The Border Crossing Observatory is excited to announce its involvement with Academics for Refugees on their National Day of Action. This is an initiative to stand up for the human rights of refugees. Join us on the Wednesday the 17th of October to call for the closure of offshore detention, for the change of policy to support refugee rights and for the resettlement of refugees currently detained on Manus Island and Nauru.
Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the policing of internal borders and Co-Director of the Border Crossing Observatory, Leanne Weber will be in discussion with leading public intellectual Emeritus Professor Robert Manne, on the responsibility of Australian intellectuals towards the refugees on Nauru and Manus Island, and the different ways that social scientists can try to influence others...
We are excited to announce that Julian Burnside AO QC will be delivering a public lecture on ‘The Collapse of Values’ on the 11 September at the Monash Law Chambers, Melbourne. This lecture will be followed by a panel discussion on ‘Asylum seekers and Australian policy’, which will comprise of The Border Crossing Observatory’s Leanne Weber, with Alan Gamlen, Helen Forbes-Mewett and Rebecca Wickes from Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre.
The Federal Government recently announced an inquiry into the visa cancellation review process for those who have their visa cancelled under s501 of the Migration Act – refusal or cancellation of a visa on character grounds.