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Discussion paper

Human rights: Australia versus the UN

Australia prides itself on being a 'good international citizen'. But how does Australia fare with regard to human rights from an international perspective asks Hilary Charlesworth. It is a party to all major human rights treaties and yet reluctant to make them work at a...
Report

Change and continuity in peri-urban Australia, state of the peri-urban regions: a review of the literature

This study, Change and Continuity in Peri-urban Australia, aims to help redress the relative lack of attention given to peri-urban regions in Australia and to contribute to a growing international literature on these areas. The project will produce four monographs. This first takes the form...
Journal article

Boardroom Revelations - Board Members Making Meaning of Regional Development Governance

This paper brings to the surface a number of issues about the experience of being a board member of a RDA in NSW and WA. It seems that board members are drawn to this involvement as an act of goodwill and in the effort to...
Journal article

Building Community Self Sufficiency for Fire Safety

The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre's (CRC) Community Self Sufficiency for Fire Safety Sufficiency for Fire Safety program focuses on how the rural and urban interface communities across Australia and New Zealand prepare for bushfires and also the role of the communities and individuals in reducing...
Journal article

Bureaucratic Ego and Aboriginal Unemployment

This article argues that the failure of policy from all shades and levels of government is obvious in relation to Aboriginal unemployment. It is manifest in the Federal Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) regarding Aboriginal employment initiatives. The example is provided of the...
Journal article

Change through tourism: Resident perceptions of tourism development

Many view tourism as a tool for community development. Especially in the rural areas experiencing economic hardships, tourism often is considered an instrument for revitalization of a local economy helping to improve quality of life and protect natural and cultural resources. However, many researchers have...
Report

A perennial problem: employment, joblessness and poverty

The idea that unemployment is the principal cause of poverty among those of workforce age has been a central finding of poverty research. Peter Saunders examines the links that exist between employment, unemployment, joblessness and poverty against the background of the growing diversity of labour...
Conference paper

A report on the surveillance society

Surveillance is two-sided, and its benefits must be acknowledged. Yet at the same time risks and dangers are always present in large-scale systems and of course power does corrupt or at least skews the vision of those who wield it. Large-scale technological infrastructures are peculiarly...
Conference paper

Communicating data protection and making it more effective

After recalling why data protection is indispensable to our societies, this text analyses in detail the risks which today weigh on individual liberties and data protection around the world, and which represent as many challenges for supervisory authorities. It derives from this statement various proposals...
Journal article

A comparison of new British community radio stations with established Australian community radio stations

A community radio pilot scheme was run in the UK during 2002 and the pilot stations have been allowed to continue operating pending the first full licensing process, which took place in 2005 and 2006. This paper examines a sample of new UK community radio...