September 2006

Research report

29 Sep 2006

The CLC argues that the 5/4 voices test in the new legislation is a rigid and blunt framework. Imposing it on top of a rapidly changing environment does not adequately recognize the importance of content, the key issue in protecting the interests of media consuming...

Research report

28 Sep 2006

The Campaign for Australian Media Diversity (CAMD) is a loose group of organisations and individuals that believe Australian democracy and culture depend upon diverse media ownership and healthy independent public broadcasting. Any government reform of Australia’s media ownership laws should achieve greater diversity of media...

Research report

28 Sep 2006

The fundamental challenge facing the global community on climate change is how to avoid increasing concentrations of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere at a rate swift enough to avoid climate induced changes that would be catastrophic to human life. Based on the outcomes of the...

Research report

28 Sep 2006

Energy Efficiency in Government Operations (EEGO) is an updated version of the Australian Government’s 1997 policy Measures for Improving Energy Efficiency in Commonwealth Operations. It sets the strategy for Australian Government agencies to achieve revised energy intensity portfolio targets by the 2011-2012 financial year.Energy Efficiency...

Research report

28 Sep 2006

Australian Government agencies have cut their energy consumption by 5.2 per cent and greenhouse gas emissions by 2.3 per cent over the past seven years according to this report. The Australian Government is reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations by adopting measures to...

Research report

28 Sep 2006

The global climate is changing, and will continue to change, in ways that affect the planning and day to day operations of businesses, government agencies and other organisations. The manifestations of climate change include higher temperatures, altered rainfall patterns, and more frequent or intense extreme...

Research report

28 Sep 2006

Climate change is likely to have significant impacts on Australia. This CSIRO report for the Australian Greenhouse Office creates specific scenarios and projections for 2030 for changes in average annual temperature, rainfall, and sea-level; average daily extremes of temperature, rainfall, cyclone intensity and fire danger;...

Research report

27 Sep 2006

Most goods produced and consumed in the Australian economy are transported at some stage. With Australia’s dispersed population and production centres, the efficiency of freight transport and infrastructure are important ingredients in overall productivity performance and will continue to be, particularly as the freight task...

Research report

11 Sep 2006

This report aims to address lost productivity and skill wastage in the labour force by promoting an efficient skills recognition and licensing system that is responsive to the needs of both industry and clients, while maintaining Australian occupational standards.

Transcript

28 Sep 2006

Chris Chapman, ACMA chair, addresses this month's Telecommunciations Summit 06 in Sydney.

Briefing paper

28 Sep 2006

The government has annunced more than $3 million in Playing Australia touring performance funding. Playing Australia will fund close to 1250 performances in coming months.

Transcript

26 Sep 2006

The modern world presents huge challenges to leaders at all levels. Indeed the very health of the planet, as well as valued processes of democracy and peace in our times are at issue. In this address Colin Power argues that it is possible for each...

Research report

26 Sep 2006

This report provides an analysis of data gathered from vocational education and training (VET) policy-makers, industry representatives, resource development managers and practitioners about their experiences and views on the uptake and implementation of equity learning resources. These resources are aimed at supporting trainers in teaching...

Research report

26 Sep 2006

Using case studies from seven rural and regional areas, this report looks at the impact of schools and vocational education and training (VET) on community capacity. It finds that communities have developed different models to organise school-VET partnerships and that rural areas are more likely...

Research report

26 Sep 2006

This paper is based on a review and reflection of relevant literature. This positioning paper is the first report of a project funded by AHURI which fills a part of the gap in knowledge about the linkages between housing, housing assistance and social cohesion. It...

Research report

26 Sep 2006

This positioning paper describes the research design for a study on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of homelessness prevention and support programs operating in Western Australia. It also provides the reader with a brief review of the relevant literature and of the policy context which informs...

Journal article

26 Sep 2006

Since 2004 the Howard Coalition government has implemented a new policy framework and administrative arrangements as part of its program of reform in Indigenous affairs. In this paper I will describe both the parameters of this reform program and review the processes established to support...

