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Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery – the fate of the Australian jury system in the age of social media dependency

This article contemplates whether jurors’ use of social media during trial and deliberations is a frequent occurrence endangering the fair trial principle and whether viable avenues exist to sufficiently address this potential challenge in the Australian context.
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Are courts colourblind to country? Indigenous cultural heritage, environmental law and the Australian judicial system

In light of a number of significant recent cases, this article examines the role of the courts in the protection of Indigenous cultural heritage.
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Pericarditis

Pericarditis is an important diagnosis to consider, along with various other differential diagnoses, in a patient who presents with chest pain. This article describes in detail the common features, management and complications of pericarditis in the general practice setting.
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Regulatory stewardship: voice of the regulator

This article considers what regulatory stewardship is and the importance of the role of the regulator in achieving it.
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Are regulated parties customers?

This article tackles the contentious subject of whether regulated entities (those who are required to comply with the law) are ‘customers’ of the agencies that are regulating them. Does it matter what they are called?
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New Zealand’s port and harbour marine safety code: a case study in regulation

This article is a case study of the journey that led to the inaugural annual national forum on the 2016 New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code which took place in July 2017 in Wellington.
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Interventions to facilitate health workforce restructure

The recognised shortages in most health professions in Australia show that previous attempts at health workforce planning have failed. Stephen J. Duckett argues that one reason for such failure is the lack of appropriate structures for health workforce planning. He makes specific policy suggestions to...
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Economic and community development through innovative local government

The research asked the question: what are the factors that contribute to an innovative culture in local government organisations?
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Regional divide? A study of income inequality in Australia

Regional diversity is a hot topic in Australia’s policy agenda. There is growing evidence that the economic and social circumstances of Australians vary significantly by region. As a result of this disparity, policies may increasingly need to target particular regions.
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Leadership development: flogging a dead horse or the kiss of life for regional Western Australia?

The Progress Rural WA programs aimed to widen community leadership and were designed to encourage participants to be transformational leaders; to empower those around them and support them in the process of change.