Tag Archives: Resilient Societies

Laklak giving her speech in Yirrkala following the Yolngu ceremony. Credit: Sandie Suchet-Pearson

The Bawaka Collective

An innovative research collaboration between human geographers and Yolngu women as part of Bawaka Country in north east Arnhem Land – celebrating the awarding of Laklak Burarrwanga’s honorary doctorate.

Ahmed Soliman. Courtesy of the Australian Centre for Egyptology

Ancient beasts at Beni Hassan

Human-Animal Studies (HAS) is a rapidly growing field worldwide in which researchers from a range of disciplines explore our complex relationship with the animal world, both now and in the past.

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The Unlawful Insult

The question of whether swearing in public should be a criminal offence was highlighted recently by a Sydney Local Court decision in dismissed three offensive language charges. These offensive language crimes are broadly drafted provisions that allow police and judicial officers significant discretion in policing and adjudicating offensiveness.

Image courtesy of Livia Gerber

Backpacking around Australia

Living in Australia for an extended period of time offers opportunities for language learning, skills acquisition, and cultural exchange. In 2015, over 14,000 young German nationals embarked on a work and travel gap year, constituting the largest group of working holidaymakers from a non-English speaking background.

– Left to Right – Associate Professor Vijaya Nagarajan (MLS); Associate Professor Archana Parashar(MLS) , Professor Amita Dhanda (NALSAR University of Law), and Professor Gerard Quinn (Nui Galway University)

Accelerating the pace of reform

Over the first two weeks in October 2016, Dr Vijaya Nagarajan and Dr Archana Parashar were at NALSAR University of Law in India as part of the Government of India’s Global Initiative of Academic Networks. This network is aimed at bringing internationally recognized academics to Indian universities for collaborative research and to accelerate the pace of reform.

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Improving the sentencing of environmental crimes

Environmental crime, such as pollution or clearing native vegetation without approval, is a relatively new area of criminal law. It has unique characteristics which can lead to punishments that don’t fit the crime. An important question for governments around the world is how to design laws that target environmental crime effectively.