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Politics and religion in Family Law disputes

Recently a mother was banned from exposing her child to neo-Nazi websites. To what extent will the courts prevent a parent from teaching/exposing/indoctrinating their child about their ideas or beliefs?
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Law + technology = fewer lawyers?

If you like the idea of the above equation, well, you are either looking forward to a Robot vs. Lawyer stand-off, or else you simply believe that law can be made better and more efficient through the use of software and applications to streamline repetitive...
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Mental health

In this Health Report podcast Norman Swan talks with Associate Professor Leanne Rowe, one of the authors of a new book about teenage depression. We also hear how a nation has tried to develop a plan for mental well-being and a discussion about the effectiveness...
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The silent disability: acquired brain injury and the justice system

Confronting research suggests acquired or traumatic brain injuries - past and recent - are rife in prison populations, with little to no screening or targeted interventions in place. Impulsive behaviour, anger, mood swings, poor concentration, memory loss. A knock to the head that qualifies as...
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Power balances in Asia: The Coalition perspective

On Friday 1 May 2009, in his first major foreign policy speech as Opposition Leader and first address to the Lowy Institute, Malcolm Turnbull discussed the challenges and priorities in managing sensibly Australia's vital relationships across the region. A transcript is also available for download...
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Australia's 'smart power': the Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence

Michael G. Smith AO, Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence, discusses the way ahead for the Centre, set up in 2008 by the Rudd Government to develop 'national civil-military capabilities to prevent, prepare for and respond more effectively to conflicts and...
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Public housing rent policy in Australia and overseas

This briefing presents the first comprehensive and comparative review of public housing rent policies in Australia and seven overseas countries, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. The research for this briefing was completed for AHURI by Sean...
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Insights from the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health for Australia's health 2020

Professor Fran Baum, speaking about Australia's health reform agenda and her experience of "Closing the gap", medicare and citizen debate and control over healthcare. This presentation was made at "We have the maps but can we follow the tracks? Our journey to being the healthiest...
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Is there a distinctive Australian take on the idea of the commons?

Scholars of the commons are now active in many areas of the social sciences. Analysis of 'new' commons such as information and the internet has supplemented the conventional focus of this area on physical resources. Awareness of the limits of markets and the state has...
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Cheryl Kernot on social value

Cheryl Kernot wants to live in a society where 'social value' is not only respected, but can be measured as well. It calls for a rethink on what is valued to include greater considerations of social good. Cheryl is currently the Director of Teaching and...