The far-right's wade into the welfare waters
To what extent is "welfare chauvinism" apparent in One Nation’s views of social welfare policies in relation to refugees and asylum seekers, and Indigenous Australians?
Building on the past
Can architecture be a tool for acknowledging Australia’s original inhabitants?
Keeping COVID-19 out of the community
Memories of the 1919 Spanish Flu and 1968 Hong Kong Flu have shaped Indigenous' peoples response to the pandemic.
What's in a name?
"Karen", the name that has become code for boorish, entitled behaviour, joins a long history of names being appropriated for various purposes – often unkindly.
Caught on camera
Despite the rise in citizen journalism exposing police violence and discrimination, we're yet to see changes to the practices that perpetuate racism and deny transparency in policing.
Dismantling racism in universities
Academic institutions and the research community play a role in perpetrating and maintaining institutional and systemic racism.
Let the statues fall
The toppling of monuments isn’t history being erased – it’s history in the making.
To protect, or provoke?
Until we tackle the perception that some minority groups are a threat to society, they'll continue to be subjected to intensive over-policing, leading to a fear of those serving to protect.
Racism and police militarisation
When police adopt a military philosophy, the community is divided into those to be protected, and those seen as a threat – and that's most often defined along racial lines.
Owning our confronting past
At this time, we need to accept that a powerful healing influence can only be launched when a society knows and acknowledges all episodes of its history.
Black lives matter in Australia, too
Rhetoric and hypocrisy can still be seen everywhere in the reconciliation space, and while protests are occurring across Australia in response to the #blacklivesmatter crisis in the US, we shouldn't ignore our own history.
Listening to, and living with, the land
John Bradley was just a teenager when his eyes and ears were opened to kincentric ecology and Indigenous knowledge.
Re-Cooking the first contact narrative
Research is exploring the relationships forged between Indigenous Australians and outside cultures long before Captain Cook's arrival.
The struggle to belong at school
Australian schools are failing to foster a sense of belonging among their students.
Flagging a change
With the Australian flag increasingly seen as a fashion statement rather than what it's supposed to represent, is it time for a rethink?
Standing up for children
It's World Children's Day, yet in Australia's criminal justice system they are still being silenced and denied their rights.
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.
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.
Digging deeper on the Amazon fires
Some of the claims regarding the blazes need to be put into context. It’s not the number of fires, but rather the cumulative destruction that rightly has the world worried.
A society shaped by discontents
The contributions of convicts to Australia's progressive political traditions have been largely and unfairly forgotten.
A leap back in time
A Victorian site could hold the key to proving people lived in Australia 120,000 years ago, twice as long as first thought.
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.
CEO, Youth Activating Youth
Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
Associate Dean (Indigenous), MADA
PhD Candidate in History
Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Graeme Davison AO
Emeritus Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor
Senior Lecturer, Director, Centre for Ancient Cultures
Professor, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Lecturer, Centre for Ancient Cultures
Professor of Linguistics
Senior Lecturer, Educational Psychology and Inclusion Education
Senior Lecturer, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Associate Professor, Law Resources
Margaret Gardner AC
President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University
Senior lecturer, Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
Senior Lecturer, School of Psychological Sciences
Sarah Lynn Rees
Lecturer, Monash Art, Design and Architecture
Professor, Politics and International Relations
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
PhD Candidate, Criminology, Graduate Teaching Associate, Faculty of Arts
Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Associate Professor of Criminology
Professor of Criminology
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) & Head, William Cooper Institute
Professor and Director, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Associate Professor, Communications and Media Studies
Professor of History, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies