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.
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?
Artwork for the ages
Rock carvings dating back tens of thousands of years provide a window into the deep prehistory of indigenous Australia.
A Nobel cause
Monash alumni’s first Nobel Laureate, Associate Professor Tilman Ruff AM, has spent his life working to safeguard the future of human health.
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.
Anatomy of a controversy
Protesters have urged a boycott of Sydney's Real Bodies exhibition over claims that it could be displaying remains of executed Chinese political prisoners.
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
PhD Candidate in History
Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Graeme Davison AO
Emeritus Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor
Professor, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous), 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
Senior Lecturer, School of Psychological Sciences
Associate Professor, Communications and Media Studies