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Understanding the NDIS: a history of disability welfare from ‘deserving poor’ to consumers in control

Society hasn't always seen people with disabilities as having the same rights at everyone else. So how did we get to the NDIS, which offers people with disabilities with choice and control?

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Media, Politics and Multiculturalism in Victoria

Far-right, anti-Muslim groups with a vision for “heroic and salvational masculine violence” a threat to social cohesion in Victoria.

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Meet Our Academics

Introducing Doctoral Candidate: Leul Tadesse Sidelil

Gender Inequality Issues in Science and Technology in Higher Education in Ethiopia

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Current Projects

Humour in social interactions in French and English

The main aim of the project is to analyse the functions of humour in French and Australian social visits within the framework of a larger joint project on social interaction.

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Upcoming Events

Place-Based Approaches to Social Issues: A Critical Conversation

18 October 2018, 4:00PM-6:00PM

How do you build local resources into services? What is a place-based approach? How can services collaborate with communities more effectively?

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Current Projects

Crime and Justice by Social Media

Examining the nature, influence and impact of citizens’ engagement with crime and justice via social media.

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Current Projects

Understanding the Impact of the Roadmap for Achieving Dignity without Restraint

Practical approaches to reduce the use of restrictive practices on people with disabilities within the disability service provider sector

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Current Projects

Gender-based Violence in Inpatient Mental Health Units

Have you or someone you know experienced gender violence in a mental health unit as a female patient?

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Current Projects

Civilian Protection and the Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping Operations

United Nations peacekeepers are on the frontline of efforts to protect civilians from violence. More than 100 were killed in 2014.

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