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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Wayne Palmer joined the Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash University, in July 2019. He is Research Fellow on the ARC Discovery Project "Formal and Informal Regulation of Labour Disputes in Southeast Asia" (DP190100821) (2019-2021).

Research interests

Wayne is a Southeast Asianist and a migration scholar with extensive experience providing paralegal assistance to migrant workers claiming labour and employment rights. He uses social-legal approaches to examine legal and policy frameworks that govern labour and migration.

Consulting

Wayne has an established record of consultancy work across all areas of research interest. He has previously worked with a range of organisations including: United Nations Development Programme; International Labour Organization; International Organization for Migration; Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA; and Seefar.

Education/Academic qualification

Southeast Asian Studies, PhD, University of Sydney

Educational Studies, Graduate Certificate (Higher Education), University of Sydney

Indonesian and Malay Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Honours Class 1 with the University Medal), University of Sydney

Indonesian and Malay Studies, Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney

External positions

Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Bina Nusantara University

6 Jun 201629 Feb 2020

Research area keywords

  • International Migration
  • Human Trafficking
  • People Smuggling
  • Migrant Rights
  • Indonesia
  • Socio-Legal Studies

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Projects 2016 2020

Research Output 2010 2019

Bringing the ferrymen into the dock: underage Indonesians as ‘people smugglers’ in transporting asylum seekers and refugees to Australia

Palmer, W. & Missbach, A., 2019, Critical Insights on Irregular Migration Facilitation: Global Perspectives. Sanchez, G. & Achilli, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Florence Italy: European University Institute, p. 30-32 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other

Deterring asylum seeking in Australia: bribing Indonesian smugglers to return asylum seekers to Indonesia

Missbach, A. & Palmer, W., 2019, In : Court of Conscience. 13, p. 77-82 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Drugs and drug policy

Stoicescu, C. & Palmer, W., 2019, In : Inside Indonesia. 137

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

Open Access

Enforcing labour rights of irregular migrants in Indonesia

Palmer, W. & Missbach, A., 2019, In : Third World Quarterly. 40, 5, p. 908-925 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

International migration and stereotype formation: Indonesian migrants in Hong Kong

Palmer, W., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of International Migration and Integration. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2010 2019

  • 7 Contribution to conference
  • 3 Editorial responsibility

8th International Conference on Business, International Relations, and Diplomacy

Wayne Palmer (Session chair), Laskarko Patria (Speaker), Mariko Rizkiansyah (Speaker), Aditya Permana (Speaker), Siti Dewi Sri Ratna Sari (Speaker)
9 Oct 201910 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Inside Indonesia (Journal)

Wayne Palmer (Guest editor), Claudia Stoicescu (Guest editor)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) Conference

Antje Missbach (Speaker), Wayne Palmer (Speaker)
11 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) Conference

Wayne Palmer (Organiser), Antje Missbach (Organiser), Gunnar Stange (Speaker), Sirada Khemanitthathai (Speaker), Elisabeth Adyiningtyas Satya Dewi (Speaker), Jakob Henninger (Speaker)
13 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

8th International Conference on Business, International Relations, and Diplomacy

Wayne Palmer (Session chair), Meilinda Sari Yayusman (Speaker), Rangga Aditya (Speaker), Nur Azmi Karim (Speaker), Devita Praninda (Speaker)
9 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference