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15 Nov 2017

On 11 August 2017, the Board of Australian Rugby Union (ARU) announced that it would discontinue the Super Rugby licence for the Western Force. The decision prompted outrage among rugby union fans who believed that the process the ARU used to arrive at that decision was flawed.

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Report

13 Nov 2017

This is the sixth report in a series carried out independently over thirty years by Professor Throsby at Macquarie University, with funding from the Australia Council. The series tracks trends in the lives and working conditions of Australian artists over thirty years and identifies challenges...

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Report

13 Nov 2017

In this report, the Australia Council for the Arts presents and responds to key findings from the latest iteration of the Macquarie University study of professional artists - Making Art Work: An Economic Study of Professional Artists...

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Strategy

01 Nov 2017

Over the last century we have made significant progress for women: increased participation in education and work; increased prominence of women in leadership roles in many spheres of life; adopting international and domestic laws to eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex. We have seen...

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Book

28 Oct 2017

This book explores creative interdisciplinary and potentially transformative solutions to the current stalemate in contemporary water policy design. A more open policy conversation about water than exists at present is proposed – one that provides a space for the role of the imagination and is...

Research report

12 Oct 2017

The findings in this report detail specific issues pertaining to risk in the context of family violence and temporary migration, the ways in which migration status can be leveraged in the family violence context and the range of exploitative practices that occur, including the identification of...

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Survey

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11 Oct 2017

The rate of change towards gender parity on all fronts is agonisingly slow and bad news for the next generation of girls growing up in Australia and around the world.

We know that at the heart of this issue is lack of visibility about the experiences of girls. The data simply does not...

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Discussion paper

11 Oct 2017

Our vision is for a city with a lively and diverse evening economy. This vision emerges from our research and consultation OPEN Sydney Strategy and Action Plan, Creative City Cultural Policy and Action Plan and Live Music and Performance Action Plan.

To achieve our vision the plans and...

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Guide

04 Oct 2017

The Opera House’s latest Conservation Management Plan (CMP) –‘Respecting the Vision: Sydney Opera House – A Conservation Management Plan’ – provides detailed guidance on conservation and management at an important moment in the Opera House's ...

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Guide

03 Oct 2017

This guide is a comprehensive resource for Muslim aged care. It covers wide-ranging topics such as, religion, culture, and identity of Muslims to provide the context and basis for planning culturally appropriate care for them.

Using text boxes, illustrations, exercise, and case studies,...

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Report

27 Sep 2017

Technology has impacted upon creative work and its associated industries in different ways. Digital Culture, a major longitudinal study of arts and cultural organisations usage of technology in England, charts trends in this area over 2013-2017. It looks at how organisations use digital...

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Website

Research report

Dataset

25 Sep 2017

Living Culture presents arts and culture data...

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Evaluation

22 Sep 2017

Ministers evaluate the implementation of the strategy every three years, in consultation with the arts and disability sector. The second evaluation covers the period from 2013–15.

This evaluation report is the culmination of eighteen months' work...

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Essay

20 Sep 2017

Responding to Charles Taylor’s question, ‘What does it mean to say that we live in a secular age?’, this essay sets out to develop an alternative engaged theory of religion and secularity. It comes back with three alternative questions. Firstly, how can we find a way to understand the social...

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Research report

14 Sep 2017

This BCEC report aims to build on the narrative of Indigenous peoples’ participation in football at a grass-roots level, and the associated individual and community level outcomes. It is based on analyses of data from the 2014-...

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Audio program

11 Sep 2017

In New Zealand, this is Maori Language Week, or Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori.

Some Australians point to New Zealand's record on the widespread acceptance and adoption of Maori language, and make comparisons with this country, where there is yet to be such success around Aboriginal and Torres...

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Report

07 Sep 2017

Although organisations are increasingly investing in building culturally diverse and gender balanced leadership profiles, culturally diverse women are notably under-represented in leadership ranks.

In Australia and overseas, culturally diverse women experience a ‘double jeopardy’ when...

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Discussion paper

25 Aug 2017

Pacific Islander (PI) communities are underrepresented in US higher education, and hold bachelor’s degrees at rates lower than the national rate (US Census 2012). Empowering Pacific Island Communities (EPIC and Asian Americans Advancing Justice 2014) reported that Guamanians (13%), Samoans (11...

Audio interview

23 Aug 2017

A figure clad in black from head to toe, her face completely covered, strode into the senate chamber. One member was heard to gasp, “What on earth”.

For twenty minutes, she sat until she got the call to ask a question. With theatrical flourish, she tore off the veil to reveal what...

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