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  • The Border Observatory’s  Dr Marie Segrave was selected to take part in the recent Australian Academy of Sciences Theo Murphy Think Tank: An interdisciplinary approach to living in a risky world hosted by the Academy of Sciences, Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank, July 20-22, Canberra. Across two days high achieving early- and mid-career researchers were ... Read more
  • Findings from the Samoa case study that formed part of the Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific project featured recently in a program on the benefits and drawbacks of remittances that was broadcast on Radio National’s ‘The Money’. The program, presented by host Richard Aedy and producer Fiona Pepper, gave an overview of the extent, purpose ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Leanne Weber has joined with visual artists and curators to discuss contemporary borders at a public seminar held at the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA). The event was associated with a stunning exhibition on Borders, Barriers, Walls, curated by Francis Parker. In the words of MUMA director Charlotte Day, the exhibition ‘explores physical ... Read more
  • Rebecca Powell, the Observatory’s Managing-Director, attended and presented at the Launch Meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Gender Equality Platform for Border Security and Management in Helsinki, Finland last week. The Launch was held at the Finnish Customs School, bringing together representatives from across the OSCE region to discuss women’s ... Read more
  • Heather Moore, National Policy and Advocacy Coordinator for The Salvation Army’s Freedom Partnership to End Modern Slavery One of the greatest challenges an advocate can face is getting people to care about a problem they can’t see. Human trafficking presents such a challenge. Victims are hidden behind closed doors and in plain sight. They experience ... Read more
  • Dinar Tyas, Case worker at InTouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence InTouch, the Multicultural Centre against Family Violence (InTouch) is a statewide service which provides services, programs and responses to issues of family violence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities. By acknowledging the rights and diverse experiences of our clients, we develop and implement ... Read more

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