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.

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…

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…

BOb research presented to Parliamentary Inquiry into External Oversight of Police

Associate Professor Leanne Weber from the Border Crossing Observatory and Professor Jude McCulloch from the Monash Gender and Family Violence program appeared before the parliamentary IBAC Committee on 26 February to elaborate on their written submission to the ongoing Inquiry into the External Oversight of Police Corruption and Misconduct in Victoria. In their original submission,…

How is immigration control impacting the health care sector?

Associate Professor Leanne Weber from the Border Crossing Observatory at Monash University is inviting Australian health care professionals and advocates to help her investigate how immigration controls are affecting the provision of health care within the community by completing a national on-line survey. Topics covered include access to health services by non-citizens, information exchange between…

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