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A safer Australia: Meeting the challenges of homeland security

This Policy Analysis, authored by Dr Anthony Bergin, outlines eight critical challenges in Australian homeland security. It suggests that protecting Australia at home from a wide range of threats is a national enterprise that requires determined efforts by all tiers of government, the private sector...

Northern Australia statistical compendium 2009

The Northern Australia Statistical Compendium was prepared by BITRE with the assistance of the Office of Northern Australia, with the aim of compiling a base of factual information that would contribute to improved understanding of the economic and social developments in this region.

Governing for theologia : governance of Presbyterian ministry formation in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand 1961-1997

This study of the governance of theological education examines significant policy and management decisions within Presbyterian ministry training in New Zealand between 1961 and 1997 in the light of Edward Farley's integrated goal for theological education, theologia.

Puna Kei'ā: Te au tangata ē te 'enua – The district of Kei'ā: The people and the land

This seminar is about a place in the Cook Islands. To be more precise, it concerns a research project that explores the cultural meanings of the land comprising the district of Kei`ā, one of six wedge-shaped puna (districts) constituting the largest land units in the...
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Beginning a conversation: writing a history about Mangaia

Imagine the following scene: Rarotonga International Airport, the date 26 April 1988. A young Pacific historian is standing in front of a weighing machine at the domestic check in. About to place his bags on the tray, he is told that the counter staff must...

Stranger to the Islands: voice, place and the self in Indigenous Studies

This lecture presents the views of someone anthropologists call a participant-observer, and Māori characterise as a Pākehā, a manuhiri (guest, visitor), or a tangata kē (stranger); the latter two terms contrast with the permanence of the indigenous people, the tangata whenua (people of the land)...

Mapping first semester challenges : first-year students making sense of their teaching and learning environments

This thesis investigates first-year students' challenges in making sense of the learning and teaching environment during their first semester at university. The aims for the research are threefold. Firstly, mapping the range of challenges students at one university faced in their learning and teaching environments...

Rooming house standards taskforce Chairperson's report

There is increasing evidence that in response to Melbourne’s tight rental market, a new model of for-profit rooming house provider has emerged.

Private rent assistance 2007-08

This report presents data from the 2007–08 Commonwealth State Housing Agreement (CSHA) private rent assistance data collection.

Australian Democrats: the passing of an era

This paper traces the rise and fall of the Democrats, Australia's longest-surviving minor party, examining the sources of its support and the reasons for its decline. The Australian Democrats are the longest surviving and most successful minor party in federal politics. The party was created...