Australia, East Timor, Missing Maritime Boundaries: Is Australia’s position fair? Is it sustainable?

On 29 September 2016, Janelle Saffin (ex Labor MP and human rights activist) spoke at the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities - Seminar Series, on Australia, East Timor, Missing Maritime Boundaries: Is Australia’s position fair?  Is it sustainable?  This paper examines Australia’s continental shelf-natural prolongation claim in the Timor Sea. Drawing on international law, UNCLOS... Continue Reading →

The Standard

The Standard is an online publication showcasing journalism by students at Swinburne University. The Standard runs stories on a wide range of topical issues, including cruelty to animals, cashing in superannuation to cover costs of IVF, drug purchases online, the impact on children of jailed parents, the stigma of mental illness, and exploitation of young people in the... Continue Reading →

Australian Parliamentary Library – Summer Research Scholarship Program

The Australian Parliamentary Library is seeking applications for its 2017 Summer Research Scholarship program. The Scholarships are open to honours and postgraduate students. Scholars have the opportunity to spend six weeks in the Parliamentary Library in Canberra conducting research on a topic of relevance to the Commonwealth Parliament. The subject can be historical or contemporary... Continue Reading →

University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Vietnam

By Sarah Brackenridge Sarah Brackenridge is a third year student in the Politics program at Swinburne University. This month, four of our students attended the University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Vietnam. We asked Sarah to report on her experience. During the first week of August I attended the 7th University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) in... Continue Reading →

2016 Baylis and Smith Prize

Congratulations to Nancy Hayward and Nick Rankin for their outstanding results in POL20010 International Relations and Security Studies. Nancy Hayward receives $150 of books from Oxford University Press for coming first in the class. Nick Rankin, who came a very close second, was awarded a $50 Reading book voucher. The prize is named after the... Continue Reading →

IDC Internship Program 2016

The International Detention Coalition (IDC) is seeking applicants for intern positions. The IDC is a "global network, of over 300 civil society organisations and individuals in more than 70 countries, that advocate for, research and provide direct services to refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants affected by immigration detention." The IDC internship program is a six-month commitment,... Continue Reading →

Dancing the donation tango

The Australian Electoral Commission’s latest political finance figures show how closely entwined are government and the development industry, writes James Murphy 4 FEBRUARY 2016 - Reprinted from Inside Story The release of the Australian Electoral Commission’s latest political donations data provoked the usual rush to unearth hidden scandals. Clive Palmer’s $5 million donation to his... Continue Reading →

Irini Vasilakakos wins the Baylis and Smith Prize

Each year we award the Baylis and Smith Prize to the best student essay or overall student performance in POL20010 International Relations and Security Studies. The prize is named after the Baylis, Smith and Owens (eds) popular textbook The Globalisation of World Politics, published by Oxford University Press, which is used across our international relations... Continue Reading →

Call for Expression of Interest for 2016 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program

Swinburne University of Technology Internships in Political Research, Semester 2, 2016 Call for Expression of Interest for 2016 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program Overview: Swinburne University of Technology has been invited to participate in the prestigious Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program (VPIP) in semester 2, 2016. Established in 1990, the program has seen over 1,000 interns complete... Continue Reading →

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