Report

26 Sep 2006

This report provides estimates of expenditure on welfare services and social security benefits in Australia for the period 1998-99 to 2003-04. This expenditure totalled $20 billion in 2003-04. Estimates are reported by source of funding, whether from governments, from individuals in the form of fees...

Research report

26 Sep 2006

This report is about building stronger communities in Melbourne’s rapidly growing urban-rural ‘Interface’ areas. The Committee’s core finding in this report is that good urban design alone is not enough to build successful new communities in the context of rapid growth and demographic change. More...

Research report

26 Sep 2006

A new approach to Indigenous education in Cape York intended to lift student attendance, achievement and school completion.

Research report

26 Sep 2006

The modern world presents huge challenges to leaders at all levels. Indeed the very health of the planet, as well as valued processes of democracy and peace in our times are at issue. In this address Colin Power argues that it is possible for each...

Research report

26 Sep 2006

The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2006 introduced some of the most dramatic changes yet proposed to the Act but for the most part they slipped under the radar of media and public scrutiny. Belatedly, the media paid the Bill some attention and...

Research report

26 Sep 2006

Academic freedom is essential to the work of Australian universities. Their role in educating students and advancing human knowledge depends upon academics and students working and learning in an environment in which they can freely exchange ideas, challenge conventional wisdom and debate controversial issues. Indeed,...

Research report

26 Sep 2006

Projections about future demand for uranium and uptake of nuclear power are the basis of some of the most contentious, and most often quoted, claims aired in current debates on nuclear policy. This paper looks at characteristic arguments put forward by nuclear proponents and opponents,...

Research report

26 Sep 2006

The federal government is failing to test new technology which is being used in sunscreens, cosmetics and food additives, but could be dangerous writes Arius Tolstoshev. 'Nanomaterials' – new materials produced by manipulating matter at the scale of atoms and molecules – show amazing new...

Research report

26 Sep 2006

This report commissioned by the AMWU outlines a bleak view of the present state of manufacturing. The manufacturing trade deficit is approaching 15% of GDP and Australia’s manufacturing performance is declining relative to OECD best practice, including one of the lowest export shares in total...

Research report

26 Sep 2006

There has been a massive growth in the number of guest worker visas over the last two years, at the expense of workers and training, according to a study commissioned by the AMWU. The number of '457' visas granted in Australia has increased by 42%...

Research report

26 Sep 2006

Australia has developed arrangements for public funding of our schools that are radical by international standards. The hardest tasks are being given to the public sector, but without the commensurate share of public resources. Lyndsay Connors asks how can we best position ourselves to deal...

Research report

26 Sep 2006

According to research, one of the best things governments can do for children and young people is to provide the conditions for them to spend as much as possible of their time in schools working with capable teachers. Many students have beginning teachers. In this...

Transcript

26 Sep 2006

Tony Vinson's paper aims to advance discussion about ways of helping young people to make a good beginning to secondary schooling, relying heavily on the perceptions primary and secondary principals.

"At any time of life, a change of the magnitude of moving from primary...

Commentary

Article

25 Sep 2006

An Amnesty International survey reveals that Australians care about their rights but overestimate the formal protections, writes Andrew Lynch

WHEN Australia recently joined the world in remembering the terrible events of 11 September 2001, many of us acknowledged that the threat of terrorism...

Research report

22 Sep 2006

This region of New South Wales now has a critical mass of creative talent and is increasingly attracting experienced, networked professionals and entrepreneurs from other regions and cities. The economic value of creative industries is estimated to be $190 million and the screen industry sector...

Journal article

21 Sep 2006

This article investigates the emerging internet phenomenon of machinima, which has been described as an example of the convergence occurring between computer games, films and the Web. Looking both forward and back, machinima uses 3D game engines and networked environments to produce work that is...

Transcript

21 Sep 2006

Using two examples, one of the traditional publishing process and another using epublishing, Bobby Graham's speech demonstrates that by using epublishing the author can have much more control over the publishing process and can considerably reduce the publication cycle time.

Commentary

Article

21 Sep 2006

Too many of Australia's policy settings overlook the potential of the humanities, arts and social sciences to contribute to the national economy and well-being writes STUART CUNNINGHAM.

