News and analysis
19 November 2020
Introducing the Environmental Justice project: RMIT Research team Lauren Rickards and Oli Moraes
SEI researcher Hannah Della Bosca introduces our RMIT partners on the new ARC-funded Environmental Justice research project.
18 November 2020
Developing just outcomes in Australian environmental policies
One of the key challenges of academic work lies in merging the theoretical with the practical, in order to engage the everyday lives of citizens, serve as a source of insight, and have real impact on the crucial issues we face.
13 November 2020
Social impact assessment guidelines: the devil is in the implementation
The NSW Government has recently updated its guidelines for major developments like the Narrabri Gas Project. Ahead of the online panel on the future of social impact assessment next week, Rebecca Lawrence, Gemma Viney and Susan Park discuss what this could mean for those most impacted.
10 November 2020
Interweaving Voices: recording through Ayipa songs
In the first part of our Interweaving Voices series, musicologist Genevieve Campbell reflects on a trip to Canberra to unearth archival recordings of Ayipa songs from the Tiwi Islands – which are themselves ever-evolving recordings of history, culture, celebration and loss.
09 November 2020
Indigenous justice in times of climate crisis
The 2019/2020 fires that tore down Australia’s east coast took with them sites of incalculable importance to Indigenous communities. Here, Christine Winter and Jakelin Troy ask when the government, and the public, will choose to recognise the significance of this loss.
05 November 2020
Toward an encrusting ocean
Ahead of his presentation, An Encrusting Ocean: Fouling and Other Forms of Life for the inaugural Postdoctoral Fellowship Lecture, Killian Quigley explains his interest in examining the processes that take place “where invertebrate organisms and sunken surfaces meet”.