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Toxic cocktail of booze, drugs key cause for medical care at festivals

Four in five Australian music festival attendees that seek medical help are consuming an average of 15 standard drinks when using drugs, finds a new report.

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Justice & Protection for All – SGSC Seminar

View the wonderful speeches delivered at our Justice & Protection for All seminar for IDAHOBIT 2019

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Pride Week panel wrap: RMIT News

The Social and Global Studies Centre welcomed a panel of speakers to share their insights and vision for contemporary LGBTQI lives and social justice, rounding out our Pride Week celebrations.

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Sniffer dogs increase trauma and risks of overdose

New research has found that deploying drug detection dogs at music festivals and public places encourages users to adapt their drug consumption, often with harmful consequences.

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Why the physical health of people with mental illness is a critical human rights issue

Originally published on croakey.org on Apr 7, 2019 Editor Mellisa Sweet Author Marie McInerney The harmful effects of mental health treatments – especially medication but also seclusion and restraint – were much-discussed at a recent symposium seeking to address health inequalities experienced by people with mental health conditions. Efforts to improve the physical health of […]

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Emotions and Wellbeing over the Perinatal Period – a book launch and roundtable

Supported by the Social and Global Studies Centre, the Social Research in Health program held a two-part event on Thursday 28 February to showcase the program’s research outputs from their Healthdirect Australia-funded project Emotional Experiences in Early Parenthood of Australian Families.

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Nearly half of tenants exit social housing early for the wrong reasons

A new RMIT report reveals that 43% of social housing tenancies end within 18 months, with indigenous, formerly homeless and young tenants at the greatest risk of losing their accommodation early.

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Interpreting Trauma

Symposium on Interpreting in Domestic and Family Violence Settings

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International Security Policy & Putin’s Russia

Professor Joe Siracusa joins the panel Night Owl Session at Lithuania's 2019 Snow Meeting

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The World’s Youngest Failed State: Interrogating Western Interventions in South Sudan

The full recording of the lecture is available at charlesthunt.com/public-talks En route to conduct research in Juba, South Sudan, Dr Charles T Hunt, a Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in the Social & Global Studies Centre, along with Adam Day from the United Nations University’s Centre for Policy Research, gave a public lecture on the […]

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Caring at a Distance

Insight in Dr Julian Lee’s story, and the impacts of migration on families.

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Affordable Housing is Crucial for Tackling Homelessness

New research from the Unison Housing Research Lab suggests social housing may be one of the most overlooked, yet effective, solutions to reducing homelessness in Australia.

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Introducing Doctoral Candidate: Leul Tadesse Sidelil

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

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Social housing protects against homelessness – but other benefits are less clear

Social housing, managed by governments and the community sector, provides a safety net to vulnerable Australians.

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As Japan undergoes social change, single women are in the firing line

The ideal of a full-time male breadwinner model persists in Japan, even as women’s participation in the workforce has increased since the Equal Employment Opportunity Law was introduced in 1985.

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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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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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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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