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Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

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ASSA

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Report

29 Jun 2017

The social sciences are a group of likeminded academic disciplines that share the common instincts of understanding the human behaviour of individuals, their wider social groupings and networks, and the institutions they have contrived to govern and provide for the national population and their...

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Conference paper

08 Nov 2016

Social science knowledge about human behavior and institutions underpins many of the notable advances in economic growth, technological innovation, health, education, good governance, and quality of life. This knowledge also helps us understand why public policy sometimes fails to improve our...

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Research report

18 Jul 2016

To date, relatively little attention has been given to the experience of people seeking asylum being 'warehoused' in our region. While the policies of the country in which they are residing also impact on their experiences, it is clear from researchers, non-government organisations (NGOs) that...

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Research report

28 Oct 2014

The Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia report charts Australia’s current capabilities in the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) and identifies gaps and opportunities for the future by developing a comprehensive understanding of student enrolment trends, and...

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Video lecture/presentation

05 Sep 2013

In the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia 2013 Keith Hancock Lecture Retirement income design with an ageing demographic, Scientia Professor John Piggott FASSA,  argues that population ageing has challenged the standard 20th century retirement income paradigm, which relies on...

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Video lecture/presentation

03 Jul 2013

Professor Gary Banks AO, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Dean of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), and prior to that, head of the Productivity Commission for nearly 15 years, speaks about the role of public inquiries in developing public...

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Video lecture/presentation

03 Jul 2013

Public policy can be hard, both technically (what to do?) and politically (how to get it done?). Australian governments have often made use of public inquiries or reviews to assist them in these respects. The results, however, have been mixed. Based on theory and evidence, including insights...

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Video lecture/presentation

06 Jun 2013

In the last decade liberal arts colleges have sprung up across Asia. What accounts for this sudden interest in the liberal arts? What aspirations do they serve? What models are being drawn upon? And what do these new initiatives say about the nature of higher education in Asia and the future of...

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Video lecture/presentation

21 Jan 2013

Australia's policy makers are dealing with a mining boom unprecedented in our history. It is a boom that has been much celebrated. But we know that it will not last forever.

At present rates of extraction, Australia's known reserves of iron ore will be exhausted within a human...

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Video lecture/presentation

21 Jan 2013

Economics is unique among the social sciences in having a single monolithic mainstream, which is either unaware of or actively hostile to alternative approaches.

In this lecture Professor John King of La Trobe University will present a case for pluralism in economics, derived from the...

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