As an initiative of the Scanlon Foundation, the institute furthers its belief that Australia’s future prosperity will depend on our ability to maintain, foster and support social cohesion in our communities amidst ever-growing cultural diversity.

The Institute is a virtual organisation that unites Australia’s leading thinkers on immigration, to produce a bi-annual journal highlighting important lessons from recent findings and exploring how they can be practically applied.

Research on immigration, population and related matters comes from academic institutions, independent think tanks and commentators. This is vital, important work, and it deserves an influential place in the public consciousness.

To ensure that happens, it must be consolidated and interpreted in a way so as to be digestible and practically usable, by the people and organisations working directly in communities. And that’s what the Institute does. It links thought to action, to ensure debate drives the agenda and empowers the critical thinking that will drive our country’s interests.