Border Crossings Observatory

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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Campaign to end racial profiling in Victoria

We’re pleased to support the Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre Peer Advocacy Team with their new campaign to end racial profiling in Victoria. The campaign includes a video and a call to send a letter to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, the Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton and other key Victorian Ministers for a racial profiling monitoring…

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2 x Honours Bursaries from Monash Population, Migration and Social Inclusion Focus Program

In 2018 the Monash Population, Migration and Social Inclusion (PMSI) Focus Program is offering two Honours Bursaries (value $3,000) to support students to undertake research that aligns with our research agenda. PMSI aims to provide understandings of the social, economic and physical impact of population growth in Australia with a specific focus on short and long…

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The Post-Settlement Lives of South Sudanese Australian Women: Surviving and Belonging

The South Sudanese are the largest group of forced migrants to have settled in Australia in the 21st century.  The majority of this 30,000 strong, multi-ethnic community live in Melbourne and have an average residency of around 12 years. After working in the refugee settlement sector in Melbourne for many years, Sara Maher undertook a…

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Temporary migration and family violence: report launch

Associate Professor Marie Segrave launched her report Temporary migration and family violence: An analysis of victimisation, vulnerability and support on Thursday 12 October, at Monash Law Chambers. The research was conducted in partnership with InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, and is the first major study examining the intersection of temporary migration status and family violence.…

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