Think you can’t make a difference? How Melbourne activists launched a campaign for nuclear disarmament and won a Nobel prize

Dimity Hawkins, a PhD student at Swinburne University, together with Tilman Ruff from Melbourne University, are both founding members of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Here they write about the creation of ICAN, which last week was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. First published in The Conversation, this article it is republished here with permission.   How... Continue Reading →

Call for Expressions of Interest for the 2017 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program

Swinburne University of Technology – Applied Political Research, Semester 2, 2017  In 2017 Swinburne University of Technology will again participate in the prestigious Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program (VPIP). Established in 1990, the program has seen over 1,000 interns complete placements with members of the Victorian Parliament.  It provides students with an outstanding opportunity to observe and... Continue Reading →

Politics and History Group BBQ

Welcome/Welcome Back BBQ! Friday 3 March, 12-2.30pm at Central Gardens (Henry St, Hawthorn) All Politics, History, International Studies, and Indigenous Studies students and staff welcome to attend. Food and drink provided.  Bring a picnic rug! RSVP essential! Please let us know if you are coming via our Facebook page. 

Training and Grants for Oral History Students

Oral History Victoria training workshops start in March, with full details and online booking (for the March and April workshops) via these OHV website links. All the workshops are on Saturdays at Emerald Hill Library in South Melbourne, 10-4, with a student concession fee: Introductory Workshop 1: Bringing history to life – an introduction to oral... Continue Reading →

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 →

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