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  •   Monash University hosted the third Leverhulme Trust workshop from February 2-3, 2016. As the final in the series, the workshop brought together the Leverhulme network with colleagues from Oxford University and the University of Oslo as well as guests from the University of New South Wales, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and five Read more
  • “Leanne Weber’s Policing Non-Citizens is an empirical tour-de-force on immigration policing´ writes David Sausdal from Stockholm University in his review of Associate Professor Leanne Weber’s book ‘Policing Non-Citizens’ (Routledge 2013) published in the latest issue of Punishment and Society Journal. Weber’s book discusses the detection of unlawful non-citizens as a distinct form of policing which is impacting on Read more
  • Monash is pleased to announce that it will provide asylum seeker bursaries for two selected eligible applicants each year. Are you, or someone you know an international student, holder of a Bridging Visa A or E and a commencing or continuing student enrolled or intending to enrol in an on campus undergraduate degree at a Monash Read more
  • Dr Marie Segrave, whose DECRA research is focused on irregular migrant labour, has co-edited, with Professor Nicola Piper, and Rebecca Napier-Moore (GAATW) a Special Issue of Anti-Trafficking Review, focused on forced labour and human trafficking. The issue includes papers that examine human trafficking, forced labour and slavery, as separate, and overlapping issues, drawing on research and analysis from Read more
  • Recent BOb intern, Scott Tang, visiting from Hong Kong University, completed a research project on deportations and removals from Hong Kong. Scott wrote the news story below on his research findings. Hong Kong is a vibrant metropolitan city that is also considered a great tourist destination. It attracts tens of millions people traveling to Hong Kong for Read more
  • Against the intentions of the Australian government to prevent any further evolution of people smuggling networks in Indonesia, responsible for shipping „unwanted“ asylum seekers from Indonesia to Australia, anti-people people smuggling campaigns have been impeded by Australia’s draconian asylum policies that have prolonged the stay of asylum seekers and refugees in transit in Indonesia. Against state Read more

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