0:00 Introduction by NI researcher, Kate Golebiowska
1:30 Presentation by Dr Daile Rung
19:37 Q&A with Audience
COVID-19 and policy-induced inequalities: Exploring the health and wellbeing implications of exclusions from COVID-19 support policies among ‘temporary’ migrant men in Australia
Presenter: Dr Daile Rung, Research Fellow @ Menzies School of Health Research, Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing-NT and Honorary Research Associate, Northern Institute, CDU
Recorded: Friday 26 November @ the Savanna room.
The Australian government swiftly put in place a number of economic relief measures and policies to support people during the COVID-19 crisis. However, the federal government’s COVID-19 response policies excluded people with ‘temporary’ migrant status living in the country and encouraged people holding temporary visas who could not afford to support themselves to ‘go home’. Drawing upon available literature and policy analysis, I explore how Australia’s COVID-19 response policies are likely to affect the health and wellbeing of men with ‘temporary’ migrant status living in the country. This discussion considers the social inclusion and human rights implications of COVID-19 response policies with particular attention to how the policies are likely to exasperate pre-existing economic and social insecurities among ‘temporary’ migrant men and their families.
Dr Daile Lynn Rung, MEd, PhD is an Honorary Research Fellow with the Northern Institute and a research fellow with Menzies School of Health Research and the Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing-Northern Territory. Her PhD explored the everyday, institutionally invisible labour done by people with ‘non-citizen’ status as they move across international borders under various degrees of choice and attempt to resettle in Australia. Prior to academia she worked in community development with migrant and refugee communities and served as the senior policy officer with the Northern Territory Government’s Office of Gender Equality & Violence Reduction.
Daile is an early career researcher whose research broadly concerns the social, health, and economic consequences of neoliberal globalisation with a particular focus on human (im) mobilities, citizenship, precarious work, human rights, and violence reduction. Her research often draws upon postcolonial feminist and decolonising research approaches to explore the health, wellbeing, and social inclusion outcomes of marginalised groups, including people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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