Culture

Journal

14 Mar 2017

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In 2007, Australia’s Commonwealth Government took a dramatic new approach to the governance of remote Indigenous communities. The ‘Northern Territory Intervention’ aimed to combat abuse and violence in remote Indigenous communities, and included far-reaching...

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Guide

07 Mar 2017

This quick guide provides an overview of Kosher food certification in Australia. It complements the quick guide on Halal certification.

Kashrut is a body of Jewish law that prescribes what foods can and cannot be eaten, and how they must be prepared and eaten. Kosher foods are those that...

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Research report

03 Mar 2017

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...

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Research report

28 Feb 2017

Based on a survey conducted in 2016, the data in this study reveals that the small-to-medium (S2M) visual arts sector employs over 2,000 people, puts $100 million into the economy and produces 26,000 new art works each year - with a budget worth just 0.03% of Federal Government revenue. However...

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Journal article

17 Jan 2017

Experimental evidence on the role of the built environment for promoting physical activity is important for informing how to create cities that promote active living. Parks provide opportunities for physical activity; however, there is little robust evidence on the impact of park refurbishment....

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Book

29 Dec 2016

This book shows that global population ageing is an opportunity to improve the quality of human life rather than a threat to economic competitiveness and stability. It describes the concept of the creative ageing policy as a mix of the silver economy, the creative economy, and the social and...

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Research report

13 Dec 2016

This report shows that 473 people drowned in Australian waterways whilst participating in boating and watercraft activity over the past 10 years.

This report shows males accounted for 92% of all boating and watercraft related drowning deaths. This is even higher than the annual percentage...

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Presentation

05 Dec 2016

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Religious liberty is central to the Australian way of life. It is enshrined in the Australian Constitution. But it is not the only freedom that matters. There is a rising tension between accommodating differing freedoms in 21st century Australia. The changing...

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Commentary

Article

30 Nov 2016

Some have questioned Senator David Leyonhjelm’s demand that in return for his support on the government’s bill to restore the Australian Building and Construction Commission, the public service media organisations ABC and SBS be required to hold regular community forums. Greens senator Sarah...

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Blog post

21 Nov 2016

David Souter discusses some of the key topics explored at the Internet Governance Forum that was held on 17 November in London, including:

  • the role that social media plays in young people’s relationships with one another, parents, schools and life experience; and
  • political
  • ...
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Journal article

21 Nov 2016

When Muslims migrate to Western countries, they bring their identity and culture with them. As they settle in their host countries, some Muslims encounter structural inequality, which is often revealed through media representation, unequal labour market status and racial profiling. Through the...

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Research report

02 Nov 2016

The Drama Report 2015/16 covers the production of feature films and TV drama programs (mini-series, telemovies and series/serials) by financial year.

It reports on the operation of the Producer Offset tax rebate for domestic Australian projects and official co-productions,...

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Briefing paper

07 Oct 2016

In September 2016, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) consulted with a small cohort of ‘less visible’ faith leaders innovating within their separate faiths to provide pastoral care to people of diverse sexuality and gender in Victoria. While tensions between faith, ethnicity and...

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Research report

01 Sep 2016

First Nations performing arts are unique, contemporary and diverse expressions of the world’s longest continuously living cultures. They embody a proud tradition of telling stories to connect generations and communities.

The Australia Council’s national Arts Participation Survey found...

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Book review

30 Aug 2016

This is an opportunistic and dangerous book, which rides on the back of advocacy by First Nations Peoples (and other Nations) for the return of stolen cultural property and human remains. It is worth taking seriously because it has reached a wide audience, in particular due to support by The...

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Book

18 Aug 2016

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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...

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Research report

29 Jun 2016

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...

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Book

06 Jun 2016

This is a reprint of the first detailed study of how Pacific Islanders responded politically and economically to their rulers across the German empire of the Pacific. Under one cover, it captures the variety of interactions between the various German colonial administrations, with their separate...

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Blog post

03 May 2016

The internet has many advantages for remote Indigenous people, such as faster communication and greater access to services. However, internet access also has brought particular challenges, writes Telstra’s General Manager, Indigenous Directorate, Lauren Ganley.

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Commentary

Article

01 May 2016

The recently released Productivity Commission report on the Australian intellectual property system is thorough and measured. Its recommendations are far from radical but if implemented would improve the environment for the creation and use of knowledge-based products in Australia. Currently,...

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