THE idea of an innovation system is that there is something systematic about it. My worry...

Research report

21 Sep 2006

There is a widespread perception that dancers are poor verbal and written communicators since their art is physical and non-verbal. This is not borne out in the oral history interviews conducted by Michelle Potter for the National Library of Australia over the past 18 years....

Research report

21 Sep 2006

How are we to define ‘scholarly information on East Asia’ in today’s academic and research environment? What is the ‘Asian studies’ that libraries with East Asian collections are here to serve? This paper focuses on the development of what is generally called the ‘new’ Asian...

Research report

21 Sep 2006

Family structures and ways of parenting can influence the relationships between health workers and parent/carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. This study by Sharon Chalmers presents the results of focus groups and individual interviews with parents/carers from Arabic, Vietnamese and Chinese-speaking communities, three...

Research report

21 Sep 2006

Based on a new national opinion poll, this paper explores some public attitudes to personal and national happiness and the priorities of government. The paper first considers what Australians consider to be most important to their own happiness. Next, three public aspects of quality of...

Research report

21 Sep 2006

Therefore the overwhelming majority of working age Australians do not face high EMTRs.Governments face a delicate balancing act in setting means-tested taxation programs. They must balance offering financial help to the people who need it most against the need to ensure that this financial help...

Research report

21 Sep 2006

Background

1.1 On 9 August 2006, the Senate referred the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Visa Integrity) Bill 2006 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 11 September 2006.

1.2 The Migration Amendment (Visa Integrity) Bill...

Research report

21 Sep 2006

Despite steady improvement over the last three decades, cardiovascular disease remains one of the biggest causes of death in Australia and continues to generate a considerable burden on the population in terms of illness and disability. In relation to direct health care expenditure, cardiovascular disease...

Research report

21 Sep 2006

Total net takings from gambling during 2004-05 was $15.5 billion, according to this ABS survey of gambling services businesses. The major source of net takings was from poker/gaming machines in clubs, pubs, taverns and bars reaching $8.7 billion or 56.3% of total net takings from...

Research report

21 Sep 2006

Analysis of the annual results of each of the theatre companies operating largely under the funding model established by the Nugent Inquiry has continued to focus on financial performance and attendances. Issues of quality (artistic vibrancy), sustainability and critical mass of the theatre sector have...

Guide

21 Sep 2006

Securing Successful Partnerships is designed for arts managers charged with securing partnerships. It is also intended for business people, particularly those responsible for marketing, community relations, public affairs and human resources.

Managers of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) will see how they can grow their business...

Research report

21 Sep 2006

Lack of time, lack of money; the deadly duo that conspires to nip our marketing genius in the bud. So many of us, it seems, are caught on the time-is-money treadmill moving as fast as we can run. Time and money are the culprits that...

Journal article

21 Sep 2006

Convergence is one of the hot topics in Internet studies. Recently, however, media organizations have turned their focus to cross media communication. Media organizations are interested in optimizing communication across platforms such as TV, radio, websites, mobile telephones and newspapers. The aim of this article...

Research report

21 Sep 2006

Powerpoint presentation identifying global economic, social and cultural trends and their implications for the cultural sector marketplace.

Research report

21 Sep 2006

Lack of time, lack of money; the deadly duo that conspires to nip our marketing genius in the bud. So many of us, it seems, are caught on the time-is-money treadmill moving as fast as we can run. Time and money are the culprits that...

Discussion paper

21 Sep 2006

How are we to define 'scholarly information on East Asia? in today's academic and research environment? What is the 'Asian studies? that libraries with East Asian collections are here to serve? This paper focuses on the development of what is generally called the 'new' Asian...

Transcript

21 Sep 2006

There is a widespread perception that dancers are poor verbal and written communicators since their art is physical and non-verbal. This is not borne out in the oral history interviews conducted by Michelle Potter for the National Library of Australia over the past 18 years....

Research report

19 Sep 2006

Respect for democracy, for different religions and cultures, for women and for hard work are some of the values which newcomers to this country should be asked to sign on to writes Kim Beazley, Federal Labor Leader.

