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Ocean diplomacy: the Pacific Island countries' campaign to the UN for an Ocean Sustainable Development Goal
In this article we examine how Pacific Island Countries (PICs) successfully championed a stand-alone Ocean Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) goal at the United Nations (UN).
On Q&A, panellists duelled over the numbers of migrants Australia takes a year. Is it 200,000 or 800,000? How many are permanent and how many are temporary?
Look around your classroom, or workplace. Chances are half of the people there support a blanket ban on Muslim migration to Australia. You might even be one of them.
Australians more alarmed about state of politics than impact of migration and minorities, survey finds
The 2016 Scanlon Foundation survey provides grounds for caution in applying overseas comparisons to shifts in Australian public opinion.
In my anthropological research in academic libraries, and in higher education generally, I have encountered a contrast between the ways that institutions approach the information systems they build and buy, and how people use those systems. Confronting the ‘mess’ of people’s everyday practice is a...
This paper develops a model that allows Australia’s governments to move from incremental, temporary measures to treat the symptoms of the dying funding model for Australia's social housing.
To combat increasing electricity prices due to the high operating costs of conventional reverse cycle air-airheat pumps (RC-AA-HP), they can be powered by standalone PV systems as a radical demand side energy management solution. However, the heavy power consumption of their compressors necessitates very large...
Former federal MP, Pauline Hanson, is back on the campaign trail for a Senate seat in Queensland. In a recent interview she said a lot of people she had talked to did not believe they were safe and that with regular stories on crime in...
Modelling conducted at the Centre of Policy Studies using the Vic-Uni model of the Australian economy concurs with the finding that a cut in company tax would have a positive impact on the rate of growth of GDP. However, recognising that GDP is not the...
This document is a set of best practices for researchers who wish to engage in research that may make them susceptible to online harassment. It provides recommendations for academic institutions, supervisors, and individuals, including cyber-security guidelines and links to other resources.