration and transnationalism.

Partner Organisations: Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council & Mallee Sports Assembly.

This project is funded by the Australian Research Council, LP150100385, 2015-2018 ($181,890).


For further information about this project, please contact:  

Professor Helen Lee
Department of Social Inquiry
La Trobe University 
T: +61 3 9479 2749