Research report

19 Sep 2006

This article provides a brief overview of the prevalence of tobacco smoking and the morbidity and mortality attributed to smoking. Information about the health system costs associated with smoking and the health status and demographic characteristics of smokers is included.

Research report

19 Sep 2006

This is the first research to use linked administrative data to track the continuing health problems of and use of health services by prisoners in Western Australia before and after their imprisonment. The inter-relationship between social disadvantage, mental health problems and the poor physical health...

Research report

19 Sep 2006

The Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) project provides police, policy-makers, criminal justice practitioners and other professionals with systematic empirical data on illegal drug use among people detained and brought to a police station or watchhouse at seven sites throughout Australia. The report provides an...

Research report

19 Sep 2006

The project began in 2001 with the aim of involving family, school and community in a broad set of planned interventions to prevent anti-social behaviour by targeting four to six year old children in transition to school focusing on enhancing their communication and social skills...

Research report

19 Sep 2006

Australia has one of the highest transplantation success rates but a relatively low organ donation rate compared with other developed countries. In 2004, there were 218 deceased donors, from whom 789 people received a transplant. Many of the 1663 people on the transplant waiting list...

Research report

19 Sep 2006

Australian remand centres often contain more seriously mentally ill people than general hospital mental health inpatient units. However, it is unclear whether the apparent rise in prevalence of mental illness among prisoners reflects a genuine increase or an improvement in detection rates. Statistical modelling of...

Research report

19 Sep 2006

Before 1990, suicide was rare among Indigenous men living in the Northern Territory, and almost unheard of in Indigenous women. Then something changed. Measey and colleagues document 20 years of suicide statistics in the NT, revealing a disturbing trend among young Indigenous men.

Research report

19 Sep 2006

Australian development assistance to the Philippines has almost doubled over the past decade. This increase in assistance reflects Australian support for the restoration of democracy in the post-Marcos years and recognises efforts by the Philippines Government towards economic reform and poverty reduction.

Research report

19 Sep 2006

Beyond the box office, the most powerful message is barely on the screen – a strategic shift in the position of the US, and international business, that has so far gone unnoticed in Australia. While Australia continues to focus on President Bush’s opposition to the...

Commentary

Article

18 Sep 2006

Why was Beattie returned so easily, asks Paul Williams

AS EXPECTED, the 9 September election for Queensland’s fifty-second parliament delivered few surprises when it gave the Beattie government a fourth term and a third consecutive landslide. Despite Peter Beattie’s ongoing claim of “underdog”...

Bill

15 Sep 2006

The Senate has referred a suite of media reform bills to the Committee for inquiry and report by 6 October 2006: the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006; the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2006; the Television Licence Fees Amendment Bill 2006 and...

Research report

14 Sep 2006

In this paper, Phil Rennie argues that the integrity of the New Zealand tax system has been corroded by the introduction of a 39% tax rate for income over $60,000. This has resulted in tax evasion and avoidance, with large numbers of people using loopholes...

Research report

14 Sep 2006

This ABS publication presents results from a survey of Norfolk Island businesses conducted in respect of 2004-05. The information presented includes counts of businesses, financial data such as total income, wages and salaries and other expenses, and employment. Data are presented by industry. This ABS...

Research report

14 Sep 2006

The Norfold Island Government is expected to achieve a net positive cash flow position in each year over the next five years according to this report conducted by Econotech. However, this net cash flow is not expected to be high enough to cover Norfolk Island’s...

Research report

14 Sep 2006

This annual report provides an up-to-date collection of copmparative indicators on the performance of education systems in OECD countries, including Australia. Parts of the report are available free of charge online.

Research report

14 May 2006

Economic reforms of the recent decades have helped improve Australia's productivity level relative to the United States and narrow the productivity gap, and additional reforms could help narrow the gap further. But in the long run, according to Graeme Davis and Jyoti Rahman, Australia's productivity...

Research report

6 Sep 2006

This report examines the health benefits of women participating in sport and recreation activities; the accessibility for women of all ages to participate in organised sport, fitness and recreation activities; the portrayal of women’s sport in the media; and women in leadership roles in sport...

