Re-Cooking the first contact narrative
Research is exploring the relationships forged between Indigenous Australians and outside cultures long before Captain Cook's arrival.
Silver screen, silver lining?
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating effect on Australia's screen industry, but also offers a chance to finally address some of its longstanding issues of diversity and inclusion.
The struggle to belong at school
Australian schools are failing to foster a sense of belonging among their students.
More women artists are stepping into cultural leadership, benefiting the arts and the wider community.
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.
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
Professor of History, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
Associate Dean (Indigenous), MADA
Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Graeme Davison AO
Emeritus Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous), Education
Associate Professor, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Senior Lecturer, Educational Psychology and Inclusion Education
Senior Lecturer, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Associate Professor, Law Resources
Professor and Director, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Margaret Gardner AC
President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University
Senior lecturer, Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
Lecturer, Water Sensitive Cities, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Interim Director of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI)
Senior Research Fellow, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Assistant Lecturer, Film and Screen Studies, Faculty of Arts
Professor of Music, and Head, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music