Lecture Series for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

Understanding Australia was an annual lecture series presented by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute. It aimed to give recent arrivals in Australia a better understanding of Australian history and contemporary society.

The lecture series ran for the final time between in September and October 2017. That year, for the first time, most of the lectures were filmed and are available below.

For further information about the lecture series, please click here.

Lecture 1 | Indigenous Australia

Lecture 2 | Migration and Diversity

Please note: Lecture 3 in this series was not filmed.

Lecture 4 | Languages in Australia

Lecture 5 | Australian Systems

Lecture 6 | Human Rights and Equal Opportunities

For further information or to request a transcript of these videos please email social-equity@unimelb.edu.au