Information Sheet and Consent

This page is an information sheet describing the project and what your participation involves. The survey is on the next page. 

Choosing to move to another country is an important life decision. If you are an international migrant who has moved to Tasmania from another country in the last five years – or if you an international migrant who has moved away from Tasmania in the last five years  – we’d like to invite you to complete an anonymous survey. 

The Multicultural Council of Tasmania, in collaboration with the University of Tasmania, is conducting research on experiences of international migration to - and from - Tasmania. The questions in the survey are about why you came to Tasmania, your experiences there, and what might influence your decision to remain in -  or leave - Tasmania.

The project is funded by the Tasmanian Department of State Growth who will use the findings to inform the Tasmanian government's Population Growth Strategy.

If you do the survey your identity will be completely anonymous. We do not ask for any identifying information, nor do we do keep the IP address associated with your responses. All of your responses will be kept in a password protected database and will only be accessed by members of the research team. 

The benefits of filling out this survey are that you may contribute to improving the experiences of people moving to Tasmania.  Risks are no more than those of an everyday conversation. If completing these questions makes you feel uncomfortable or anxious, you are free to stop completing the survey at any time with no penalty.

If you have any questions or concerns about the study, or your rights as a participant, please contact the project leader, Associate Professor Daphne Habibis (; 6226 7487) or the project manager, Dr Ani Wierenga (  If you prefer, you could speak to the staff at the Multicultural Council of Tasmania on (03) 6224 8838.

This study has been approved by the Tasmanian Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have concerns or complaints about the conduct of this study, please contact the Executive Officer of the HREC (Tasmania) Network on (03) 6226 7479 or email The Executive Officer is the person nominated to receive complaints from research participants. Please quote ethics reference number [H15515]. You may print out a copy of this information sheet for you to keep.

If you disagree, or do not want to do the survey, or are less than 18 years old, then leave this website.

If you would like to do the survey, are over 18 years old, and understand that by clicking below you give your informed consent to take part in this study, then please click below.