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Critical Disability Studies Research Network Launch

The Curtin Critical Disability Studies Research Network was officially launched on 29 February 2016 with a keynote presentation on Re-imagining Australia by Graeme Innes AM, LLB, FAICD, Chair of the Attitude Foundation and former Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner. Graeme gave an inspiring talk about the changes in the lives of people with disabilities over the […]

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New research project, ‘Our stories, our way: collaborative methodology for Indigenous oral history’, in 2016

The Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE) and the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts (MCCA) will commence a new research project, Our stories, our way: collaborative methodology for Indigenous oral history, in 2016. This project is led by Dr Elfie Shiosaki, John Curtin Distinguished Professor Anna Haebich and Dr Michelle Johnson in partnership […]

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Australian Research Council Discovery Project success

Congratulations to Centre for Human Rights Education’s Indigenous Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Dr Elfie Shiosaki and John Curtin Distinguished Professor Anna Haebich on their successful ARC Discovery Project ‘Ancestor words': Noongar letter writing in Western Australian government archives from the 1860s to the 1960s.   The project was highlighted in a Curtin media release on 23 […]

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Australian Research Council Discovery award success for Centre adjunct

Congratulations to Centre for Human Rights Education’s Adjunct Researcher, Dr Karen Soldatic, on her successful ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award announced on Friday 30 October 2015, awarded through the University of New South Wales. Karen is an international researcher in the field of disability studies and her research work has been published widely in […]

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After the event – Research seminar with Dr Rob Garbutt

At a well attended event on 8 October 2015, Dr Rob Garbutt demonstrated how colonial-Aboriginal reconciliation was supported by public engagement in an Aboriginal heritage signage project at the Lismore Showground in rural New South Wales. Rob, a teaching-research scholar at Southern Cross University, demonstrated how the Lismore Show Aboriginal Committee’s Aboriginal Heritage Signage Project, disturbed […]

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After the event – CHRE Mini Symposium

On 7 October 2015, the Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE) hosted a public mini symposium titled, ‘Social Change and Activism’. The event was attended by 30 people at Curtin University. After an introduction to the day by Dr Caroline Fleay, Senior Lecturer at the CHRE, Dr Sonia Tascon from the University of the Sunshine […]

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Higher Education Equity Project funding success

Dr Lisa Hartley from the Centre has been successful in gaining Higher Education Equity Project funding for a project titled ‘Enabling human rights education through Indigenous pedagogy’. The funding will go towards enabling human rights education through Indigenous pedagogy in one of our postgraduate units which is being collaboratively delivered by the Centre for Human […]

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Centre welcomes Dr Elfie Shiosaki as an Indigenous Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

We welcome Dr Elfie Shiosaki to the Centre for Human Rights Education as an Indigenous Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Elfie took up the position in early 2015. Elfie’s post-doctoral research examines the significance of early Noongar political activism (1900-1930s). Her research contributes to emerging national and transnational narratives of Indigenous activism during this period by amplifying […]

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CHRE Celebrates NAIDOC Week: Ancestors’ Words: Noongar writing in WA government archives (1860-1960s)

Professor Anna Haebich, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, and Elfie Shiosaki, Indigenous Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, introduced their new research project, Ancestors’ Words: Noongar writing in WA government archives (1860-1960s), during NAIDOC Week on 8 July.  The event was hosted by the Western Australian State Records Office, which is providing vital support to the project. Anna and […]

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Policy as Punishment: Asylum Seekers in the Community without the Right to Work

Curtin University researchers from the Centre for Human Rights Education have just released the findings of the first academic study into the experiences of asylum seekers living in the community in Australia without the right to work. The study highlights the distress and fear caused by not being able to work and the ongoing uncertainty […]

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