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Theories of networked individualism and urban alienation have challenged the continued purpose and relevance of conventional communities in urban neighbourhood. However, the majority of urban residents surveyed in this research still believe that there are people living in their immediate neighbourhood who may share their...
This NEA report demonstrates, with statistically reliable data, that arts participation overwhelmingly correlates with positive individual and civic behaviors. Put simply, Americans who read books, visit museums, attend theater, and engage in other arts are more active in community life than those who do not....
Papers and presentations from this event and associated roundtable discussion are available online. Speakers included John Lloyd and E.J. Dionne, two of the world's leading commentators, with a response by the Tony Abbott, Federal Minister for Health and Ageing.
Papers and presentations from this...
After analogue TV signals are switched off with the shift to digital transmission, a significant amount of spectrum bandwidth is expected to be freed-up, potentially making it available for other applications rather than replicating the similar quality analogue TV programs. This paper discusses spectrum management...
ALIA's 2006 conference - Create, Lead, Innovate, Connect, Knowledge - examined the library profession's role and responsibilities in coming years. Conference papers are progressively being added to the conference website.
Since the beginning of human existence, humankind has sought, organized and used information as it evolved patterns and practices of human information behaviors. However, the field of human information behavior (HIB) has not heretofore pursued an evolutionary understanding of information behavior. The goal of this...
Within this reader, published in full online, are various chapters covering learning and teaching innovation and research. These range from outstanding online learning environments to the use of proprietary curriculum, mentoring programs and adminstrative systems.
Consumer agencies need to consider changes to the way they work with Indigenous people to ensure that services they provide are equitable and effective for Indigenous consumers.
In addition consumer agencies need to consider changes to the rules that regulate traders and service...
The new forum aims to heighten dialogue between consumer representatives, industry bodies and regulators about communications issues affecting consumers. Seven consumer representatives will join three representatives from industry bodies involved in self-regulation.
On 27 October 2006 the Federal Court of Australia ordered Clarity1 Pty Ltd to pay $4.5 million and its managing director, Mr Wayne Mansfield, $1 million for breaches of the Spam Act 2003. The penalties follow a ruling by the Federal Court earlier this year...