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Graduation July 2017

CAIS - news - Wed, 2017-07-12 14:15
12 July 2017 Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies Jess and C.jpg Dr Jessie Moritz with ANU Chancellor Professor The Hon. Gareth Evans

Congratulations to all CAIS graduates receiving their awards today.

Three CAIS students received the award of Doctor of Philosophy: Dr Jessie Moritz, was awarded a doctoral degree for her thesis entitled, 'Slick Operators: Revising Rentier State Theory for the modern Arab Gulf States', and Dr Caroline Ladewig who completed work on, ‘Power, Epistemology and Pedagogy: Critical Thinking and Female Teacher Education in Oman’.

Image gallery Amin Nelson and Huda.jpg Caroline.jpg Jim and Ran.jpg Image 1: Professor Amin Saikal, Dr Brendan Nelson and Dr Huda Al-Tamimi; Image 2: Dr Caroline Ladewig; Image 3: Prof. James Piscatori and Ms Ran Guo.

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The rise of divorce, separation, and cohabitation in the Philippines - Jeofrey Abalos

Demography - news - Tue, 2017-07-11 09:29
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“What God has put together let no man put asunder”. This biblical quote is frequently heard among Filipinos, particularly among the older generations, to discourage young people from leaving an unsatisfactory marriage. The indissolubility of marriage is also strongly advocated by the Catholic Church, to which 80% of Filipinos belong.

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Comment: Citizenship Changes: poisonous and pointless – Peter Hughes

Demography - news - Mon, 2017-07-10 10:20
2017 School of Demography

The government’s proposed changes to the requirements for Australian citizenship are both poisonous and pointless. They are bad public policy and should be rejected by Parliament.

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What income inequality looks like across Australia

RSSS - news - Thu, 2017-07-06 08:54
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With affordable houses increasingly out of reach, wage growth slow and household debt high, Australians are certainly feeling poor. But how do they compare to their neighbours? New Census data confirms there’s a lot of variability in income.

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CAIS Courses - Semester 2

CAIS - news - Tue, 2017-07-04 13:56
04 July 2017 Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies Postgraduate Courses

MEAS8102 Islamic Radicalism
Dr Kirill Nourzhanov
MEAS8111 Islam, the West and International Terrorism
Professor Amin Saikal
MEAS8115 Islam in World Politics
Professor James Piscatori
MEAS8116 Islam and Democracy
Professor James Piscatori
MEAS6504 Turkish Politics and Foreign Policy
Dr M. Murat Yurtbilir
MEAS8126 Contemporary Issues in Islamic Banking
Professor Rabee Tourkey

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A Century of Revolutionary Change: 1917–2017

CAIS - news - Fri, 2017-06-30 12:47
30 June 2017 Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies DSC00874.jpg Keynote Speaker: Dr Andrey Kazantsev with Dr Kirill Nourzhanov and Prof. Amin Saikal

Day 2: Image Gallery

Image 1: Alexey Volegov from National Chengchi University presenting his paper: ‘“…It Will Destroy    Itself…”: The Way of the Russian Revolution in Fyodor Sologub’s  Last Collection of Short Stories’.

Image 2: Key members of AACaPS: Kirill Nourzhanov and Graeme Gill (University of Sydney).

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Opinion: Census 2016 puts on display the increasing diversity in Australians’ relationships - Ann Evans and Edith Gray

Demography - news - Thu, 2017-06-29 10:09
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Click here to read Census 2016 puts on display the increasing diversity in Australians’ relationships by Associate Professor Ann Evans and Associate Professor Edith Gray. This article was published by The Conversation, 27 June 2017

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Opinion: Census 2016: location and education affects how many children you have - Ann Evans and Edith Gray

Demography - news - Thu, 2017-06-29 09:53
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Click here to read Census 2016: location and education affects how many children you have by Associate Professor Ann Evans and Associate Professor Edith Gray. This article was published in The Guardian, 27 June 2017.

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Opinion: Is there an alternative to the census? - Edith Gray

Demography - news - Thu, 2017-06-29 09:44
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Click here to read Associate Professor Edith Gray's article Is there an alternative to the census? published in The Age, 27 June 2017.

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Census 2016 reveals Australia is becoming much more diverse – but can we trust the data?

RSSS - news - Wed, 2017-06-28 08:17
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Census 2016 reveals Australia is becoming much more diverse - but can we trust the data? The ABS estimates that as of December 2016, the Australian population was around 24.4 million. AAP/Alan Porritt

Nicholas Biddle, Australian National University

According to data released today, there were 23,401,892 people who were counted in Australia on the night of the 2016 Census who were usually resident in Australia.

