Monash Progress Report 2020 – Goal 16
Monash University Progress Report 2020 on the Sustainable Development Goals
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
AI For Better Governance program View
The AI for Better Governance program is working to help decision-makers tackle complex public problems by using AI in innovative and new ways. Building AI tools that analyse data and generate actionable insights, can help decision-makers to make evidence-informed decisions and support the achievement of sustainable development. As well as addressing the technical concerns, the group is undertaking social and policy research to ensure that AI solutions meet the needs of decision-makers.
Australian Centre for Justice Innovation View
Monash's Australian Centre for Justice Innovation conducts high quality research and evaluation to support effective policy and practice innovation. The Centre's research provides an evidence base for effective improvements to law and justice systems and increased accessibility for system users and stakeholders. With a proud tradition of providing research training opportunities for outstanding undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students, the Centre's collaborative, collegial and transdisciplinary approach exemplifies the Monash Law commitment to research excellence and promoting social justice.
Better Governance and Policy View
Better Governance and Policy advances the design and practice of governance and policy development in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Drawing upon research strengths from across Monash faculties, and through external partnerships, Better Governance and Policy is creating space for the development of structured dialogues at scale between government, industry and academia and looking to enable the translation of research into fair and better social outcomes.
Transnational Criminal Law Group View
Cutting-edge research by Monash’s Transnational Criminal Law Group addresses key challenges in criminal law and justice. It is policy and practice-relevant, and locally important while transcending regional and national borders. The group’s research themes include: transnational corporate criminal liability and accountability, transnational enforcement, the intersection of criminal law and social justice, the criminal trial, including improving courtroom communication and practice, criminal law and technology.
2020 Publications Performance View
Mean Field Weighted Citation Impact of Monash Outputs: 2.14
Number of Monash Research Outputs: 255
Executive Master of Public Administration View
The Executive Master of Public Administration is designed to assist future leaders develop the management and policy skills needed in today’s public sector. The course draws on case studies and practical exercise with interactive teaching methods, delivered by leading academics and guest speakers with extensive government experience. This course is only offered through ANZ School of Government (ANZSOG) and in partnership with other institutions.
Monash International Affairs Society View
Monash International Affairs Society (MIAS) is an apolitical student society that works towards establishing a network for students passionate about international affairs and relations. MIAS aims to develop students’ skills in vital areas such as debating, negotiation, leadership, problem solving and understanding of international affairs through a number of different national and international projects, conferences, ventures, internships and summits. It runs the Monash University Model UN Conference (MUNash) annually.
Unit statistics and highlights View
In 2020, 258 units directly related to SDG16 were offered across Monash University, with a total enrolment of 23,174 students.
The units highlighted below are a small sample of the units at Monash relating to peace, justice and strong institutions:
Eleos Justice View
Launched in 2020, Eleos Justice is a collaboration between the Capital Punishment Justice Project, an NGO working to end the death penalty, and Monash Law. Its mission is to restrict and abolish the death penalty in the Asian region. With over 90 per cent of the world's executions taking place in Asia, we urgently need a coordinated approach to make lasting positive change. Eleos has the unique ability to offer vital advocacy, evidence-based research and teaching to become a leading hub for fighting the death penalty in the Asian region.
McKinnon Institute for Political Leadership View
The McKinnon Institute is Australia’s only organisation dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of our political leadership. It aims to build the capability and diversity of our state and federal members of Parliament through professional development programs that equip and enable political leaders to lead effectively. Non-partisan and not-for-profit, it was established in June 2019 through a partnership with Monash University and the Susan McKinnon Foundation. In 2020, the McKinnon Institute launched its ‘Political Leadership for 2020' course.
Mental Health Royal Commission View
In 2020, the Monash Sustainable Development Institute supported the Victorian Government Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System to explore how a system transformation could be operationalised to meet the needs of people living with mental illness, and of their families and carers. The team undertook a range of research and engagement activities – including an evidence and practice review, dialogues and workshops, and engagement with key stakeholders – to help the Commission identify system-wide issues, and to outline new approaches to mental health services.
Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre View
The Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre is at the forefront of research and education aimed at preventing family violence. The centre is contributing to transformative social change aimed at ending family violence by providing an evidence base for policy change that better supports and protects those experiencing family violence and addresses the cultural and economic drivers that underpin it.
Financial disclosure View
In accordance with the requirements and regulations under the Financial Management Act 1994, Monash University tables its Annual Report (including financial statements) in the Victorian Parliament and is a publicly available document on the Monash University website.
Elected representation View
Monash University Council is the governing body of Monash University, established by the Monash University Act 2009. As part of the requirements under the Act, Monash University are required to elect two positions to Council – an elected Student member position and an elected Staff member position.
Monash Student Association (MSA) View
The Monash Student Association (MSA) is the focal point of campus life and the peak representative body for undergraduate students at Monash Clayton. Established in 1961, MSA has a proud history of serving and protecting all students' interests.
Fraud and Corruption Policy and Procedures View
Risk awareness and management View
In 2020, Monash has taken action to strengthen processes, policies and procedures in relation to risk awareness, prevention and management, including preventing foreign interference. A new Foreign Interference Working Group was established to provide support to the Transparency and Integrity Committee, which has developed institutional due diligence risk assessment guidance. The portfolio has also provided substantial analysis of a range of risks to support the establishment of Monash Indonesia campus.