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Freedom of Movement (LIVE!)

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Will COVID-19 lockdowns increase the public’s support for refugees and other individuals with restrictions to freedom of movement?

In this episode, Jess and Amelia are joined by the Co-Directors of Curtin University’s Centre for Human Rights Education: Associate Professor Caroline Fleay and Dr Lisa Hartley. The researchers discusss why the right to move is so important, how COVID-19 lockdowns have restricted our ability to move and how this right is often unequally experienced. 

This episode was recorded live on Curtin University Open Day on Sunday 30 May 2021. 

  • What is the right to freedom of movement? [01:18]
  • COVID-19 lockdowns may increase the public’s understanding towards refugees in Australia’s detention centres [02:51]
  • Australia’s “problematic” India travel ban [05:30]
  • The future of Australia’s asylum seekers [08:12]
  • What inspired the researchers to work in this area? [14:02]

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Associate Professor Caroline Fleay, Co-Director of Curtin’s Centre for Human Rights Education, School of Media Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Curtin University. 

Associate Professor Fleay is a Board Member of the Refugee Council of Australia. In April 2020, she joined human rights researchers calling for refugees to be released from Australia’s detention centres to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak.

Dr Lisa Hartley, Senior Lecturer, Co-Director of Curtin’s Centre for Human Rights Education, School of Media Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Curtin University.

Dr Hartley is a self-described “academic activist” who has worked extensively with a range of community groups providing advocacy for human rights issues. She is on the Editorial Board of the Human Rights Education Review journal.

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