Dr Pamie Fung

Dr Pamie Fung is a Research Assistant working on the Asian-Australian Public Policy Project in the Asia Institute at The University of Melbourne.  She has taught migration history at The University of Melbourne. In 2013 she completed her PhD thesis, which documented and examined the history of Australia’s government migrant hostels through a case study of the Midway hostel in Melbourne’s western suburbs.  She interviewed post-war migrants and refugees to explore arrival experiences and government practices of managing newcomers at these sites.  Her thesis contributed knowledge on the care of new migrants and refugees.  

The challenges of multiculturalism have been well documented. Pamie Fung writes that as the Asian population continues to grow, another challenge is emerging in the political sphere – proper representation.