Media Articles

Robertson, Shanthi and Aquino, Kristine (2017). Blaming migrants won’t solve Western Sydney’s growing pains. 14th July. The Conversation.

Robertson, Shanthi (2017). How new migration patterns are transforming Australia’s multiculturalism. 19th January. World Politics Review.

Robertson, Shanthi (2016). Noncitizens Down Under: How migrant belonging is changing in a nation of immigrants. 5th April. Discover Society.

Rogers, Dallas and Robertson, Shanthi. (2015) Great wall of xenophobia makes for simplistic foreign investment debate. 4th October. The Conversation.

Robertson, Shanthi and Boese, Martina. (2015) ‘Temporary migrants are people, not ‘labour’. The Conversation. 4th September.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2014) ‘Skilled migration is in trouble, but don’t shoot the messenger’, The Conversation. 8th August.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2013) ‘“Good migrants” and “Bad migrants”: The Coalition’s policy paradox’, The Conversation. 28th October.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2013) ‘They’re long term, temporary and invisible: Our other migrant workers’, The Conversation. 19th April.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2010) ‘Backfire. The game of economic logic that went wrong’, Campus Review. 2nd March, p. 14.

Robertson, Shanthi. (2009) ‘Falling through the cracks. Increased migration processing times are leaving international graduates in limbo’, Campus Review. 24th November, p.10.

Media Comments

Topic: Migration agents and visa scams
Outlet: SBS Television, The Feed, November 16, 2017

Topic: Reforms to Australian citizenship
Outlet: SBS Television, World News, September 4, 2017

Topic: Voters views on immigration
Outlet: ABC Online, June 6, 2016

Topic: Exploitation of temporary migrants
Outlet: Radio Adelaide Breakfast Show, September 9, 2015

Topic: Speaking with Shanthi Robertson on the changing face of migration
Outlet: The Conversation Podcast, February 13, 2015

Topic: 457 temporary visas
Outlet: ABC Radio National, NSW Statewide Drive, January 28, 2015

Topic: Indian student-migrants
Outlet: The Indian Sun, December 2014

Topic: Skilled migration visa fraud
Outlet: SBS Radio (

Topic: Asian migration histories
Outlet: ABC Radio 702, Saturday, February 1, 2014

Topic: Housing, employment and social cohesion in multicultural neighbourhoods
Outlet: Vision Australia Radio, Thursday, September 23, 2013

Topic: 457 Visas: Much ado about nothing?
Outlet: The Wire, Monday, June 3, 2013

Topic: Australia's invisible migrant workers
Outlet: SBS News, Thursday, May 23, 2013

Topic: BA International Studies. Choose your own adventure
Outlet: Campus Daily, Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Topic: Illegal students ‘not a great concern’
Outlet: The Australian, Wednesday, 1 November, 2011

Topic: Visa curbs lead to rise in refugee requests
Outlet: The Australian, Wednesday, 8 December, 2010

Topic: Students may seek refugee visas
Outlet: The Australian, Wednesday, 29 September, 2010

Topic: Students may seek refugee visas
Outlet: The Australian, Wednesday, 29 September, 2010

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