Living with border closures


This online panel and community forum aims to bring together community members and leaders from government, advocacy, media and academia to discuss the impacts of border closures on Western Sydney’s migrant communities. Along with hearing from a panel of sector leaders, we will be listening to the stories of Western Sydney residents about what the border closure means for their lives, their families and their communities.


Professor Deborah Stevenson from the Institute of Culture and Society has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).The Academy, established in 1971, promotes excellence and encourages outstanding achievement in the social sciences in Australia. Fellows are elected by their peers for their distinguished achievements and exceptional contributions made to.
Australian men’s test cricket captain Tim Paine’s sudden resignation due to a sexting scandal meant a rapid search for a suitable new captain. The most obvious choice was Pat Cummins, the current vice-captain and the world’s best fast bowler. Cricket Australia has today confirmed Cummins will step into the role ahead of the Ashes series starting on December 8. Steve Smith will be the deputy.
The Australian Media Literacy Alliance (AMLA) has released a report this Global Media and Information Literacy Week that calls for a united and collaborative approach to the development of a national Media Literacy strategy for all Australians in response to the barrage of misinformation impacting society.
A few days into the current Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) proceedings in NSW, and it appears two relatively popular former NSW premiers and Cabinet colleagues – Gladys Berejiklian and Mike Baird – might hold markedly different views on integrity in public office.In fact, Baird, who is not accused of any wrongdoing,


Automated Decision Making and Society (ADM+S)
ICS hosts a node of The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. It focuses on the global contexts and non-dominant communities in Australia.
Audience at the Mapping the Humanities event.
The ICS Seminar Series presents an exciting breadth of social and cultural research from the Institute’s renowned staff and doctoral candidates as well as a range of national and international visiting scholars.
The work of the ICS researchers is featured in the latest issue of the University’s FutureMakers magazine. Read about their research successes, impact and partnerships.
Issues is a journal of short essays, housed at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. We encourage each author to write in English and one other language.