Border Crossings Observatory

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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Transforming the border from below, Prato workshop

BOb’s Marie Segrave and Nancy Wonders (Northern Arizona University) led a workshop at the Monash Center, Prato to develop a forthcoming Special Issue of Theoretical Criminology journal with a focus on transforming the border from below. Borders academics from around the world in the fields of criminology, sociology, politics and law who were invited to…

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Researching Borders HDR Masterclass at Monash Prato

Under the leadership of Associate Professor Marie Segrave, The Border Crossing Observatory, in partnership with Border Criminologies (Oxford Centre for Criminology) hosted a three day Masterclass for HDR border researchers from universities around the world at the Monash Prato Centre from September 25-27. The focus of the Masterclass was to develop a piece for publication,…

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Protecting women on temporary visas who experience family violence

A new report, released today, draws from the first major study in Australia to examine the link between migration status and family violence, undertaken by Monash University. Written by Associate Professor Marie Segrave from our School of Social Sciences, the report is based on the experiences of migrant women who experienced family violence while on…

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