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Indigenous Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow

QUT’s Centre for Justice (C4J) has been fortunate to receive funding through the Vice Chancellor’s Office for an Indigenous Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow.  The appointment, a joint appointment between C4J and the Carumba Institute, is a level B academic position for 3 years. The Indigenous Australians Postdoctoral Research…

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We Need to Talk About Public Toilets…

Master of Philosophy student Katherine Webber (supervised by Assoc Professor Deanna Grant-Smith) had her work on the provision of public toilets as a rights issue at an event at Parliament House in Canberra last week.  Katherine is a specialist in social planning and has been researching public toilets nationally and internationally as…

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How sexual harassment affects workplaces across Australia – including Parliament House

Centre member Professor Paula McDonald was cited in ABC Online this week stating that ‘complaint processes in many workplaces are still falling short’ and that many people who experience sexual harassment are concerned about career penalties that may come their way should they come forward.  Read more in the ABC article on preventing…

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Au pairs in Australia: Contexts, vulnerabilities to abuse, and policy implications

Centre Director, Professor Robyn Mayes publishes on the labour and policy contexts of au pair work in Australia and the ways these shape the vulnerabilities of au pairs to abuse and exploitation.  Read the full paper here as part of the Centre for Justice Briefing Paper Series.

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Disability Access to Australian Higher Education

Centre members Deanna Grant-Smith and Bernd Irmer’s briefing paper on Disability Access to Australian Higher Education is now available as part of the Centre for Justice Briefing Paper Series. Their paper (issue 11) evaluates how well Australian universities have performed against the parity targets of the widening participation in…

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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Centre member Professor Paula McDonald was cited in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s Final Report: Care, Dignity and Respect recently released. The report was tabled in Parliament on 1 March, 2021 with 148 recommendations including a new Aged Care Act, improved reporting and monitoring systems, professionalising…

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What has the #MeToo movement achieved?

Centre member Professor Paula McDonald published a briefing paper that examines what the #MeToo movement has achieved as part of the Centre for Justice Briefing Paper Series.  Drawing on Paula’s research addressing workplace sexual harassment, the briefing paper examines the achievements and limitations of the movement and the prospects…

championforchange
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WAHED Champions for Change

Congratulations to Deanna Grant-Smith as a Champion for Change for her instrumental research in raising awareness of the financial and psychological impact of unpaid Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experiences on higher education students across urban planning, education, business, creative industries, nursing, and health disciplines…

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New journal article – Disrupting landscape: Enacting zones of socio-material entanglement for alternative futures

A new journal article Disrupting landscape: Enacting zones of socio-material entanglement for alternative futures authored by Centre member Amelia Hine compares human and feral animal capacities to transform mining landscapes and proposes distributed agency as a less exclusionary methodological alternative to traditional closure…

NAEEA slide presentation
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National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia (NAEEA) Symposium recordings now available

Associate Professor Deanna Grant-Smith was a panel member with Nadine Zacharias and Andrew Norton at the NAEEA Symposium, December 2020 (hosted by UniSA). Their session, Where to from here? Bracing for impacts of the Job-Ready Graduates Package is now available online on NAEEA’s YouTube channel…

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Collaborating and connecting with Indigenous businesses: Brisbane Indigenous Media Association

QUT is committed to Indigenous Australian engagement, success and empowerment as well as improving the life expectancy and social and economic development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Australia wide. Delivering on that commitment, the QUT Business School have been collaborating with Brisbane Indigenous Media…

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Dr Bree Hurst Discusses Her Research

Dr Bree Hurst discusses a snapshot of her current research and research projects…

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