Money, Migration and Family: a Focus on Recent Indian Migrants to Australia

Seminar/Forum

Money, Migration and Family: a Focus on Recent Indian Migrants to Australia

Room 321, Level 3
Sidney Myer Asia Centre

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nana.oishi@unimelb.edu.au

This seminar will tell the story of the recent migrants from India to Australia, against the historical background of nearly five decades of Indian migration to Australia from the late 1960s to 2015.

The large numbers of recent Indian migrants have doubled the Indian population in Australia. These migrants like those who came earlier are from middle-class families. However most of them come from regional cities, small towns and urban villages rather than metropolitan cities. Most are in their 20s, male and single. Changes in migration policy and the emergence of India as an economic power has led to remittances flowing two ways between Australia and India. Family communication across borders has become instantaneous and frequent, changing the experience of migration, family and money. Mobility replaces the earlier assumption of settlement. Lastly, recent migrants re-imagine the joint family in Australia. This is changing the contours of some major cities in Australia.

Presenter

  • Professor Supriya  Singh