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The Politics of Madness: Listening to lived experience

Sat 29 Oct 2011

This series will discuss mental distress/madness from the perspective of people with lived experience. The voices of eother experts have been dominating community understanding of 'mental health' - this is a chance to engage differently. 

 

Collective Living: Alternative, Sustainable & Low Cost Housing

Thu 04 Aug 2016

Living collectively by sharing land and/or dwelling spaces can be more affordable, more sustainable and more enjoyable socially than living in a Tiny House or a Green Apartment.

ANITRA NELSON has lived in an all-under-one roof living and working cooperative in rural Victoria, a peri-urban land-sharing residential conservation cooperat ...

Refugees in Malaysia: Economic, mixed and survival migration

Wed 05 Oct 2016

In Malaysia refugees are not the political issue they have become in Australia. Most Malaysians are preoccupied with domestic economic woes and the curtailment of their civil liberties under an increasingly authoritarian and corrupt government. This highlights a key problem for Australia - its draconian border control policies rely o ...

Diasporas in Action

Thu 02 Feb 2017

We belong to a world of people on the move - in 2015, 244 million people lived outside their country of origin, including 20 million refugees. These migrants often create vibrant diaspora communities that can become agents of social, political, cultural and economic change in both  the homelands they have left behind and in the societies th ...

Gender Wars: The Military, Guns & Women

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Why radio and new media are the forefront of the women’s revolution

Wed 09 Oct 2013

Though the mainstream media largely ignores the voices, stories and concerns of women, feminists and their allies have shunned these tired old mediums and looked instead to community radio and online spaces to get their message out. In an age of crumbling traditional media empires, the proliferation of new independent medias has become a site of gr ...

Ethics and Morality in the 21st Century

Universal Differences?

Sat 05 Jun 2010

Ours is a world in which ‘truth’ shares equal footing with ‘opinion’, where ‘equality’ is at odds with liberty, where ‘difference’ is held up as sacrosanct and ‘plurality’ is strictly – often brutally – enforced. As such, can we still speak of such a thing as ‘universality’ today? Focusing on the most famous contemporary invocation of universality, ...

Indigenous perspectives: past and present

The interconnectedness of things: Models of Aboriginal health and health promotion drawn from community-led research

Thu 22 Sep 2011

Refugee Realities: Risk, Rights and Resettlement

The alternative to mandatory detention: Why undocumented asylum seeker arrivals should be processed in the community.

Tue 18 Oct 2011

Contemporary Australian Issues

Australia’s role in the world

Sat 01 May 2010

In an era characterised by globalisation, protracted civil wars, new security challenges, food and economic crises, and environmental challenges, the role Australia plays in the world has changed dramatically from in the past. Australia’s response to the myriad issues currently facing the international community raises numerous questions about the ...