Border Crossings Observatory

Australian border control with Associate Professor Marie Segrave

If border control in Australia perpetuates death and unlawful migrant exploitation in Australia, who is accountable and what must change? In 2010, the Border Crossing Observatory was founded by Professor Sharon Pickering and Associate Professor Leanne Weber, with Associate Professor Marie Segrave. It is an innovative virtual research centre that connects Australian and international stakeholders to…

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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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Sponsor Checks To Stop Family Violence For CALD Women Missing the Mark

Marie Segrave, DECRA Fellow and researcher with the Border Crossing Observatory and Monash Gender and Family Violence program has written an opinion piece published by New Matilda that details concerns regarding the proposed changes to the Migration Act. The opinion piece follows on from the submission Dr Segrave led, which brought together leading researchers at…

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New handbook links criminology and human rights

Monash’s Border Crossing Observatory criminologists have made significant contributions to a groundbreaking publication linking criminology and human rights. Co-edited by BOb co-Director, Leanne Weber (with Elaine Fishwick and Marinella Marmo) and featuring an original contribution from Monash’s Marie Segrave and Sharon Pickering, as well as Sanja Milivojevic, the Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights brings together a…

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Professor Sharon Pickering presents Fay Gale Lecture

Professor Sharon Pickering, was honoured on Tuesday night to present the annual Fay Gale Lecture, hosted by the Academy of Social Sciences Australia (ASSA) in conjunction with Monash University at the State Library of Victoria. Introduced by ASSA Fellow Professor Kathleen Dalyfrom Griffith University, Sharon presented her lecture on gender and border deaths in the South…

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The Border Observatory’s Dr Marie Segrave at AAS High Flyers Think Tank

The Border Observatory’s  Dr Marie Segrave was selected to take part in the recent Australian Academy of Sciences Theo Murphy Think Tank: An interdisciplinary approach to living in a risky world hosted by the Academy of Sciences, Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank, July 20-22, Canberra. Across two days high achieving early- and mid-career researchers were…

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Border Observatory research contributes to RN program on remittances

Findings from the Samoa case study that formed part of the Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific project featured recently in a program on the benefits and drawbacks of remittances that was broadcast on Radio National’s ‘The Money’. The program, presented by host Richard Aedy and producer Fiona Pepper, gave an overview of the extent, purpose…

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Seeing borders from the perspectives of criminology and visual arts

Associate Professor Leanne Weber joined visual artists and curators to discuss contemporary borders at a public seminar held at the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA). The event was associated with a stunning exhibition on Borders, Barriers, Walls, curated by Francis Parker. In the words of MUMA director Charlotte Day, the exhibition “explores physical and psychic barriers,…

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BOb at the launch of the OSCE Gender Equality Platform for Border Security and Management

Rebecca Powell,  Managing-Director of Monash’s Border Crossing Observatory, attended and presented at the Launch Meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Gender Equality Platform for Border Security and Management in Helsinki, Finland last week. The launch was held at the Finnish Customs School, bringing together representatives from across the OSCE region to…

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New book published by Border Crossing Observatory Team

A team of researchers from the Border Crossing Observatory has co-authored a new book that analyses temporary migration in the Asia Pacific region. ‘Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific: Transnational lives, human rights and state control’, written by Claudia Tazreiter from The University of NSW, Leanne Weber, Sharon Pickering and Marie Segrave of Monash Criminology,…

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