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  • 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
  • The South Sudanese are the largest group of forced migrants to have settled in Australia in the 21st century.  The majority of this 30,000 strong, multi-ethnic community live in Melbourne and have an average residency of around 12 years. After working in the refugee settlement sector in Melbourne for many years, Sara Maher undertook a ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Marie Segrave launched her report Temporary migration and family violence: An analysis of victimisation, vulnerability and support on Thursday 12 October, at Monash Law Chambers. The research was conducted in partnership with InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, and is the first major study examining the intersection of temporary migration status and family violence. The ... Read more
  • BOb’s Marie Segrave and Nancy Wonders (Northern Arizona University) led a workshop at the Monash Center, Prato to develop a forthcoming Special Issue of Theoretical Criminology journal with a focus on transforming the border from below. Borders academics from around the world in the fields of criminology, sociology, politics and law who were invited to contribute ... Read more
  • Under the leadership of Associate Professor Marie Segrave, The Border Crossing Observatory, in partnership with Border Criminologies (Oxford Centre for Criminology) hosted a three day Masterclass for HDR border researchers from universities around the world at the Monash Prato Centre from September 25-27. The focus of the Masterclass was to develop a piece for publication, ... Read more
  • A new report on the smuggling activities of minors at the US- Mexico border has been drafted by BOb’s Gabriella Sanchez, from her position with the University of Texas, El Paso and in partnership with the Derechos Humanos Integrales en Acción, A.C. (DIHA) NGO. The report titled ‘Neither “criminals” nor “illegals”: Children and Adolescents in ... Read more
  • 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
  • BOb’s Antje Missbach and Rebecca Powell recently attended and presented at the ‘Smuggling Workshop: Theory and Praxis of Irregular Migration Facilitation’ at the University of Texas in El Paso (UTEP). Hosted by BOb’s Dr Gabriella Sanchez of UTEP in collaboration with the European University Institute and Monash University, the workshop brought together academics, NGOs and ... Read more
  • The Border Crossing Observatory hosted the Temporary Migration Forum on Thursday, March 9 at Monash University. The Forum brought together a select group of government, NGO, academic and policy stakeholders to consider and discuss three issues associated with temporary migration in Australia: international students, New Zealand citizens and temporary workers. The Forum was therefore conducted across ... Read more
  • BOb researchers Associate Professor Marie Segrave (Monash), Professor Sharon Pickering (Monash) and Dr Sanja Milivojevic (LaTrobe) have recently drafted a submission to the NSW Legislative Council Select Committee on Human Trafficking’s inquiry into human trafficking in NSW. They have presented a series of six recommendations to the Committee for consideration which include a national consolidation ... Read more
  • Researchers from the Border Crossing Observatory collaborated with Monash School of Social Sciences colleagues from the Monash Population, Immigration, Social Inclusion Focus Program, Monash Centre for Social and Population Research (CSPR), Monash Gender and Family Violence Program, and the Monash Gender, Peace and Security Research Centre in preparing a submission to the Joint Standing Committee ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Leanne Weber headed to Arizona in early November for a short study tour as part of her Future Fellowship project on Globalisation and the Policing of Internal Borders. Arizona has often been described as the ‘ground zero’ of US border control because of its proximity to the US-Mexico border and its harsh approach to ... Read more

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