Jill Guthrie, National Centre for Indigenous Studies, ANU
Michelle Evans, Charles Sturt University and Ian Williamson, Melbourne Business School
A good idea that went wrong’: The rise and fall of two Aboriginal licensed clubs in northern Australia
Dr Maggie Brady is a Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research.
Maggie Walter, University of Tasmania
Buddhi Lokuge, EveryVoiceCounts
Jacky Green and Sean Kerins, CAEPR
Kristy Jones, Monash University
Elise Adams, Anthropology, ANU
Experimental governance in Australian Indigenous Affairs: From Coombs to Pearson via Rowse and the competing principles
Dr Will Sanders is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research.
This seminar examines the different meanings attached to empowerment by the Cape York Welfare Reform Trial in Aboriginal Australia and the Community Development Agency Development Education Training program in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.
Both programs seek to address deteriorating social conditions, and see passive dependence as a primary cause. Both aim to rebuild social norms through restoration of Indigenous authority and access to the means to have independent income. Colonisation forms a common context for their use of the language of empowerment.
Please join us for the launch of A History of Canberra by Nicholas Brown.
The book will be launched by Geoff Page.
Thursday August 7
5.45 for 6.00pm
Telephone 6295 6723 or
Kim Doyle: Archipelagos of Peace: An Oral History of Australian Peacekeeping in Bougainville, East Timor and Solomon Islands 1997–2006
After briefly defining and detailing the nature of racism, this presentation will describe the Localities Embracing and Accepting Diversity (LEAD) program which was initiative by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation to build the evidence and knowledge base for reducing race-based discrimination and supporting diversity, including exploring the relationship between anxiety, depression and racial discrimination.
This presentation discusses the origins of the video No Woman, No Drive, and the company that created it: C3 productions. The video, based on Bob Marley’s song, No woman, No Cry, addresses the issue of women’s driving in Saudi Arabia and earned over 12 million hits on YouTube after it was released on October 26, 2013, the day of a major protest against the ban on women driving in the Kingdom.
In the wake of the on-going NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan, many analysts have been speculating how it could affect Central Asia and Tajikistan more specifically. While this is an important question, the “Afghanistan factor” has also tended to overshadow ethno-religious ruptures and local conflicts in Tajikistan that are of the country’s own doing, for example, the conflict in Gorno-Badakhshan, situated along the Afghan border in the eastern part of the republic.
In the fraught case of East Jerusalem, the concept of biopolitics offers fresh insight equally into Israeli efforts to manage the city and into the scope for non-violent Palestinian resistance. The broader significance of the project lies in the capacity of biopolitics to present a fresh conceptualization of post-Oslo Israel/Palestine, shedding new light on the demographic dimensions of the conflict.
In 2010, the G20 set up an Anti-Corruption Working Group to identify priority actions and monitor their implementation. A key priority of the G20 is to prevent corrupt officials from accessing the global financial system and from laundering the proceeds of corruption.
In 2015 Magna Carta celebrates its 800th anniversary. It is a timely moment to look back and see how successive generations have utilised and understood the foundational document of British history.
Teaching on-line has certainly revolutionised content delivery, opening up many wonderful possibilities. It enables course conveners to be more flexible, expand their student bases, increase enrolments and bring delight to Deans and Directors. Online is definitely the flavour of the month and many parts of the university are under pressure to expand their programs in this direction. But how far can we push it? After five years of intensive online development, I hit five seemingly insurmountable barriers.
Like Australia, Canada is known for being big. But whereas there are extensive literatures examining how Northernness, wilderness, and frontier have shaped Canadian national identity, surprisingly little has been written expressly on its size.