Border Crossings Observatory

On World Refugee Day, deaths at sea are still relevant in Australia

BOb’s Associate Professor Leanne Weber delivered a keynote address ‘Counting and Accounting for Border Related Deaths’ to an international conference on ‘Border Deaths and Migration Policies’ at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam on June 14th.  The event attracted border researchers from a range of academic disciplines, representatives of large international NGOs and intergovernmental organisations, and members of…

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BOb Submission to Inquiry on Migration Review Processes Associated with Visa Cancellations Made on Criminal Grounds

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. Rebecca Powell and Leanne Weber from the Border Crossing Observatory drafted a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on…

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Hannah Lewis to present her research on the intersection of faith and slavery in post-secular contexts

We’re delighted to host Dr Hannah Lewis, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Sheffield who will present findings from her research on ‘Modern slavery and human trafficking: The re-emergence of the intersection of faith and slavery in post-secular contexts’ at the next Monash Criminology Seminar series, Tuesday, April 10, from 11-12pm, Menzies Building Room N502. Her presentation…

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BOb research presented to Parliamentary Inquiry into External Oversight of Police

Associate Professor Leanne Weber from the Border Crossing Observatory and Professor Jude McCulloch from the Monash Gender and Family Violence program appeared before the parliamentary IBAC Committee on 26 February to elaborate on their written submission to the ongoing Inquiry into the External Oversight of Police Corruption and Misconduct in Victoria. In their original submission,…

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How is immigration control impacting the health care sector?

Associate Professor Leanne Weber from the Border Crossing Observatory at Monash University is inviting Australian health care professionals and advocates to help her investigate how immigration controls are affecting the provision of health care within the community by completing a national on-line survey. Topics covered include access to health services by non-citizens, information exchange between…

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BOb’s Brandy Cochrane appointed to Deakin Criminology

Congratulations to Dr Brandy Cochrane on her appointment with Deakin Criminology. Brandy will be taking up her first academic appointment with the Department in February. Brandy is a recent PhD graduate from the Border Crossing Observatory where she completed her thesis on the impact of border securitisation on refugee mothers’ carework. Her research and teaching…

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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 International is a non-religious, politically neutral not-for-profit organisation, registered as an association in Switzerland with local sub-branches in Switzerland, Australia, Malaysia, and soon in Indonesia. It’s vision is that refugees in transit live with self-determination and dignity, and they aim to empower them…

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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 podcast featuring the work of the Border Crossing Observatory to count and account for Australian border deaths and Marie Segrave’s research on migrant labour exploitation in Australia. To date, the Australian Border Deaths Database has counted 1,997 border deaths since January 2000 including…

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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 Island and calls on the government to take responsibility for their wellbeing. We are posting a message below from independent Kurdish journalist, refugee and Manus Island detainee, Behrouz Boochani via GetUp! You can follow Behrouz Boochani on Twitter for live updates from Manus @BehrouzBoochani Message…

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2017 PhD submission success

It’s been a bumper PhD submission year from our PhD network with four in 2017! Congratulations to all of our PhD candidates on their recent submissions and particularly to Brandy Cochrane who graduated in July. We also wish to acknowledge the hard work and support of our BOb PhD supervisors, Sharon Pickering, Marie Segrave and…

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