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Introducing Migration, Mobility and Social Diversity Lead Researcher: Assoc. Prof. Hariz Halilovich

Missing People, Missing Stories and the Creation of Cyber Villages After the Bosnian Genocide

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Introducing Doctoral Candidate: Melissa Laing

Keeping the family together: Recognising the human-animal bond in family violence situations

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Call for Papers: ‘Real and Digital Experiences: Latin American Migrants in Australia’ Symposium

‘Real and Digital Experiences: Latin American Migrants in Australia’ is a symposium hosted at RMIT University and supported by the Migration and Mobility Lab (Digital Ethnography Research Centre, DERC) and the School of Global, Urban and Social Sciences, RMIT.

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PhD Scholarships on Offer in Social Housing

Seeking highly motivated and qualified applicants for two PhD scholarships to undertake an ethnographic study of two mixed tenure communities

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Rules of thumb for women leaders in the Pacific, and beyond

In January, when New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her pregnancy, she was careful to note that she would be “fully contactable” during her six weeks of maternity leave.

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New evidence suggests we may need to rethink policies aimed at poverty

Fewer people who were homeless or at risk of being homeless exited poverty than in the general population.

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The Unintended Consequences of the Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers

A recently published book chapter by Dr Charles T Hunt, in 'The Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping', Global Institutions Series (Abingdon: Routledge)

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Protecting Peacekeepers Requires Better Politics, Not More Force

Blog piece by Dr Charles T Hunt published in Global Observatory

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PhD Scholarships on offer in Urban Homelessness and Housing Program

SGSC and Unison Housing, Victoria's largest social housing provider join forces to explore community, public, affordable and transitional housing.

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Homeless on the Streets: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Invisible homeless people on our streets are the symptom of a much larger and hidden homelessness problem

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Where did the Lucky Country Go? Homelessness and Housing Affordability

Guy Johnson, Urban Housing and Homelessness Research Program Lead reflects on the housing crisis gripping Australia

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Dr Anastasia Powell presents on a new framework for crime and justice in digital society

Dr Anastasia Powell who is one of the Lead Researcher’s in the Gendered Violence & Inequality Research Program and also works across the Law, Justice and Social Policy Research Program, recently participated in a meeting of the International Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Cybercrime (IIRCC). The consortium was held at the International Institute for the Sociology […]

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Introducing Doctoral Candidate: Elinor Assoulin

Forging new ways to understand identity through the integration of Indigenous knowledge systems and Art Yarning

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How resilience can break the link between a ‘bad’ childhood and the youth justice system

Most young people in the youth justice system have been found to come from “troubled” backgrounds. However, many people with similar backgrounds don’t ever end up in youth justice services. Knowing why people with troubled childhoods may be more likely to engage in criminal activity is necessary to inform the development of effective prevention and […]

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Change the story: how the world’s first national framework can help prevent violence against women

In Australia, one woman is killed almost every week by a current or former partner. By now, these horrifying murders are all too familiar. But they are just a small part of the bigger story. Hundreds of thousands more women are physically and psychologically harmed by men’s violence, threats and controlling behaviour. Many suffer long-term […]

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Four Corners: can the NDIS prevent abuse of people with disability?

We know predators will continue to target the vulnerable, including children and people with disability. The NDIS will mitigate some of the issues in this space, but we need a royal commission too.

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Meet Colette Einfeld: Doctoral candidate exploring ‘nudge policy’

Colette Einfeld’s PhD aims to capture the development, implementation and evaluation of a ‘nudge’ policy, with a focus on understanding the processes and best practice of nudge policy development.

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Not everyone wins from the bank of mum and dad

Those whose parents own a home are able to take advantage of a wider set of opportunities than others.

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FactCheck Q&A: are there laws to protect against ‘revenge porn’ in Australia?

In the lead-up to International Women’s Day, an all-female panel of guests on ABC TV’s Q&A program discussed issues ranging from sexual assault and domestic violence to “revenge porn”, where a nude or explicit image is shared without consent. Let’s check the facts.

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New approach to address increasing rates of homelessness

A new partnership between Yarra Community Housing and RMIT will combine academic research and street smarts to improve the lives of the more than 650,000 Australians facing housing issues.

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Victoria invests in social service change

The Victorian Government is investing in the future of social services, with new funding to support a leading research and teaching institute at RMIT University.

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Can the private rental sector provide a secure, affordable housing solution?

The need for new housing solutions for these low-income groups is clearly a pressing requirement.

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