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Dutch Immigrant Experiences (DIMEX)

Click here for the Dutch Immigrant Experiences (DIMEX) survey 2017-18.

Thank you for being willing to participate in this survey and helping us to better understand some of the migration experiences of Dutch migrants to Australia. Before you proceed, please be advised that we would like you to have lived in Australia for more than two years and do not work in Australia as an expat. It does not matter whether you have an Australian passport or not, as we are well aware of the fact that many Dutch migrants do not want to give up their Dutch passport so opt to live here as a Permanent Resident.

The first DIMEX survey was initiated and implemented by Dr Klaas Woldring, Secretary of the Dutch Australian Cultural Centre (DACC), Sydney, who came to Australia in the Post War II period. This first survey took place between 2004 and 2006, and aimed to gain insight into the migration experiences of first generation Dutch migrants living in New South Wales, Australia. Most of the participants who filled in the survey arrived in Australia during or shortly after World War II.

This second DIMEX project focuses on first generation Dutch migrants who arrived in the Post WAR II period but also on those who arrived in the Post 1990s period. Because there is no information available on the migration experiences of this second group of Dutch migrants, Dr José van den Akker (PhD), Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CQUniversity, Rockhampton who arrived in Australia in 1988, initiated a research project which aims to understand the migration experiences of this second group of Dutch migrants. Dr Tineke Fokkema of the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) supports José in this research.

After having made contact with each other, Klaas and José decided to collaborate in the creation and publication of this survey. The survey will remain open until 1 April 2018, after which Klaas, Tineke and José will analyse the data and publish the findings on various platforms.

Please be advised that, in alignment with ethical requirements, any personal information you may disclose will remain confidential and not be disclosed to any other parties. The researchers will ensure that the data will remain secure, and not made available to any other parties other than the three researchers. If you complete this survey, we understand that you give us consent to use the information you have provided to us to understand better the migration experiences of Dutch migrants who arrived in Australia in the Post War II and the Post 1990s period.

Should you have any inquiries or would like to comment, please contact Dr Klaas Woldring, Ph.D. (ret. A/Prof), Secretary, D.A.C.C. (klaas.woldring@bigpond.com), or Dr José van den Akker (PhD), Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Regional Advancement in Learning, Equity, Access & Participation (LEAP), CQUniversity, Rockhampton QLD (j.vandenakker@curtin.edu.au).

Click here for the Dutch Immigrant Experiences (DIMEX) survey 2017-18.

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