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Can evaluating Indigenous students' aspirations make a difference? Results of an evaluation study

This paper presents findings from a study on the educational and occupational aspirations of Indigenous secondary students, which was commissioned by the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. 1,686 urban and rural, Indigenous and non-Indigenous secondary students were surveyed about their life goals, employment...
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Can the participatory evaluation of new communication technology initiatives assist in building sustainable and inclusive rural communities?

This presentation first addresses the role of new communication and information technologies (C and ITs) in building sustainable and inclusive rural communities; factors in community adoption and use of C and IT initiatives; the role of participatory planning and evaluation in making C and IT...
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Breaking the cycle of family violence in the Riverina

In 2004 the Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation set out to develop a Regional Family Violence Model for the southern part of the Binaal Billa Region in NSW. This paper describes the development process. The aim was to: develop community action plans; provide capacity...
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Building partnerships to promote economic and social wellbeing and learning

The PASCAL Observatory is a UK / Australian collaboration that shares research on social capital, learning regions and place management. The observatory recognises the necessity of partnerships for the successful implementation of policy. Three initiatives that illustrate ways in which governments can intervene to promote...
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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...
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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...
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Climate change adaptation in the Murray-Darling Basin: Reducing resilience of wetlands with engineering

Conflict over water allocations and the need to adapt to climate change in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin has resulted in decision makers choosing engineering interventions to use water more 'efficiently' for wetlands conservation. We review a range of policy and infrastructure adaptation measures implemented in the...
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Climate change, prolonged drought conditions and health: implications for rural Australia

The issues surrounding climate change and its implications for human health are complex. This presentation considers climate, climate change, the possible relationships to drought and the prospects for future climatic conditions in Australia, and their likely effects on public health. The paper provides some background...
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The not so 'borderless' internet: Does it still give rise to private international law issues?

Since its 'birth' approximately 15 years ago, the World Wide Web (WWW) has been viewed as borderless, and this 'borderlessness' has been seen as a major problem in relation to the application of private international law rules to WWW activities. However, recent technological advances let...
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Information Communications Entertainment conference papers

Presentations from this ACMA conference, held in November 2006, are available online. Speakers include Chris Chapman, ACMA; Senator Helen Coonan; Mark Britt, ninemsn; Les McCrimmon, Australian Law Reform Commission; and Graeme Samuel, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.