At this free public seminar, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, will discuss Productive cities with report author, Jane-Frances Kelly, Director of the Grattan Institute Cities Program. James Button, Author and Communications Manager Grattan Institute, will moderate this event.
The proportion of Australians of workforce age receiving income support payments increased from less than five per cent in 1974 to nearly 16 per cent by 1983, declined somewhat and rose again to nearly 25 per cent in 1996. Since then welfare receipt fell back to around 16 per cent just before the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. While there has been some increase since then, this has been modest, and Australia seems to have been successful in achieving a significant and sustained reduction in receipt of welfare payments.
This presentation draws on critical socio-spatial approaches to conceptualising place and the practices of place-making, to scale-down [or sideways] the discussion of Antarctic geopolitics to an ethnographic account of embodied and situated everyday practices in an Antarctic settlement. It presents ethnographic work undertaken during two field seasons in 2012 and 2013 at a Chilean scientific base and surrounding areas comprising a cluster of national scientific stations in the Antarctic Peninsula.
Privacy issues loom large in contemporary public debate. Prominent recent episodes include the British voicemail hacking scandal; the exposure of sensitive customer data by ISPs, health services and credit card companies; Apple's iPhone user tracking; Google's Street View and deceptive Facebook applications.