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  • Marie Segrave with Sanja Milivojevic and Sharon Pickering have a new book publication through Routledge titled Sex Trafficking and Modern Slavery: The absence of evidence debunking myths and examining contemporary counter trafficking strategies across Australia, Thailand and Serbia. This is the second volume following  Sex Trafficking: International context and response from the authors published in 2009.  Providing ... Read more
  • The Future Fellowship research being undertaken by BOb’s Associate Professor Leanne Weber has informed a submission made with Professor Jude McCulloch to the Inquiry into the External Oversight of Police Corruption and Misconduct in Victoria. The Inquiry’s terms of reference invited commentary on current complaint handling arrangements, best practice models, implementation strategies and experiences of ... Read more
  • Marie Segrave’s current ARC DECRA research is investigating issues related to unlawful migrant workers, exploitation and regulation in Australia. The interim report – Exploited and Illegal: Unlawful migrant workers in Australia  – seeks to draw attention to the experiences of unlawful migrant work in Australia; to debunk some key myths around this population; and to raise a challenge to ... Read more
  • In June, Assoc.Prof. Marie Segrave, with Dr Laurie Berg (UTS) and Dr Stephen Clibborn (University of Sydney) prepared a list of recommendations for the Working Group on Migrant Labour Exploitation, as part of the Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery. Their seven recommendations draw on their collective research with migrant workers in Australia and point to critical issues for ... Read more
  • Researchers from the Border Crossing Observatory and Population, Migration and Social Inclusion Focus Program have made a submission to the Australian Government on the proposed amendments to the Citizenship Act under the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017. Part of the proposed amendments call for increased ... Read more
  • As part of Refugee Week, the Refugee Council of Australia has hosted a week long refugee film festival. On Tuesday evening, Assoc. Prof Marie Segrave, from The Border Crossing Observatory, was invited to be the Q&A guest following the screening of The Land Between, a documentary by David Fedele, at Cinema Nova. The film offers ... Read more
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