|The Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) was part of the Commonwealth Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs Portfolio. It had responsibility for: |
-entry, stay and departure arrangements for non-citizens;
-border and immigration control;
-arrangements for the settlement of migrants and humanitarian entrants, other than migrant child education;
-Indigenous affairs and reconciliation.
Following changes announced by the Prime Minister in January 2006, DIMIA became the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA), and Indigenous Affairs became part of the new Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA) Portfolio.