Research report

14 Sep 2006

In this report the committee reports on evidence gathered from written and oral submissions on topics including drought and climate change, water recycling, water property titles and water trading.

Research report

14 Sep 2006

This report summarises predictions of Australian and world oil production and consumption; describes the possible social and economic impacts of sustained high oil prices; discusses possible supply side responses to long term high oil prices (this mostly refers to promoting alternative fuels, including non-conventional oil;...

Commentary

Article

14 Sep 2006

Have Australians lost faith in a politics that is larger than themselves, asks Paul Strangio

REFUGEES from an earlier political era, Paul Keating and Jeff Kennett occasionally lunch together. Presumably the former prime minister and premier dwell on past achievements, console each other...

Commentary

Article

14 Sep 2006

With the assassination of one of its best provincial governors, Afghanistan could be on the brink of a fresh disaster, writes William Maley

LAST week, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf struck a remarkable deal with religious extremists in the tribal areas of the North...

Research report

12 Sep 2006

ACMA has executed a search warrant on a residential premises in relation to an allegation that an Australian resident was sending billions of unsolicited commercial electronic messages.

Article

12 Sep 2006

There's been quite a bit of buzz over the past eighteen months in relation to Creative Commons (CC) licences write Ian McDonald & Helen Dakin, particularly since a set of CC licences supposedly adapted for Australian conditions was launched. In this article, they look at...

Research report

12 Sep 2006

The communications minister, Senator Helen Coonan, announce that the government will allocate two currently unassigned channels of television broadcasting spectrum nationally for new digital services for Australian consumers. The first channel will allow new free-to-air, in-home digital services and the second channel could be used...

Transcript

13 Sep 2006

James Paul Gee, professor at the University of Wisconsin, proves that we all need games in his new book, What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy.

Submission

13 Sep 2006

The GDAA argues in this submission that the Australian gaming industry's future growth and ability to compete globally is constrained by two key areas - market failure and government policies that have skewed investment to other digital content sectors.

Research report

1 Sep 2006

The privatisation of Medibank Private, Australia’s largest and only national private health insurer, has been discussed frequently since not long after the fund was established by the Fraser government in 1976. The latest debate commenced in April 2006, when the government announced its intention to...

Research report

31 Aug 2006

This research note by Stephen Barber discusses the role of preferences in elections since the expansion of the Parliament in 1984 (the second election when full distribution of preferences was undertaken) and provides details on the direction of preferences at the 2004 election.

Research report

12 Sep 2006

This report documents the evolution and development of four learning communities in Victoria, which are involved in local government. The authors, Peter Waterhouse, Crina Virgona and Richard Brown, investigate the challenges and complexities involved in getting these communities off the ground and what roles, if...

Research report

12 Sep 2006

Dr Nicholas Gruen and Kenney Lin of Lateral Economics offer four good reasons for guarded optimism about the impact of rising oil prices, and argue that government policy can help manage the risks.

This article is adapted from CEDA's 2006 Economic and Political Overview...

Research report

12 Sep 2006

Recently, the Howard Government has sought to exploit the Anzac legend to support controversial defence policy decisions. The Government has invoked this legend to present its policies as wise and just and to denigrate dissenters. According to Tony Smith some of these policies deny the...

Research report

12 Sep 2006

Most participants in the current debate about Aboriginal development believe that government policy has failed. Government handouts are seen as passive welfare or 'sit down money', which perpetuates Indigenous joblessness. And many Indigenous communities have been unable to combat self-destructive alcohol and substance abuse as...

Research report

12 Sep 2006

Canberra has one of the youngest populations when compared nationally, endured more days over 30 degrees Celsius than on average for the ACT, and has a higher proportion of students finishing Year 12 than any other state or territory, says the ABS in this annual...

Journal article

12 Sep 2006

This paper by Philip M Burgess, Jane E Pirkis and Tim J Coombs describes the outcomes of episodes of care for adults in public sector mental health services across Australia, with a view to informing the debate on service quality. Health of the Nation Outcome...

Research report

12 Sep 2006

In our journey through life, we literally do place our lives in the hands of our leaders in all parts of our lives, writes Christopher Williams, starting with our parents and other leaders in our family groups, then the circle widens moving to our teachers...

