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?
Episode 19: It's a Man's World
We’re tackling a new topic on this episode of Monash podcast, What Happens Next?, looking at masculinity, and how its negative forms can be as damaging to men as women.
Let the statues fall
The toppling of monuments isn’t history being erased – it’s history in the making.
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.
Where sex and racism collide
Grindr is deleting its "ethnicity filter" in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, but although digital apps are spaces for connection, online dating platforms often provide a safe space for racist attitudes.
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.
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.
CEO, Youth Activating Youth
Professor of History, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Associate Dean (Indigenous), MADA
Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Graeme Davison AO
Emeritus Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor
Senior Lecturer, Director, Centre for Ancient Cultures
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) & Head, William Cooper Institute
Lecturer, Centre for Ancient Cultures
Senior Lecturer, 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
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Professor of Policy and Impact, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Senior Research Fellow, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Director, Bachelor of Global Studies
Dr George Variyan
Lecturer, Globalisation Leadership and Policy, Faculty of Education
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences
Professor of Criminology
Senior Lecturer, Sociology
Professor and Director, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Assistant Lecturer, Film and Screen Studies, Faculty of Arts
Senior Lecturer, Educational Psychology and Inclusion Education
Professor of Music, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Lecturer, Water Sensitive Cities, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Associate Professor, Law Resources
Associate Professor, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences