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  • We’re pleased to welcome Same Skies International to our NGO network. Same Skies International is a non-religious, politically neutral not-for-profit organisation, registered as an association in Switzerland with local sub-branches in Switzerland, Australia, Malaysia, and soon in Indonesia. It’s vision is that refugees in transit live with self-determination and dignity, and they aim to empower them ... Read more
  • To mark human rights day, Monash Lens released a news story and podcast featuring the work of the Border Crossing Observatory to count and account for Australian border deaths and Marie Segrave’s research on migrant labour exploitation in Australia. To date, the Australian Border Deaths Database has counted 1,997 border deaths since January 2000 including 6 ... Read more
  • The Border Crossing Observatory stands in solidarity with the men on Manus Island and calls on the government to take responsibility for their wellbeing. We are posting a message below from independent Kurdish journalist, refugee and Manus Island detainee, Behrouz Boochani via GetUp! You can follow Behrouz Boochani on Twitter for live updates from Manus @BehrouzBoochani Message from Behrouz Boochani I’m ... Read more
  • It’s been a bumper PhD submission year from our PhD network with four in 2017! Congratulations to all of our PhD candidates on their recent submissions and particularly to Brandy Cochrane who graduated in July. We also wish to acknowledge the hard work and support of our BOb PhD supervisors, Sharon Pickering, Marie Segrave and ... Read more
  • We’re pleased to support the Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre Peer Advocacy Team with their new campaign to end racial profiling in Victoria. The campaign includes a video and a call to send a letter to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, the Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton and other key Victorian Ministers for a racial profiling monitoring ... Read more
  • In 2018 the Monash Population, Migration and Social Inclusion (PMSI) Focus Program is offering two Honours Bursaries (value $3,000) to support students to undertake research that aligns with our research agenda. PMSI aims to provide understandings of the social, economic and physical impact of population growth in Australia with a specific focus on short and long ... Read more
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