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Unlawful migrant labour in Australia: new findings released

Professor 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 policy makers and legislators to look towards a future that will enable impact labour reform to be achieved – reform that will reduce the levels of exploitation and modern slavery occurring within Australia.

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2017 Monash PhD in Indigenous Cultures and Histories

A PhD position is being sought in the Indigenous Cultures and Histories doctoral program in conjunction with the Deep Time Indigenous Ecologies Focus Program, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, and the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation to explore the history and/ or archaeology of the Taungurung people of Central Victoria. Potential doctoral…

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Monash students represent at the National Model United Nations in NY

In April 2017, a delegation of Monash University students represented the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in the 2017 National Model United Nations held in New York. Nathan Xavier Hang and Joslyn Ma, as delegates to the General Assembly First Committee, represented the interests of Nepal on the issues of science and technology in nuclear disarmament,…

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The future of sex? ‘Robots, Rape and Representation’ by Rob Sparrow

New research by Monash’s Professor Rob Sparrow explores the brave new world of sex robots, the disturbing idea of the ‘rape’ of these robots and what this represents, and why it matters to be civil to machines. In the not too distant future our lives will increasingly involve relations with robots, machines with varying degrees…

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Monash Bioethics Centre plays key role in development of first international guidelines for public health surveillance ethics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just released the first comprehensive international guidelines for public health surveillance ethics.*    Development of these guidelines was a project of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Bioethics, which is currently chaired by Monash University Professor Michael Selgelid who is also Director of the Monash Bioethics Centre.   The goal of the guideline development…

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Vizard’s ‘Vigil’: part of his PhD research exploring performativity and theatre

Vigil, written by Steve Vizard, makes its Victorian debut at Arts Centre Melbourne from 4–8 July. Starring the acclaimed Christie Whelan Browne, Vigil confronts with a musical and theatrical one woman tour-de-force about a 30-something prodigal daughter who hijacks her family’s Christmas Eve wanting more than pinot gris and a loan – she wants answers. …

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Journalism Futures: New York Field School

Following a dramatic year in American politics, and the claims and counter-claims of ‘fake news’, the media is under scrutiny in the USA like never before. In this unit, students will travel to the heart of the world’s media industry to observe how news organisations are managing to deal with the spate of challenges they…

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Creative city, smart city … whose city is it?

In 2007 US creative cities “guru” Richard Florida was flown to Noosa to tell the local city council how they, too, could become a creative city. Noosa was one of a long line of cities across the globe queuing up to pay big bucks to the US-based academic-entrepreneur. “Being creative” had become an almost universal…

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