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From DFAT to KPMG: Catherine shines a light on gender diversity and national security

Since graduating from Monash with a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Certificate in International Relations, Catherine Kimonides has had an amazing career that has taken her around the world: from her internship with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra, to several positions with the Department of Defence in locations including Korea,…

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New critical thinking project wins funding

Members of the Philosophy Department have won approximately $75,000 for a new critical thinking project for marginalised youth, as part of the Social Cohesion Research Grants scheme funded by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria. The project is headed by Monima Chadha (Philosophy), together with colleagues Sam Butchart, Mark Howard (both Philosophy), and Andy Ruddock (Communications…

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Finally, police are taking family violence as seriously as terrorism

A new Victoria Police strategy represents a major milestone in the evolving police approach to family violence. AAP/Joe Castro   This article was written by Monash Gender and Family Violence key researchers: Jude McCulloch, Professor of Criminology; JaneMaree Maher, Professor, Centre for Women’s Studies & Gender Research, Sociology; Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Senior Lecturer in Criminology; and Sandra Walklate, Professor…

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Gender, equality and family violence prevention: interview with Professor JaneMaree Maher

If 80% of violence by adolescents is by sons against their mothers – what does this tell us about gender and equality and the prevention of family violence? As part of Monash Arts Researchers podcast series, Professor JaneMaree Maher shares her research with Monash’s Gender and Family Violence research team and their recommendations. The projects are playing a key role in the implementation of the recommendations from the world-first Royal Commission into Family Violence as tabled in Victorian parliament in 2016.

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Bree Carlton and Marie Segrave accept prize for best article in ANZ Journal

Dr Bree Carlton accepted the Allen Austin Bartholomew Award 2017 at the ANZSOC annual conference in Canberra last week on behalf of herself and Associate Professor Marie Segrave. Their co-authored article “Rethinking women’s post-release reintegration and ‘success’”, published in volume 49 of the ANZ Journal of Criminology. The Bartholomew Award is awarded annually for the…

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MFJ lecturer wins ATOM award

Media, Film and Journalism production lecturer William (Billy) Head was awarded at the 35th Australian Teachers of Media Award (ATOM Awards) at a ceremony held in Melbourne last Thursday. This national award recognised Billy’s video direction of a series of observational, day-in-the-life documentaries about workers from the Pacific Islands and Timor-Leste who have come to…

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Why Victoria Needs to Rethink the Abolition of Defensive Homicide

Monash Criminology’s Madeleine Ulbrick and Dr Asher Flynn, along with Deakin Criminology’s Dr Danielle Tyson, have published a piece in the Conversation outlining why Victoria should rethink the abolition of defensive homicide. The piece notes that defensive homicide was introduced for two reasons: To provide a “safety net” between complete acquittal (self-defence) and murder for…

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The power in making “0.1 to 100”: interview with Dr Xin Gu

Dr Xin Gu of our School of Media, Film & Journalism, is leading an ARC Discovery international research project: Urban Cultural Policy and the Changing Dynamics of Cultural Production. The research explores the dynamics of the “cultural economy” and how changing industry relationships, urban development and policy dynamics affect cultural production. The research is focused on uncovering these dynamics across the inner Northern suburbs in Melbourne and Marrickville, Sydney, with international case studies in Berlin, Los Angeles, New York and Shenzhen. It aims to discover new insights into crucial urban manufacturing relationships to inform policy and innovation potential in Australia.

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