Research report

12 Sep 2006

Issue 3 focuses on local government and its important role in the States cultural development and infrastructure. Articles include local council and their relationship with other cultural support networks, the aims of local council art prizes, Parramatta City Councils strategic cultural planning approach, plus a...

Research report

12 Sep 2006

Over 80 key arts decision makers, arts workers and business leaders from around Australia converged on Parliament House in Canberra on August 10, where they discussed current issues for the arts in regional Australia with Senator Rod Kemp, Minister for the Arts and Sport. The...

Research report

12 Sep 2006

In 2005 Anne Dunn conducted a comprehensive consultation with country Australians concerning the nature, challenges and opportunities of their work in and aspirations for the arts in their communities and towns. This was followed by twelve Australia-wide forums held across a range of coastal, inland,...

Commentary

Article

11 Sep 2006

The government is likely to introduce its media reform legislation into parliament this week, but what's not in the Bills might be as important as what is, writes Jock Given

THE two men who will umpire the buying and selling of Australia’s media are...

Research report

11 Sep 2006

With increased evidence that the quality of our teachers is the most important educational resource in our schools, greater attention is being given to factors that shape that quality. These undoubtedly include the capacity of teacher education providers to attract able students and to prepare...

Research report

11 Sep 2006

Australia needs a robust survey instrument for measuring 'student engagement' writes Dr Hamish Coates. As data-driven quality assurance expands in Australian higher education, it becomes ever more important to review the nature of the data on which decisions are made. We need to ensure that...

Research report

11 Sep 2006

This report outlines the findings from the first three years of the ACER 'Longitudinal literacy and numeracy study', spanning the period in which the students in the study entered school and continued into their second and third years of school.

Conference proceedings

11 Sep 2006

In August 2006, Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, met with twenty-three leading Australian historians, public figures who promote the study of history and educational leaders to seek advice on ways the Australian Government could strengthen the place of Australian...

Research report

11 Mar 2006

This report to DEST was prepared by the consulting firm PhillipsKPA. Completed in March 2006, it explores the nature and dimensions of the practice and value of knowledge transfer within Australia, as practised by universities and PFRAs, against a background of international and domestic developments....

Research report

11 Aug 2006

In this report Louise Watson highlights the ways in which the early childhood education and care sectors could be more closely aligned through provision of career pathways and articulation from vocational and technical education (VTE) qualifications to higher education courses in early childhood education

Research report

11 Sep 2006

This project investigated the costs, benefits, risks and opportunities associated with implementing a national common school starting age. Following consideration of this report the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) agreed to further examine a common minimum school starting age of...

Research report

11 Sep 2006

Freedom of association, the right of employees to freely choose union representation and collective bargaining, is a human right under international law. Across the OECD, one of the key components of bargaining frameworks is legal systems underpinning the right of employees to freely choose to...

Conference paper

11 Sep 2006

Australian government, state and territory ministers and the Australian Local Government Association met in Canberra to discuss the draft Broadband Blueprint, progress of Connect Australia initiatives, broadband policy, Australia's ICT capability, security, government, digital television spectrum and other issues,

Research report

7 Sep 2006

The north is Australia’s last frontier. Here, dreams of development, conservation and indigenous rights collide. Out of this collision may emerge a social, cultural and environmental order which is interesting, novel, sustainable and different to what has happened on colonial frontiers elsewhere. It is unlikely...

Research report

7 Sep 2006

The current policy settings in northern (and central) Australia means that this area could become a serious social and economic (and ecological) liability to the rest of the nation within the next couple of decades argues Rolf Gerritsen. This is for two reasons: the nature...

Research report

25 Aug 2006

Markets are already making a significant contribution to increasing rural water-use efficiency. But further reform is needed to ensure that water continually moves to wherever it has the highest value to society (including its value in environmental uses).

This study examines the feasibility of...

Commentary

Article

5 Sep 2006

Unravelling Identity: Immigrants, Identity and Citizenship in Australia Trevor Batrouney and John Goldlust Common Ground, 251 pages, $45

Borderwork in Multicultural Australia Bob Hodge and John O’Carroll Allen & Unwin, 252 pages, $35

Reviewed by Peter Mares

I WITNESSED...

