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State growth outlook 2013

This study presented the outlook fot the Western Australian resources sector in 2013. It flagged some troubling economic signs, as well as increasing energy and infrastructure needs.

Diversity in the Western Australian resources sector

This study looks at the representation of women and Indigenous employees in the resource sector workforce in Western Australia.
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Is non-subject based research training a ‘waste of time’, good only for the development of professional skills? An academic literacies perspective

In a review of some key insights from academic literacies and consideration of their implications for research training, the article discusses why academic literacies are not skills-based, strictly generic or informed by the students' discipline.

Women's Knowledge and Perceptions of the Risks of Excess Weight in Pregnancy

Aims: The primary aim of this study was to describe pregnant women's perception of increased risk due to excess weight in pregnancy. The secondary aims were: To describe pregnant women's knowledge of weight gain recommendations. To assess the weight of pregnant women and to examine...

Changing prehistoric Yapese pottery technology: a case study of adaptive transformation

This study describes the processes of cultural adaptation to environmental conditions through an examination of ceramic technology. The case study involved eight months fieldwork in the Yap Islands, Western Caroline Islands, Micronesia, to obtain archaeological, ethnographic and environmental information.Analyses of the mineral and chemical composition...

Narratives of leadership in academia: A discursive-dialogic analysis

In this thesis, I explore how academics with and without formal leadership positions experience and understand themselves as leaders in their everyday working contexts. The thesis both responds to and advances recent criticisms that the majority of leadership studies in higher education tend to exclusively...

Beyond care versus control: decision-making discourses and their functions in child protection social work

The process of coming to judgement in child protection social work is like deciding whether or not to jump from the Titanic as it lists: both types of decisions operate under limited time, conditions of uncertainty, lack of complete knowledge of all relevant factors, unknown...

Unintended Impacts: Resource Extraction Wealth, Polygyny and Violence Against Women in the Hela Province of Papua New Guinea

Violence against women is widespread in Papua New Guinea (PNG), particularly in the Highlands region, and has been demonstrated to be reinforced by customs such as polygyny. While resource extraction projects provide an important opportunity to achieve national and regional development, new wealth flows introduced...

Making a living in Vanuatu: Livelihoods and development in peri-urban Port Vila

In the Pacific Island country of Vanuatu, the majority of the population is involved in subsistence agriculture. However, through the processes of globalisation and urbanisation, people are increasingly moving to the capital city, and economic hub, of the country, Port Vila, to participate in education...

Sincere or Negligent Friend? 1962 Treaty of Friendship between New Zealand and Samoa: A Samoan Perspective

This study explores the textual differences in the Samoan and English version of the 1962 Treaty of Friendship between New Zealand and Samoa. Although both nations view the translation of the two treaties as 'equally authentic', the study explores the cultural significance of the Samoan...