Border Crossing Observatory

Border Crossing Observatory

The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb) produces high quality, innovative academic research to transform understandings of irregular migration and border control.

Leanne Weber: National Social Sciences Week star in refugee and asylum seeker public discussion events

Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the policing of internal borders and Co-Director of the Border Crossing Observatory, Leanne Weber will be in discussion with leading public intellectual Emeritus Professor Robert Manne, on the responsibility of Australian intellectuals towards the refugees on Nauru and Manus Island, and the different ways that social scientists can try to influence others…

We are excited to announce that Julian Burnside AO QC will be delivering a public lecture on ‘The Collapse of Values’ on the 11 September at the Monash Law Chambers, Melbourne. This lecture will be followed by a panel discussion on ‘Asylum seekers and Australian policy’, which will comprise of The Border Crossing Observatory’s Leanne…

On World Refugee Day, deaths at sea are still relevant in Australia

BOb’s Associate Professor Leanne Weber delivered a keynote address ‘Counting and Accounting for Border Related Deaths’ to an international conference on ‘Border Deaths and Migration Policies’ at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam on 14 June. The event attracted border researchers from a range of academic disciplines, representatives of large international NGOs and intergovernmental organisations, and members of…

BOb Submission to Inquiry on Migration Review Processes Associated with Visa Cancellations Made on Criminal Grounds

The Federal Government recently announced an inquiry into the visa cancellation review process for those who have their visa cancelled under s501 of the Migration Act – refusal or cancellation of a visa on character grounds. Rebecca Powell and Leanne Weber from the Border Crossing Observatory drafted a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on…

Hannah Lewis to present her research on the intersection of faith and slavery in post-secular contexts

We're delighted to host Dr Hannah Lewis, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Sheffield who will present findings from her research on ‘Modern slavery and human trafficking: The re-emergence of the intersection of faith and slavery in post-secular contexts' at the next Monash Criminology Seminar series, Tuesday, April 10, from 11-12pm, Menzies Building Room N502. Her presentation…

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