Commentary

Article

5 Sep 2006

The Ajax dispute and the Amcor closures highlight a lack of consultation in the workplace, writes Anthony Forsyth

TWO major developments in Australian business this week - the crisis in the car manufacturing industry, triggered by supply firm Ajax Fastener’s parent company entering...

Transcript

6 Sep 2006

Visiting Australia, John Holden - head of culture at Demos, the British thinktank for everyday democracy - reassesses the concept of leadership in a world driven by creativity and innovation.

Research report

5 Sep 2006

ACMA has decided to extend the community television trial in Mt Gambier, South Australia for a period of six months. The extension of time will provide the operator, BushVision. with an opportunity to address a number of concerns raised by the authority.

Research report

5 Sep 2006

On 4 September 2006 the government released draft amendments to the Copyright Act relating to circumvention of technological protection measures. The amendments are intended to implement Australia's obligations under the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, which requires changes to the Copyright Act by 1 January 2007.

Research report

1 Aug 2006

This study reports on data collected as part of the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS) between 1 July 2004 and 30 June 2005. The NMDS provides information on the service outlets funded under the CSTDA and the people who use...

Research report

1 Jul 2006

Life expectancy has increased markedly over the last century. Has the number of years lived with illness or disability fallen or risen as overall life expectancy has lengthened? This report explores this question, focusing on years lived with disability. The report updates previous estimates of...

Research report

5 Sep 2006

The In Teachers' Hands project investigated the link between children's growth in English literacy in the early years of schooling and their teachers' classroom teaching practices. The website presents a copy of the report along with video clips of effective early years literacy teaching. The...

Research report

5 Sep 2006

The Australian Right’s major think-tank, the Centre for Independent Studies, celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. The event passed without notice for most people on the Left and progressive side of politics. But we ignore the CIS at our peril. Rather, we can draw valuable...

Research report

5 Sep 2006

Rob Watts argues in this conference paper that more empirical evidence in the social sciences by itself is not enough. We need good social research to inform and transform the policy context but we also need to bypass certain academic dispositions like our much-vaunted commitment...

Research report

5 Sep 2006

In this paper from the Welfare-to-work conference Helen Cameron discusses aspects of a study into the lives of poor families with young children and examines their fortunes in current policy environments, raised into sharper relief by the latest welfare-to-work shift. Poverty diminishes life chances and...

Research report

5 Sep 2006

In this paper from the Welfare-to-work conference Helen Cameron discusses aspects of a study into the lives of poor families with young children and examines their fortunes in current policy environments, raised into sharper relief by the latest welfare-to-work shift. Poverty diminishes life chances and...

Discussion paper

5 Sep 2006

The report cannot be assessed or applied in isolation. It sits within wider paradigm and evolutionary shifts in Australian public administration, management, and law.

That point affects both the conceptual design and the operational implementation of the Uhrig Report, as well as the standards...

Research report

5 Sep 2006

Meredith Edwards, Emeritus Professor at the University of Canberra, has written a comprehensive analysis of the appointments process to public boards in Australia. Australia has yet to embark on the significant reform of the process seen in countries such as the UK and Canada, where...

Research report

5 Sep 2006

In the wake of the latest increase in the printing allowance for federal MPs, Norm Kelly of the Democratic Audit of Australia, criticises both the accumulation of incumbency benefits and rules that allow the use of parliamentary allowances for partisan purposes.

Research report

5 Sep 2006

For many Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women discrimination is still a common experience. This resource, developed by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in partnership with the National Network of Indigenous Women’s Legal Services Inc. provides useful information on race, sex and...

Research report

5 Sep 2006

Think very carefully before you purchase a digital free-to-air television set or box. Depending on where you live, you might lose an entire channel warns Ellie Rennie. This may come as a surprise. It is unlikely that you will have read about it in the...

Research report

5 Sep 2006

The BBC is currently in the last stages of its ten-yearly Charter Review Process. Georgina Born (UK) talks to the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism about the BBC's role in balancing Britain's media ecology. How will they will ensure a process that democratizes appointments to...

