Relations and Relationships: 40 years of people
movements from ASEAN countries to New Zealand

In this report, Dr Kate McMillan examines the movement of nationals from ASEAN countries to New Zealand. The report discusses three broad categories of people flow: students, immigrants and refugees, and short-term visitors such as tourists, businesspeople and those visiting friends and family.

Dr Kate McMillan is a Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Victoria University of Wellington. Her research and teaching interests focus on immigration, citizenship and media politics.

Kate has published numerous articles and book chapters on New Zealand’s immigration policy, New Zealand’s Australian diaspora, the role of the news media in New Zealand politics, the representation of women in the New Zealand news media, and immigrants’ voting rights and electoral participation in New Zealand. Current research projects focus on the electoral participation of Asian immigrants in New Zealand, and the future of human mobility arrangements such as the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement.

In 2012 Kate was awarded a Knowledge and Expertise Exchange Europe-New Zealand Fellowship to Lund University, Sweden. In 2008 she spent six weeks based at the University of Massachusetts as a Fulbright Study of the US Scholar Awardee. In 2008 she was also a visiting scholar at the Centre for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her research has received funding from the European Commission, the New Zealand European Union Centres Network and Victoria University of Wellington.