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Career moves: destination and satisfaction survey of 2005 HSC VET students in New South Wales

Vocational education and training (VET) in schools have been used in Australian high schools to help increase school retention. In New South Wales, student participation levels in these subjects have grown considerably, from 16% in 1996 to 44% in 2004. To examine the value of...
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Creating Child Friendly Cities conference: outcomes and directions statement

This document outlines the findings of this research conference and look at future directions and key actions.
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Location, location, location

While our attention was turned inwards or focused on the Middle East and the threat of Islamic extremism, Australians have become comfortable with the neighbourhood. In this essay from the 'In the Neighbourhood edition' of the Griffith Review, Michael Wesley describes this as part of...
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Building Capacity for Local Governance: An Application of Interactional Theory to Developing a Community of Interest

The Emory-Obed Watershed in Tennessee, like many other rural areas throughout the United States, is experiencing changes in economic activities and social values associated with natural resources. Informed by the interactional approach to community development, this effort strove to build community capacity so community members...
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A routine removal

The Auditor-General has concluded that Australia’s immigration compliance arrangements are 'arguably the most effective of any country in the world'. Yet the federal government's preoccupation with border security remains undiminished. In this essay from the 'In the Neighbourhood edition' of the Griffith Review, Peter Mares...
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Building Social Capital in Groups: Facilitating Skill Development for Natural Resource Management

Analysis of the experiences of four farmer groups set up to learn how to jointly manage local natural resource issues shows that the groups are going though two simultaneous processes. One builds technical competency in natural resource management and the other is the underpinning social...
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Changing Governance of Australian Regional Development: Systems and Effectiveness

Regional economic and social development is an important public issue in most countries, yet among the least successful. In Australia, some 40 years of trial and error regional strategy appear to have had limited success in securing long-range economic and social development leading to more...
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Openness and accountability: a study of transparency in global media outlets

According to this new ICMPA study most news outlets are unwilling to let the public see how their editorial process works. Fewer than half of the websites publicly corrected mistakes in their stories and only a handful shared with readers the journalistic and ethical standards...
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Really Simple Syndication isn't that simple...

RSS can bring users lots of content and in many circumstances (blog posts, stock results, movie reviews) its utility is proven and growing. But does RSS work for news? It seems like it should. News is essentially breaking information turned into a product to be...
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Chronic illness and consumer inequality: the impact of health costs on people with chronic illness in rural and regional Australia

This paper presents the reults of a survey undertaken in rural and regional Victoria in 2003 on the total costs faced by households caring for people with chronic illnesses. The impact of these costs for the households is discussed in the context of neo-liberal policy...