Border Crossings Observatory

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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New report on children & adolescents in the migrant smuggling market on the US-Mexico border

A new report on the smuggling activities of minors at the US- Mexico border has been drafted by BOb’s Gabriella Sanchez, from her position with the University of Texas, El Paso and in partnership with the Derechos Humanos Integrales en Acción, A.C. (DIHA) NGO. The report titled ‘Neither “criminals” nor “illegals”: Children and Adolescents in…

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New book publication by BOb researchers 'Sex Trafficking & Modern Slavery: The Absence of Evidence'

Marie Segrave with Sanja Milivojevic and Sharon Pickering have a new book publication through Routledge titled Sex Trafficking and Modern Slavery: The absence of evidence debunking myths and examining contemporary counter trafficking strategies across Australia, Thailand and Serbia. This is the second volume following  Sex Trafficking: International context and response from the authors published in 2009. …

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BOb research features in submission to police oversight inquiry

The Future Fellowship research being undertaken by BOb’s Associate Professor Leanne Weber has informed a submission made with Professor Jude McCulloch to the Inquiry into the External Oversight of Police Corruption and Misconduct in Victoria. The Inquiry’s terms of reference invited commentary on current complaint handling arrangements, best practice models, implementation strategies and experiences of…

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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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