Episode 09: Right Here, Right Now
What should we do when confronted by right wing extremism in our daily lives? Our behaviour change expert shares the best strategies.
The gag clause
Three bioethicists have raised concerns about a unique ‘gag clause’ in the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act.
Episode 8: What's Rightfully Ours
Fear is often a key driver of right-wing extremists. In this episode we explore why reaching out to those on the fringes of extremism could help them change direction.
Fires and celebrity faultlines
The connection of the bushfire disaster with climate change is increasing scrutiny of celebrities and their endorsements, just ask Roger Federer.
When the truth goes up in flames
The catastrophic bushfires have highlighted the connection between threats to the natural environment and the media environment, through which misinformation is spreading at a disturbing rate.
Your turn Facebook, Google
Until the two giants change, Twitter's political ad ban will have little effect on elections around the globe.
Eyes on the prize
This year's Nobel Prize is important both for what it recognises and who it recognises.
Cyberflashing: age-old harassment in new clothes
Largely enabled by Apple's AirDrop technology, digital flashing is far from 'playful', and unquestionably image-based abuse.
The rise of the the 'teacher-influencer'
Social media is increasingly playing a role in teachers' professional lives – but there are downsides.
Social media platforms have an incentive to promote whatever gets the most attention, regardless of its authenticity, but we're more reluctant to admit that the same is true of people.
A call to disarm
Will legislation and the Christchurch Call tech giants' agreement have a significant impact in combating violent online content, or muddy the internet waters?
Not for the likes of you
Instagram's trial in Canada to shift the focus of posts may have wider implications.
'New low' for journalism?
Lack of scrutiny of the Coalition, a barrage of criticism aimed at Labor; News Corp's coverage of the election campaign has been the definition of partisan.
What's turning young men into killing machines?
A deeper examination of gender is sorely needed to try to prevent further acts of violent extremism and terrorism.
Taking a cue from Fearless Girl
The message of empowerment and equality needs to be widely embraced in the engineering profession.
Changing course to prevent assault
To drive lasting change regarding sexual harassment and assault, greater effort needs to be directed towards preventing these issues from arising in the first place.
Exploring what we hold sacred
A better understanding of our deep emotional attachment to sacredness could help resolve deadlocks in long-running and seemingly intractable conflicts.
Joanne Lao’s marketing degree propelled her into one of the world’s biggest global advertising groups, where she’s chief executive of Greater China operations.
Duty of care empowered by a beautiful idea
Everything about the development of CareMonkey shows that a desire to do good can inspire entrepreneurs with the next big idea. Monash Life speaks with CareMonkey's inventor, Troy Westley.
Seeking justice, one click at a time
Internet vigilantism is on the rise, particularly in Asia. Although the risks are obvious, can this online people-power be harnessed to combat cybercrime?
ABC's cancellation of the hit reboot Roseanne because of its star's racist tweet raises complex questions about freedom of speech and the line between public and private selves.
Shining a light on disability housing
Monash alumna Dr Di Winkler is determined to change the systems that move young people with serious disabilities into nursing homes.
Deconstructing 'African gangs'
A moral panic and sensationalist media reporting demonstrates how rhetoric can promote fear and intolerance.
Associate Professor of Human Geography and Editor-in-Chief of Migration Studies
Associate Professor, Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Emily van der Nagel
Lecturer, Communications & Media Studies
Professor, Nutrition Dietetics and Food
Associate Professor, Gastroenterology
Research dietitian, Department of Gastroenterology
Associate Professor of Sociology
Professor and Head of Gastroenterology
Associate Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations and Global Terrorism Research Centre (GTReC)
Associate professor and deputy director of the Centre of Social and Population Research
Associate Professor, Philosophy, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies
Director, Bachelor of Global Studies
Research Fellow, BehaviourWorks Australia, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
PhD Candidate, Monash Bioethics Centre
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing
Professor, Communications and Media Studies
Associate Professor of Journalism, School of Media, Film and Journalism
Research Affiliate, Department of Business Statistics and Econometrics
Professor, Faculty of Education
Associate Professor of Cybersecurity, Faculty of Information Technology
Professor of International Relations and Director, of the Gender, Peace and Security Centre
Postdoctoral Fellow, Politics, Gender, Peace and Security Centre
PhD Candidate at Monash University’s Gender Peace and Security Centre
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Professor, Law Resources