School of Social Sciences

Monash Arts Graduate Coursework Programs Event in Jakarta

Join Monash Arts graduates and academics, and discover the ways in which our Arts graduate programs will inspire, guide, and launch you into achieving incredible outcomes and careers with a lasting impact.

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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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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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What next for Mosul?

By Yasmin Chilmeran After three years, Iraqi government forces have liberated Mosul from ISIS control. As the community begins to heal, it is Iraq’s female parliamentarians who are leading the efforts to rebuild. Following Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi’s declaration of victory over ISIS (Daesh) on 9 July, the important question is what comes next. The…

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From England to Melbourne: Professor Tim Newburn delivers the 2017 Monash Criminological Horizons Lecture on ‘Riots’

On Wednesday July 19, Distinguished Visiting Scholar Professor Tim Newburn of the London School of Economics delivered the 2017 Criminological Horizons Lecture at the State Library of Victoria. Professor Newburn spoke about his award-winning Reading the Riots project that he conducted in-partnership with the Guardian following the 2011 England Riots. Drawing on this pioneering study, Professor Newburn spoke about the need for scholars, politicians and criminal justice practitioners to look beyond the immediate causes of riots and think about their long-term policy implications.

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Monash students represent at the National Model United Nations in NY

In April 2017, a delegation of Monash University students represented the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in the 2017 National Model United Nations held in New York. Nathan Xavier Hang and Joslyn Ma, as delegates to the General Assembly First Committee, represented the interests of Nepal on the issues of science and technology in nuclear disarmament,…

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Strange bedfellows? The ideological migration of UKIP voters to Labour in the 2017 UK General Election

by David Jeffery and Keshia Jacotine At 10pm on Thursday 8 June, British voters faced yet another political shock. Despite an overwhelming 21 percent lead (YouGov), the Conservatives failed to win enough seats to form a majority government. As the count unfolded, the reality dawned that Theresa May did not receive the landslide that she had gambled…

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Dr Sharman Stone new patron of Monash University’s Gender, Peace and Security Centre

The international profile of Monash University’s Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Centre is set for a further boost following the appointment of inaugural Patron, Australia’s advocate for Women and Girls, Dr Sharman Stone today (Monday 29 May). A Monash Alumnus, Dr Stone is currently Australia’s third Ambassador for Women and Girls and holds a distinguished…

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