This book draws on an extensive, widely dispersed body of information, including much unpublished material, in order to narrate stories of the Asian diaspora communities of Torres Strait, north Queensland.
This web page presents arts and culture data from the ABS’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey and analysis.
This volume brings the debates about women’s wealth in the Pacific back to the fore by critically revisiting and engaging with ideas about gender and materiality, value, relationality and the social life and agency of things.
Measures Australian engagement with the arts in 2016, confirming both its personal and social value.
Melbourne's reputation as Australia's cultural capital has been reinforced with a new report ranking the city the top cultural destination in the country, third in the Asia Pacific and twelfth in the world for arts and culture.
The term ‘cultural icon’ is generally used to refer to individuals or images, objects, visual sign, monuments, space etc. In semiotics the term ‘icon’ is used to refer to a sign that bears close resemblance to the object that it stands for. Icons are particularly...
Australia is the most successful multicultural society in the world.
We are as old as our First Australians, the oldest continuing human culture on earth, who have cared for this country for more than 50,000 years.
And we are as...
This report was commissioned to assist the City of Sydney in developing a greater knowledge of its cultural infrastructure through a process of classification and mapping of the City’s cultural venues. Its multi-layered database assists with the design of the most appropriate and effective policies...
This paper presents the findings of a 2015 survey of cultural tastes and practices relating the visual arts and correlates these with indicators of social class, ethnicity, gender, and level and type of education.
This project aims to provide an evidence base for attitudinal change, to develop new strategies for racial harmony, and to improve the way services are provided to Aboriginal people.
The project team collected data from nearly 200 in-depth interviews with 44...
Imaging Identity presents potent reflections on the human condition through the prism of portraiture. Taking digital imaging technologies and the dynamic and precarious dimensions of contemporary identity as critical reference points, these essays consider why portraits continue to have such galvanising...
This research suggests it is time for Australians to re-examine Indonesia and to think more deeply about the opportunities for shared cultural awareness, education programs and student exchanges like the New Colombo Plan, business partnerships, and two-way travel that goes beyond Bali and traditional Australian...
Cultural heritage around the world suffers from intentional attacks, collateral damage, looting and the effects of natural disasters. Reaching affected sites and areas quickly to monitor the situation, plan for restoration and prevent further loss often proves very difficult.
Thanks to a partnership between...
Measuring the things that matter most is only part of the story; real change comes through building a culture that understands how to use this data to manage to outcomes.
Five key reasons for managing to outcomes are: to sustain or grow funding, to...
Multiculturalism in Australia is unquestionably a success story.
This sentiment has been echoed by many including Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, who in 2013 said that there was strong agreement with the notion that we should be emphatically proud of our achievements as a...
This report uses data from Te Kupenga 2013 to explore the relationship between attending wānanga and Māori language revitalisation and culture, identity and wellbeing.
Wānanga students, past and present, are drawn from two somewhat different population groups. One is those...
The creative city proposition has proven highly attractive to policy makers and urban managers all over the world. Creative cities are construed to be dynamic places characterised by diversity, openness and tolerance. As a specific manifestation of this ethos, festivals are equally positioned temporal manifestations...
Provides a series of detailed surveys on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.
This report presents the findings of the eighth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion national survey, conducted in June-July 2015. The report builds on the knowledge gained through the seven earlier Scanlon...
This report is the result of exploratory research the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) commissioned the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI), Deakin University, to undertake. The study examines the nature of relations between parents and adolescents in newly-arrived migrant communities in...
On 25 September 2015, the National Opera Review Discussion Paper was released by the National Opera Review Panel. The Discussion Paper considers the financial viability, artistic vibrancy and audience access of Australia’s four major opera companies — Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, State Opera of South...