A champion for Aboriginal rights
William Cooper was in a league of his own, fighting for an Aboriginal voice in parliament and a treaty in the 1930s.
Preserving Indigenous languages
A language is said to become extinct when its last native speaker dies. Often that final breath also draws into death the identity ascribed by Indigenous people to their natural world – its plants, animals and landscape.
An advocate for Aboriginal identity
One of Monash's first female Aboriginal law graduates, Virginia Robinson, is working tirelessly with the Aboriginal community on issues of social justice and empowerment.
A reckoning with history
Through the intensely personal theatre work of Tom Molyneux, we learn about an Indigenous soldier who served in World War I.
Youth justice shame
The Australian government has been criticised by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for its youth justice failures and the rise of children with mental health issues.
What lies beneath
The fires in the Amazon are already a major threat to the environment, and a potentially bigger disaster awaits below the ground. Could we reach the tipping point for climate change?
Reinventing how the public service works
Public servants are eager to become innovative public problem-solvers, but their leaders are standing in their way.
Tapping into change
Safe and clean access to water and sanitation is still not a right afforded to everyone, even in Australia.
Reimagining Australia Day
A day that is meant to bring everyone together to reflect on national identity, draws us down a dark alley of division.
Episode 11: The Australian identity debate
Australia once identified itself as the “lucky country”, a place where the “Aussie battler” was given a fair go, but can it still lay claim to this?
More than words: preserving Indigenous languages
Monash Country Lines archive founder John Bradley is 38 years into a journey tracing and recording vanishing oral traditions in an Indigenous heartland.
That's what I'm talking about
A series of animated films is future-proofing Indigenous culture, language and knowledge for generations to come.
Artwork for the ages
Rock carvings dating back tens of thousands of years provide a window into the deep prehistory of indigenous Australia.
Transfer of knowledge
There’s a range of mentoring programs at Monash University. Here, recent participants discuss the benefits of being involved.
Gifted educator draws on culture
Kylie Clarke has been a mentor, a teacher, a backpacker and even designed an Indigenous guernsey for the Western Bulldogs. But it took a serious illness to put life into perspective.
Shaped by the heat
Yhonnie Scarce’s work has appeared in galleries around the world, including the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Venice Biennale. She talks to Monash Life about Australia’s contemporary art scene.
The art of healing
Medicinal plants were used by Aboriginal Australians to help treat conditions including rheumatism and indigestion, to strengthening the immune system.
Sorry, but not much has changed
Kevin Rudd's apology to Indigenous Australians 10 years ago was a momentous, but ultimately futile, gesture.
CEO, Youth Activating Youth
Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
Associate Professor, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Senior Lecturer, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Director, Faculty of Arts Monash Indigenous Studies Centre (MISC)
Margaret Gardner AO
President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University
Senior Lecturer, School of Psychological Sciences
Interim Director of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI)
Senior Research Fellow, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Lecturer, Water Sensitive Cities, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Associate Dean (Indigenous), MADA
Professor of History, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Graeme Davison AO
Emeritus Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous), Education
Associate Professor, Law Resources
Senior lecturer, Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law