Samanthi Gunawardana (@SamanthiGun )

Samanthi Gunawardana

Bio Gender, peace & economic security, global political economy. Senior Lecturer @ Monash. Lives on the lands of the Kulin Nation & Boonerwrung people.
Location Melbourne, Victoria
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Account created 26-06-2013 21:32:49
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Twitter Web App : Better regulation for domestic workers has led to the flourishing of online human trafficking and this is enabled by global tech giants (from Nov 2019) youtube.com/watch?v=2IdII_…

Twitter Web App : So the uni has a change proposal with ~100 people more to go. Yesterday the VC asked that staff ask their students to stop ringing his office begging for their retention because it “wasn’t appropriate”. I dreamt about those poor staff last night.

iPhone : To give some idea of how long that line of international students in #Melbourne lining up for Food vouchers was.

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iPhone : 39 years ago, the Jaffna library was burnt to the ground, "one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the 20th century" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_o…. Content published on Groundviews frames this horrible act through prose & poetry. Impunity prevails. #lka #srilanka

Twitter Web App : Foreign students, totally abandoned by the Commonwealth Government queue around the block for support from the Melbourne Council in the poring winter rain. Unbelievable

Twitter Web App : Applications close at the end of the month for our Graduate Certificate of Gender, Peace and Security. In 2020, the course will be conducted online and in flexible mode. Do reach out with any questions or for any more information: monash.edu/study/courses/… twitter.com/gpsmonash/stat…

iPhone : All those living in Australia horrified by police murdering black people in the US - be horrified but also be horrified about the fact that more than 400 Aboriginal and Torres straight islander people have died in custody since the 1991 Royal Commission in to deaths in custody...

iPhone : Racism continues to be prevalent in our societies.

We must raise our voices against all expressions of racism and instances of racist behaviour. We urgently need to dismantle racist structures and reform racist institutions.

iPhone : CNN’s crew getting arrested in Minneapolis live on air

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Twitter Web App : In case anyone missed this news released by the Australian govt on a Friday afternoon. shorturl.at/aGLY4 The Australian Federal Government has announced it will refund $721 million worth of debts it generated through its deeply flawed automated debt collection process.