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Centre Director visits Nauru and Christmas Island

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny visited the Nauru Regional Processing Centre (RPC) between 24-27 March 2013 as part of a delegation from the Interim Joint Advisory Committee on Nauru.
Accommodation in the Nauru regional processing facility – Photo courtesy Immigration website
The visit involved meetings with asylum seekers, service providers, legal assistance providers and the government of Nauru.  [...]

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Director of the Centre – Awarded life membership at CARAD

Congratulations to Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny who was presented with a Coalition for Asylum Seekers Refugees and Detainees (CARAD) Life Membership at the 2012 CARAD AGM held in October, in recognition of her valuable work over the years as a refugee advocate and her dedication in supporting those seeking asylum in Australia.

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A sad farewell to Dr Karen Soldatic

Dr Karen Soldatic
We are very sad to announce that Karen Soldatic will be leaving the Centre for Human Rights Education next week to take up a position at the University of New South Wales. Karen has been working with the Centre over the past two and a half years, first as a Lecturer and more recently as a [...]

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Anna Haebich: John Curtin Distinguished Professor

The title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor was awarded to Professor Anna Haebich and the other three recipients at an official presentation on 28 February, 2012. This high honour is made in recognition of Professor Haebich’s ongoing contribution to the University as evidenced by her exceptional national and international reputation, academic achievements and record of [...]

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Introducing new and continuing staff members

Dr Lynda-ann Blanchard
We welcome Dr Lynda Blanchard to the Centre for 2012. Lynda joins us as a Visiting Lecturer from the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney. She is former executive officer of the Sydney Peace Foundation, executive member of the National Committee on Human [...]

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A sad farewell to Professor Linda Briskman

Professor Linda Briskman
We are very sad to say that after more than five years as the Chair of the Centre for Human Rights Education, Linda Briskman is leaving today to take up the position of Professor of Human Rights at the Institute of Social Research, Swinburne University. We wish her all the very best back [...]

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