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Apply! 2 x PhD scholarship positions with Monash Population, Migration and Social Inclusion Focus Program

The Population, Migration and Social Inclusion Focus Program (PMSI) is advertising two fully…

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Welcome Same Skies to the BOb NGO network

We’re pleased to welcome Same Skies International to our NGO network. Same Skies…

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Podcast featuring BOb’s Marie Segrave on Australian border deaths and migrant labour exploitation

To mark human rights day, Monash Lens released a news story and…

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BOb stands in solidarity with the men on Manus Island #BringThemHere

The Border Crossing Observatory stands in solidarity with the men on Manus…

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2017 PhD submission success

It’s been a bumper PhD submission year from our PhD network with…

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Campaign to end racial profiling in Victoria

We’re pleased to support the Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre Peer…

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2 x Honours Bursaries from Monash Population, Migration and Social Inclusion Focus Program

In 2018 the Monash Population, Migration and Social Inclusion (PMSI) Focus Program…

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The Post-Settlement Lives of South Sudanese Australian Women: Surviving and Belonging

The South Sudanese are the largest group of forced migrants to have…

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Temporary migration and family violence: report launch

Associate Professor Marie Segrave launched her report Temporary migration and family violence:…

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Transforming the border from below, Prato workshop

BOb’s Marie Segrave and Nancy Wonders (Northern Arizona University) led a workshop…

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Researching Borders HDR Masterclass at Monash Prato

Under the leadership of Associate Professor Marie Segrave, The Border Crossing Observatory,…

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New report on children & adolescents in the migrant smuggling market on the US-Mexico border

A new report on the smuggling activities of minors at the US-…

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New book publication by BOb researchers ‘Sex Trafficking & Modern Slavery: The Absence of Evidence’

Marie Segrave with Sanja Milivojevic and Sharon Pickering have a new book…

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BOb research features in submission to police oversight inquiry

The Future Fellowship research being undertaken by BOb’s Associate Professor Leanne Weber…

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Unlawful migrant labour in Australia: new findings released

Marie Segrave’s current ARC DECRA research is investigating issues related to unlawful…

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Monash leads recommendations on migrant labour exploitation

In June, Assoc.Prof. Marie Segrave, with Dr Laurie Berg (UTS) and Dr Stephen Clibborn (University…

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Submission on Citizenship Act amendments: gendered impacts of strengthened English language proficiency test on migrant women

Researchers from the Border Crossing Observatory and Population, Migration and Social Inclusion…

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BOb at Refugee Week: Marie Segrave’s Q&A at Cinema Nova

As part of Refugee Week, the Refugee Council of Australia has hosted…

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Migrant smuggling workshop, University of Texas in El Paso

BOb’s Antje Missbach and Rebecca Powell recently attended and presented at the…

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BOb hosts Temporary Migration Forum at Monash

The Border Crossing Observatory hosted the Temporary Migration Forum on Thursday, March…

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BOb submission to NSW Legislative Council Select Committee on Human Trafficking

BOb researchers Associate Professor Marie Segrave (Monash), Professor Sharon Pickering (Monash) and…

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Submission addresses issues in migration settlement opportunities in Australia

Researchers from the Border Crossing Observatory collaborated with Monash School of Social…

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Visiting the ‘ground zero’ of US border control

Associate Professor Leanne Weber headed to Arizona in early November for a…

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Masterclass in Prato opportunity for PhD & MA students examining borders & bordering

There is an opportunity for PhD and MA students (who are currently…

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Imagining pathways to peace at the border

Liz Fekete, Director of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in the…

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Submission Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016

Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, from Monash and…

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Focus groups explore experiences of belonging

Along with BOb researcher Rebecca Powell, Leanne Weber has conducted a series…

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New handbook links criminology and human rights

BOb criminologists have made significant contributions to a groundbreaking publication linking criminology and human…

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Prof Pickering presents Fay Gale Lecture: Invisible & dying: Women crossing borders in SE Asia

Our Director, Professor Sharon Pickering, was honoured on Tuesday night to present the…

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Reflections on a BOb research internship, Rouven Link

We were lucky enough to host international research intern, Mr Rouven Link…

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Border Observatory at AAS High Flyers Think Tank

The Border Observatory’s  Dr Marie Segrave was selected to take part in…

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Border Observatory research contributes to RN program on remittances

Findings from the Samoa case study that formed part of the Fluid…

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Seeing borders from the perspectives of criminology and visual arts

Associate Professor Leanne Weber has joined with visual artists and curators to…

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BOb at the Launch Meeting of the OSCE Gender Equality Platform for Border Security and Management

Rebecca Powell, the Observatory’s Managing-Director, attended and presented at the Launch Meeting…

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Human trafficking in Australia: Challenges of preventing a crime hidden behind closed doors and in plain sight

Heather Moore, National Policy and Advocacy Coordinator for The Salvation Army’s Freedom…

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InTouch: Challenges and achievements in prevention and responding to family violence in CALD communities

Dinar Tyas, Case worker at InTouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence InTouch,…

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Introducing the Refugee Union, Hong Kong: A refugee led society

Vision First, Hong Kong Vision First strives to resist humanitarian expediency and…

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148 are staying – 119 still to go: GetUp! #LetThemStay campaign update

This news story is via GetUp! one of Australia’s largest campaigning communities, with…

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New book publication: Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific

****Limited time only, 30% OFF  purchase of Fluid Security in the Asia-Pacific: Transnational…

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Claims that offshore detention is needed to save lives given the ‘Dirty Harry’ treatment

While babies are threatened with being removed from their hospital beds and…

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#LetThemStay BOb academics for refugees

We are academics in support of refugees on this national day of social…

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Monash hosts third Leverhulme Trust workshop on border control

  Monash University hosted the third Leverhulme Trust workshop from February 2-3,…

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Book review: Weber’s Policing Non-Citizens a ‘tour de force’

“Leanne Weber’s Policing Non-Citizens is an empirical tour-de-force on immigration policing´ writes David Sausdal…

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Monash asylum seeker bursaries available

Monash is pleased to announce that it will provide asylum seeker bursaries for…

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Human trafficking and forced labour special issue

Dr Marie Segrave, whose DECRA research is focused on irregular migrant labour, has…

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Keeping unwanted people away from Hong Kong

Recent BOb intern, Scott Tang, visiting from Hong Kong University, completed a…

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Why and how people become involved in asylum seeker smuggling

Against the intentions of the Australian government to prevent any further evolution…

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Update: Count border deaths campaign

The Border Crossing Observatory launched the ‘Count border deaths’ campaign in 2012…

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Four years on: The Australian Border Deaths Database, counting and accounting for border deaths

Four years ago the Border Crossing Observatory launched the Australian Border Deaths…

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Unwanted, Unnoticed: an audit of 160 asylum and immigration-related deaths in Europe

Reem Abu-Hayyeh from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) provides an insight into…

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