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Towards equity in transport and justice initiatives for disadvantaged people and communities

Travelling safely, which underlies access and connectedness, key to positive health, education and employment outcomes, is often taken for granted. Yet many low socioeconomic, disadvantaged groups across Australia struggle to gain a driver licence or have access to public transport. This includes First Nations peoples and communities, for which culturally safe programs are lacking and there is often a disconnect in mainstream road safety initiatives.Our team at CARRS-Q is running several projects to address this, applying participatory, Indigenist research methods …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Psychology and Counselling
Research centre(s)

Centre for Future Mobility/CARRSQ

Understanding the social and legal aspects of catfishing

The use of deception on the internet is not new. There is growing recognition of romance fraud, and the use of online dating and social media platforms to defraud victims of their money. However, the act of catfishing has received limited academic attention. Catfishing can be defined as “someone who uses false information to cultivate a persona online that does not represent their true identity”(Vanman, 2013). Unlike romance fraud, the main objective for catfishing does not appear to have a …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Justice
Research centre(s)
Centre for Justice

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