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Many caravan parks have closed in recent years and this trend is continuing. There are various reasons for this but it is mainly due to the escalating value of land, particularly in urban and coastal areas making it more valuable for other forms of development...
Recent changes in family and society have meant that the roles grandparents take on have changed. Many grandparents are playing a bigger and more responsible part of grandchild care than they may have expected, which means additional pressures on their time, their health and their...
The relationship between ministers and public servants has been a longstanding topic among students of Australian public administration. Recent debate has centred on issues of supposed politicisation and excessive responsiveness in the APS, caused, in part, by the weakened tenure of department heads (secretaries)....
This scoping study includes a detailed review of local, national and international policy relating to arts, education and innovation and case studies of innovative and best practice schools education programs delivered by eighteen contemporary arts organisations in Australia and the UK.
It also contains...
There are many challenges and uncertainties regarding the future of Education as a scholarly and professional field, as well as the future shape and influence of educational work wherever it occurs. These uncertainties range from broader social, economic, political and environmental issues to the more...
The careers of Australian practicing professional artists across all major art forms (except film) are profiled in this economic study.
It is based on interviews with professional artists and includes data on their numbers, incomes, achievements and challenges.
This survey is the fifth...
In the context of other transport issues, this briefing paper presents an account of the state of cycling in NSW and compares cycling in Sydney with the other Australian capital cities and with selected international cities.
This briefing paper presents an overview...
Presented in this paper is something of an historical and contemporary inventory of business activity in Australia's two leading cities.
It does not present a complete picture of economic activity, still less of such issues as the 'liveability' of Sydney and Melbourne. Its focus...
The Australian Flexible Learning Framework's 2010 survey of 800 employers shows that the use of e-learning in workplace continues to increase.
E-learning is now an integral component of training for Australian businesses. Employers are taking advantage of the flexibility of e-learning to provide timely...
Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) is a significant health and economic problem in Australia. Between July 2002 and June 2007 there were about 16 500 successful workers’ compensation claims for industrial deafness involving permanent impairment due to noise.
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