Voices of Australia is an ongoing national study about important social issues. The purpose of the study is to improve understanding of the diverse opinions of first and second generation Australians (that is, Australians who were born overseas or with one or more parents who were born overseas). Members of Voices of Australia will be invited to participate in short paid surveys every three months or so on important social issues.
Voices of Australia is an important ongoing study designed to capture the views of Australians who were born overseas or who have at least one parent who was born overseas (first and second generation Australians).
Members of Voices of Australia will be invited to participate in short paid surveys every three months or so to have their voice heard on important social issues.
Why is Voices of Australia important?
This invitation-only study is the first of its kind in Australia.
It gives first and second generation Australians a chance to represent their community and be heard in reports and publications that aim to influence policy and decision making in Australia.
Why should I join Voices of Australia?
It is a great opportunity to share your personal views and influence the future for first and second generation Australians!
We will also share key findings from the study with you to show how Voices of Australia is used and why your voice is so important.
What does it involve?
The first step is completing the short enrolment survey so we know a little more about you and we can stay in touch. The 15 minute survey will also ask about current social issues relevant to your life.
You will then be invited to participate in two further short surveys in 2021, roughly three months apart. There may also be other opportunities to take part in similar surveys in future.
How do I join Voices of Australia?
To join, just complete the 15 minute online survey available at: www.srcentre.com.au/myvoiceinaus
Why should I take part?
Voices of Australia is an invitation-only study and it is a great opportunity to share your personal views and influence the future for first and second generation Australians!
The more people who join, the better the results will reflect the views and diverse opinions of all first and second generation Australians.
In return, we will share the results with you to show how Voices of Australia is used and why your voice is so important.
Who should join Voices of Australia?
We need to hear your voice if you are:
- An Australian resident (this includes Australian citizens and citizens of other countries on non-tourist visas)
- 18 years of age or older
- A first or second generation Australian. For the purpose of this research, this includes a person, or the child of a person, born in a country other than Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States or Europe.
Do I have to join Voices of Australia?
No. Participation is entirely voluntary. You do not have to provide a reason if you do not want to join. You can also opt out of Voices of Australia at any time.
If you choose to join, you do not have to complete every survey. You can choose not to answer any question as you go through a survey and you can stop at any time.
If you do inform us that you would like to withdraw from the research, your survey responses will be removed from the data file.
Are there any risks?
We do not expect participation in this study will expose you to any hazard or danger.
Some questions ask for personal or sensitive information about yourself or your household, but you can refuse to answer any question without negative consequences.
The Social Research Centre is dedicated to protecting your privacy and has a range of systems in place to protect you from any possible risk (see below for ‘How is my privacy protected?).
Are my answers confidential?
Yes, your survey responses will remain completely confidential.
Your responses will be securely held by the Social Research Centre. Your personal information (such as any details used to contact you) will not be linked with your answers so you can not be identified in any way through your responses.
The researchers will receive a data file that includes numerical and text-based responses from all participants. Any publications relating to this research will report on combined data, so no individual responses will be presented.
The de-identified data will be stored for a period of at least five years from the date of any publication arising from the research.