About Monika Winarnita

Dr Monika Winarnita is currently a Researcher in the Australian Research Council Discovery and Linkage ‘New Beats’ project about redundant Australian journalists with comparative international studies (Canada, Indonesia, the Netherlands) in the Communications and Media Department. She also teaches ‘Critical Issues in Contemporary Asia’ in Asian Studies at La Trobe.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

A group of Southeast Asian descendants wants to be recognised as Indigenous Australians

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In 1826, an English merchant, Alexander Hare, brought a group of people from Malaysia and Indonesia as well as South Africa and New Guinea to an atoll northwest of mainland Australia in the Indian Ocean. Hare took them to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands as indentured workers, slaves and/or convicts. A year later, a Scottish rival, […]


Ubud bans put the spotlight back on Indonesia’s killing fields

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