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Art and the commons

Can works of art help us see the world anew and help us glimpse the ways in which human beings are truly connected to each other and to nature? Can they help us slip the shackles of old habits of thought, and help us develop...
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Who should own antiquities?

A complicated drama over property rights in ancient works of art is now playing out among museums, governments, art dealers, collectors and citizens of various countries. The meaning of ownership and property is usually self-evident. If I own something, I can control how people may...
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Monitory democracy and media-saturated societies

There is a need for a fundamental revision of the way we think about democracy in our times. An epochal transformation has been taking place in the contours and dynamics of representative democracy. From roughly the mid‐twentieth century representative democracy began to morph into a...
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Listening not talking

George Williams explores what changes need to occur to really bring about participatory democracy. Governments often consult. They set up inquiries about new laws and policies on everything from taxation to climate change to how to reform the system of government itself. These processes rarely...
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A story of the digital generation

The life of SYN FM is a story of digital literacy – a new literacy involving the ability to write, not just read, the forms and languages of digital media content. For all of the talk of a new communications paradigm there are very few...
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Survival of the fittest tag

Folksonomies have emerged as a means to create order in a rapidly expanding information environment whose existing means to organize content have been strained.
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Where is the cloud?

Cloud computing -- the creation of large data centers that can be dynamically provisioned, configured, and reconfigured to deliver services in a scalable manner -- places enormous capacity and power in the hands of users. As an emerging new technology, however, cloud computing also raises...
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The capacity of Indigenous community housing organisations

Remote location, inadequate governance procedures and lack of economies of scale undermine the organisational performance of indigenous community housing organisations. Authors: Karel Eringa, Frederick Spring, Mara West, Martin Anda, Paul Memmott and Stephen Long
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A woman's place ...

Megan Davis brings feminist arguments to Indigenous politics in this essay, timely with the recent recommendations for equal representation for women on the next national Indigenous policy board. "The opportunity to design a new representative structure is a rare opportunity to reshape Indigenous politics. This...
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How have ASX50 companies responded to the TCFD recommendations?

Market Forces’ research has revealed that just 7 companies in the ASX50 (14%) have disclosed scenario analyses in line with the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.