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.

National Day of Action for Refugees

The Border Crossing Observatory is excited to announce its involvement with Academics for Refugees on their National Day of Action. This is an initiative to stand up for the human rights of refugees. Join us on the Wednesday the 17th of October to call for the closure of offshore detention, for the change of policy…

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…

Public Lecture on The Collapse of Values by Julian Burnside AO QC

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…

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