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Energy aid in Caribbean and Pacific small island developing states (SIDS)

Small Island Developing States have narrow resource bases and are extremely reliant on fossil fuel based energy for electricity generation. These island economies are also particularly vulnerable to the impacts of peak oil and climate change.

Reason, repentance, and the individual: recovering the religious roots of Western civilisation

This paper argues that the West cannot remain the West if it becomes indifferent or hostile to its religious heritage.
Discussion paper

Third party intervention reconsidered: new roles for Australian industrial tribunals

This paper examines the decisive shift away from traditional forms of third party intervention by public dispute resolution agencies in Canada, the US, Ireland and the UK. It also argues that, given the decline of dispute resolution in the Australian context and the imminent establishment...

The changing institutions of private rental housing: an international review

What lessons can be drawn from institutional change in private rental sectors (PRSs) internationally which could enhance the equity, efficiency and effectiveness of the sector in Australia, particularly to improve outcomes for low-income tenants?

The future of scholarly journals publishing among social science and humanities associations

This report set out to build and test some tools and methods to help address the lack of business information on scholarly journal publishing at a pivotal time when financial models are changing. Executive summary

After the GFC: Australia and the Chimerica challenge

How China and the US behave as they come out of the financial crisis will have global ramifications, but in few places are the stakes higher than in Australia. This report provides an indepth Australian perspective on the global financial crisis (GFC) and its consequences...

The future of the Internet and broadband... and how to enable it

After 35 years of use, the Internet is reaching its design limits. The next 35 years of networking require a new architecture that can maintain the accepted services such as the Web as well as innovative new services that haven't yet been deployed. Increased US...

An evaluation of private foundation copyright licensing policies, practices and opportunities

This study looks at the extent to which charitable foundations are aware of and have begun to use open licenses such as Creative Commons or the GPL for the works they create and that they support with their funding. The authors surveyed foundation staff and...
Briefing paper

Increasing arts demand through better arts learning

The key to increasing demand for the arts may well lie in reversing the 30-year-long downtrend in arts learning both in and out of school. A number of US cities have been tackling that challenge by using “coordinated approaches” that seek to have schools and...

The internet and civic engagement

Civic involvement has long been dominated by those with high levels of income and education, leading some advocates to hope that online access might alter this pattern. But this report shows that the internet is not changing the socio-economic character of civic engagement in America...