November 2002

Commentary

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13 Nov 2002

We have the chance to demonstrate that this is a region in which difference is respected, history negotiated, and plurality celebrated, argues Tony Milner.

Summary

Australian engagement with Asia seems to be getting more difficult. The Bali tragedy and developments occurring...

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8 Nov 2002

John Quiggin reports on the powerful interests trying to bring the internet to heel

THE great paradox of the information age was apparently first summarised in 1984, by Stewart Brand, now with the Sante Fe Institute: “On the one hand information wants to...

Report

1 Nov 2002

This paper contends that the replacement of the Commonwealth Employment Service with a market-like system for employment services has formed part of a broader set of neo-liberal policy shifts, which have served to replace the goal of full employment with the diminished goal of full...

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1 Nov 2002

Recent developments in policies towards lone parents in Australia have emphasised the role of employment in increasing income and self-sufficiency. The emphasis on employment is also the case in other OECD countries with a general trend towards benefits for lone parents being made dependent on...

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1 Nov 2002

This study by Professor Ien Ang, Dr Jeffrey E Brand, Dr Greg Noble and Dr Derek Wilding gives us a glimpse of the 'diversity within diversity' of Australians' engagement with multiculturalism, their senses of identity and belonging, the ways in which they engage with others...

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1 Nov 2002

A range of Federal and State Government housing policies over the past decade have combined with a recent boom in the housing market to dramatically reduce the affordable housing options of low income earners in Tasmania. Most low income households no longer have access to...

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1 Nov 2002

Ken Coghill asks: outrageous behaviour leading to "sin-binning", accusatory statements masquerading as questions, replies that do not answer, attacks on political opponents claiming to be answers to questions: is it any wonder Question Time is questioned as an accountability mechanism? Democracy requires that Question Time...

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1 Nov 2002

This paper by Dr John Uhr (prepared for a conference on 'Constitutional and Parliamentary Reform for South Australia') advocates ten measures for reform, which cover the three activities that are central to an effective Parliament: representation, legislation and accountability. The aim is to identify opportunities...