Research report

5 Sep 2006

Across the world, governments are aware that the retirement of the baby boomers will have a big impact on developed societies.

This large group of the population is better educated, more technologically literate and generally wealthier than any previous generation. They are also renowned...

Research report

5 Sep 2006

This paper by Jennifer Berryman reports on ongoing doctoral research into how, in an information-rich environment, workers assess they have enough information to complete the task at hand. While human information behaviour researchers are beginning to explore the concept of enough information, the subtleties that...

Journal article

5 Sep 2006

Across the world, governments are aware that the retirement of the baby boomers will have a big impact on developed societies. This large group of the population is better educated, more technologically literate and generally wealthier than any previous generation. They are also renowned for...

Discussion paper

5 Sep 2006

As a response to demands for public sector accountability government agencies have started to develop internal research and evaluation capabilities (McDonald, Rogers & Kefford 2003). While the benefits of such practice for libraries include a better understanding of workplace issues and the ability to develop...

Essay

4 Sep 2006

Creed O'Hanlon questions the real influence of baby boomers in this essay for Griffith Review 13 . He suggests that rather than being the social conscience of the twentieth century, they deliberately co-opted and distorted youth culture and turned it into a commodity, packaging dissent...

Journal article

5 Sep 2006

Telstra frankly has the Government where it wants it, writes Democrats Senator Lyn Allison. It will take something a little more creative than T3 to get Telstra - and Australia's internet services - up to speed. Telstra frankly has the Government where it wants it,...

Research report

5 Sep 2006

Think very carefully before you purchase a digital free-to-air television set or box. Depending on where you live, you might lose an entire channel warns Ellie Rennie. This may come as a surprise. It is unlikely that you will have read about it in the...

Research report

5 Sep 2006

The BBC is currently in the last stages of its ten-yearly Charter Review Process. Georgina Born (UK) talks to the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism about the BBC's role in balancing Britain's media ecology. How will they will ensure a process that democratizes appointments to...

Research report

12 May 2006

Results of the 2005 EOWA annual survey of reporting organisations on the provision of paid paternity leave.

Research report

4 Sep 2006

Australia’s boardrooms are closed to women according to the results of the 2006 EOWA Census which show that Australia's top 200 companies have made little progress in increasing the numbers of women in their boardrooms. The report shows there has been only incremental improvement in...

Research report

4 Sep 2006

Linda Burney is the first Aboriginal person to be elected to the NSW Parliament and also the first woman to deliver the lecture which honours the memory of the Gurindji strike leader. In this oration, she argues for truth in the telling of Australian history...

Research report

4 Sep 2006

In this lecture the Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer addressed the key choices facing Australia in the world today, and stressed that continued success in responding to the opportunities of globalisation will depend on an ambitious, energetic and far-reaching foreign policy agenda.

Research report

4 Sep 2006

In this paper Kirsten Storry examines literacy levels and education programs in remote Aboriginal communities. Literacy rates among children and adults in these communities are appallingly low and cannot be reversed without genuine and innovative education reform. It is time to trial innovative solutions, including...

Research report

4 Sep 2006

This report by Jeanette Pope provides a theoretical framework for the indicators chosen as a guide for the department - why they were chosen and what they represent. It also reviews the international evidence about the outcomes of networks and participation for communities and summarises...

Research report

4 Sep 2006

Creed O'Hanlon questions the real influence of baby boomers in this essay for Griffith Review 13 . He suggests that rather than being the social conscience of the twentieth century, they deliberately co-opted and distorted youth culture and turned it into a commodity, packaging dissent...

Commentary

Article

1 Sep 2006

It’s been downhill all the way for the Queensland Coalition since the ill-fated merger talks, writes Paul Williams in this election report for APO

PETER BEATTIE’s decision to call a “snap” general election for 9 September was the worst kept secret in the...

Book review

1 Sep 2006

Morag Fraser reviews Ken Inglis's two books about the ABC, This Is the ABC: The Australian Broadcasting Commission 1932?1983, and Whose ABC?: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1983:2006.