OVERSEAS ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES
Associated with the introduction of new passenger card processing arrangements from August 2000, there have been major delays in the provision of final overseas arrivals and departure data by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) .
Because of the use of overseas arrivals and departures data in population estimates which affects State and Territory Government funding, DIMIA is giving priority to processing passenger cards for July 2001 and subsequent months before finalising processing of earlier months - August 2000 through to June 2001. Firm release dates of final OAD data are not available. Further information on the expected release of final OAD data will be updated on the Demography Theme page on the ABS web site <www.abs.gov.au>, and in future issues of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (ABS Cat. No.3401.0)
Because of the delays, Migration, Australia 2000-01 (Cat. no. 3412.0) has been withdrawn from publication. It is proposed to include 2000-01 data in appropriate supplementary tables in the 2001-02 issue of this publication.