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Mortality Analysis and Forecasting

Demography - news - Tue, 2017-06-27 10:35
2017 School of Demography Left to right: Assoc Prof Rajesh Chauhan, Prof Pradeep Mishra, Prof Heather Booth.

The School of Demography, ANU recently collaborated with the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Lifespan Extension with Varying Cause-of-death Trajectories, the Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Max Planck Odense Center for an IUSSP Seminar on Mortality analysis and forecasting, held in New Delhi, India, 6-8 April 2017. Professor Heather Booth presented a paper on Mortality Forecasting with Standards to the scientific program.

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Ageing in a Foreign Land

Demography - news - Tue, 2017-06-27 10:21
2017 School of Demography Left to right: Prof Iris Chi, Prof Heather Booth, Rev Prof Elizabeth MacKinlay.

Professor Heather Booth recently gave an invited keynote plenary address at the 4th International Conference on Ageing in a Foreign Land (Flinders University 20-22 June 2017). The title of her address was ‘Ageing and Longevity: what the future holds’.

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Member of Iraqi parliament - Dr Farah al-Siraj - at CAIS

CAIS - news - Tue, 2017-06-20 12:44
20 June 2017 Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies DSC00814.JPG HE Hussain Mahdi Al-Ameri, Iraqi Ambassador to Australia, with Dr Farah al-Siraj, Iraqi parliamentarian for the city of Mosul, in a roundtable with CAIS Director Professor Amin Saikal, CAIS staff and students

Dr Al-Siraj is an elected member of Iraq’s federal parliament, the Council of Representatives. She also sits on the influential Legal Committee of the parliament, which is responsible for managing legal reforms in Iraq.

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ANU-ABS 2016 Census Data Symposium – Canberra

RSSS - news - Tue, 2017-06-20 09:22
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In conjunction with the ABS, the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods will be holding a Census Data Symposium on the 26 July 2017. 

Find out what the 2016 Census of Population and Housing tells us about ourselves, our communities and Australia.

Every five years the Census provides a snapshot of Australia. Census data are used by individuals, organisations and governments to make informed decisions on policy and planning issues that affect the lives of all Australians.

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Hanbo Wu accepted to European Doctoral School of Demography

Demography - news - Mon, 2017-06-19 13:29
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Congratulations to Hanbo Wu, who has recently completed his Masters studies here at ANU School of Demography. Hanbo was supervised for his Advanced thesis by Prof Heather Booth. The title of his thesis is ‘Mortality Transition in Nineteenth-Century Australia: A Further Investigation’.

The School of Demography wish him well in his studies at EDSD which will commence in September 2017.

 

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The changing shape of Australia’s overseas-born population

Demography - news - Fri, 2017-06-16 16:27
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New research from Tom Wilson and James Raymer finds dramatic changes to the composition of the overseas-born population in their analysis of the period 1981 to 2011. Immigration to Australia now hails from a much greater range of origins than the largely settlement migrants from the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe prior to 1981. The long-term effects of this migration and its diversity are apparent in the age compositions of the migrant populations.

Highlight in Population dynamics & migration

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Having Children in Australia – Where You Live Matters

Demography - news - Fri, 2017-06-16 12:33
2017 School of Demography

New research from Edith Gray and Ann Evans demonstrates that contextual differences in regional Australian leads to higher fertility over and above differences found due to the composition of the population living in regional areas.

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Congratulations Louise Sims - 25 Years of Service

Demography - news - Fri, 2017-06-16 11:56
2017 School of Demography

A huge congratulations to Executive Assistant Louise Sims who recently received her 25 Year Service Award for her time at the Australian National University.

Louise started her employment at ANU with the Department of Economics in 1986, and has also worked in the Department of Politics, Department of Philosophy and the ANU’s Australian Data Archives. Louise has worked at the School of Demography since 2013.

The entire School of Demography would like to congratulate Louise on her achievement.

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Analysis of net taxpayers in Australia 1988-2013

RSSS - news - Wed, 2017-06-07 12:00
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CSRM's Ben Phillips and Cukkoo Joseph have released a research note of net Australian taxpayers from 1988-2013. 

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CSRM releases Annual Report for 2015 - 2016

RSSS - news - Wed, 2017-06-07 11:27
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The CSRM has released its Annual Report for 2015 - 2016. The report details the Centre's background as well as its achievements over the 12 months. 

An online copy of the Annual Report can be found here

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