“The income support system is in need of major reform to deliver better outcomes for all Australians now and into the future… It should provide adequate support while encouraging more people to work to their capacity.… It should also reflect broader community expectations that those who can work should do so, in order to become more self-reliant, and that people should care for their children.”
Interim Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform to the Minister for Social Service, 2014, p.5.
In Egypt after Mubarak, there is a greater space for civil society groups to work and fulfil their mission. However, after the ousting of President Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood regime, the government has passed or proposed laws that appear to target “terrorism” or “national security,” but in reality restrict freedom of expression and association.
The School of History Seminar Series recommences on 22 July with a presentation by Brett Goodin "Opportunities of Empire: The Business, Autonomy and Personality of American Consuls in North Africa, 1798–1805". Flyer available here.
The full program is available here.
Unsettling Planning’s paradigms: Toward a just accommodation of Indigenous rights and interests in Australian urban planning
Money is for Caring – a sociology of money, financial capability and well-being in Indigenous Australia
Are affirmative action and employment programs for Indigenous Australians finally having some effect?
Emerging disjuncts between land use planning and native title: The make or break on Indigenous economic development
Recent empirical studies have shown that Islamic finance, despite its widely-advertised growth, has not improved financial inclusion of Muslims, who remain among the most excluded financially. This is not surprising in light of the genesis and modes of operation of this industry. Islamic finance was born in the second half of the twentieth century as a child of nationalist-Islamic identity politics, on the one hand, and petrodollar flows on the other.
The Palestinian decision to go before the International Criminal Court and charge Israel with war crimes has implications that go beyond Palestine-Israel conflict. The decision to bring Israel before the ICC brings to the forefront the question whether or not international criminal law will be applied, not only to weak nations lacking powerful protectors, but also to the powerful and their clients.
Bob Carr’s presentation is timely, coming just ten days before this year’s ALP National Conference, which is expected to consider a resolution on Palestine and Middle East Peace.
Australians for Justice and Peace in Palestine (AJPP)
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)
Co-hosted by the ANU Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies
In this course, Deputy Director of AusCen Dr Nicholas Biddle teaches a range of analytical techniques that can be used to answer key policy questions. You will learn how to measure the impact of policy and whether or not a particular policy improves individual lives.Course date:
9.30am–4.30pm 4 August 2015
9.30am–4.30pm 5 August 2015
#132 Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing, ANU