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By BOb Director, Associate Professor Leanne Weber
The COVID-19 pandemic has elicited soul-searching on a global scale, about whether rapid changes in how we communicate and interact, the expectations we place on government to promote our welfare, and how we care for the environment, might transform the way we live beyond the crisis. In this speculative blog piece, I re-visit the terrain covered in a previous project aimed at imagining a possible future of transformed borders, and consider whether the pandemic might bring into view the changing social, economic and political conditions that could support a relaxation of national borders
Latest report by BOb's Dr Sara Maher into welfare quarantining as part of Associate Professor Leanne Weber's Future Fellowship research on the policing of internal borders.
Important work by @claire_loughnan https://t.co/v1hS5DQjf5
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RT @claire_loughnan: Release the rest of the detained refugees https://t.co/7UgOImAyQq
RT @DrLWeber1: Another cruel move in this shameful offshore detention debacle @BObservatory https://t.co/lDMjEAbAPH
RT @drgrahamthom: Today is Human Rights Day, yet after over 7 years we still have 1500 lives in various cruel forms of limbo, surely it is…
RT @DrLWeber1: We are too at the @BObservatory Offshore detention, and the whole apparatus of the externalised border undermine the right t…
On #HumanRightsDay the Border Crossing Observatory remembers the human rights abuses committed against asylum seeke… https://t.co/yKTRao0jwS