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WIN TICKETS TO SMART GOVERNMENT WORLD AUSTRALIA 2011 CONFERENCE!
How is your department or agency moving to embrace Gov 2.0? What changes are needed to achieve a more open and responsive government? Attend Smart Government Australia 2011 and find out…
APO is pleased to be giving away 2 conference passes (valued at $3,185 each) to attend Smart Government World Australia 2011 on 6-8 September in Canberra. To be in the running, send an email to admin with ‘Smart Government 2011’ as your subject line by Tuesday 16 August. For more information on the event visit www.terrapinn.com/smartgov
08 August, 2011 | The latest cut hurts, says Quentin Dempster in the Sydney Morning Herald, but it’s not the deepest in an already de-skilled ABC.
10 August, 2011 | Dodgy preconceptions make it harder to earn a living in the live music business, writes Kim Salmon in The Age.
10 August, 2011 | What does the resources boom mean for the future of the Australian economy? Tom Conley looks at the medium term prospects in this paper for APO
11 August, 2011 | Misleading reports cloud the real homelessness numbers and the issues for homeless people and service providers argues Alice Clark.
05 August, 2011 | We have an historic opportunity to re-assess our views and policies, writes the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s
08 August, 2011 | The Gillard government and the Abbott opposition have performed an astonishing identity switch with each other over illegal immigrant boatpeople, says Greg Sheridan in The Australian.
08 August, 2011 | The five-year program which aimed to reduce the number of young people with disability living in aged care nursing homes, concluded in June 2011 writes Di Winkler.
Marcus Foth | Queensland University of Technology
10 August, 2011 | This paper discusses the relationship between modern digital technology and the urban environment.
Deloitte Access Economics
10 August, 2011 | This report provides a quantified estimate of the economic contribution of live music in Victorian venues as well as a qualitative discussion of the social and cultural values that are accruing.
Stuart Cunningham, Terry Cutler, Mark David Ryan, Greg Hearn, Michael Keane | Report for the National Office for the Information Economy
10 August, 2011 | This 2003 report on the nature of R&D and innovation within the creative and content industries has been a key document in the development of theories around creative industries in Australia. It has now been added to the APO archive.
10 August, 2011 | This report analyses patterns of screen media consumption in Australia, helping to understand shifts in media penetration and offering insights into consumption of DVD/Blu-ray and online video.
Axel Bruns | Social Science Computer Review
10 August, 2011 | This article reports on a research program that has developed new methodologies for mapping the Australian blogosphere and tracking how information is disseminated across it.
International Monetary Fund
10 August, 2011 | This report describes Australia’s economic outlook and stability.
Chris Barrett | Per Capita
10 August, 2011 | This report examines Australia’s economic performance during and after the "Great Recession" of 2008-09
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research
08 August, 2011 | This publication presents completion and attrition rates for apprentices.
Roger Holdsworth | Dusseldorp Skills Forum
05 August, 2011 | Dusseldorp Skills Forum carried out an on-line survey of alternative education programs and approaches in early 2011. This summary presents and comments on survey results and also includes suggestions for survey Follow-Up.
Lisbeth Kitson | Literacy Learning: the Middle Years
11 August, 2011 | This article considers the experiences of students as they make their transition from the early foundational years of primary school into the first stage of the middle phase of learning within a multiliterate environment.
Australian Flexible Learning Framework
11 August, 2011 | The use of e-assessment is increasing rapidly in the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Australia with over forty per cent of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and more than sixty per cent of teachers and trainers are using some form of e-assessment.
Victorian Environmental Assessment Council
08 August, 2011 | This investigation provides for the first time a stocktake of public land across most of metropolitan Melbourne and an inventory of open space on both public land and land owned by local councils.
ClimateWorks Australia | ClimateWorks Australia
10 August, 2011 | This report finds that the amount of domestic greenhouse gas emissions cut by the Government’s carbon price package could be double that predicted by Treasury.
Peter Newton | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
08 August, 2011 | An Investigative Panel details the processes required for delivering more affordable and sustainable medium density housing by regenerating greyfield precincts in Australia’s capital cities.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
08 August, 2011 | This 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report shows: positive and significant reductions since 2007 in daily tobacco smoking; mixed findings on alcohol consumption and risk; and a small overall rise in illicit drug use.
05 August, 2011 | This analysis of the available economic data shows that health research activity is steadily growing, investment in universities, research institutes and hospitals is increasing, and activity within the biotechnology and medical devices industries continues to grow.
Laura E. Panattoni | Australian Health Review
08 August, 2011 | This article reviews the current knowledge about predictive risk models (PRMs) and explores some of the issues surrounding the potential introduction of a PRM to a public health system.
Diep Ha | Dental Statistics and Research Unit
08 August, 2011 | The Child Dental Health Survey 2005-06 provides information on the oral health of children attending school dental services in Australia, and shows that decay is relatively common in Australian children.
Shelley Mallett | Hanover Welfare Services
08 August, 2011 | This report presents summary research findings from the quantitative and qualitative components of the VicHealth funded study that explored the relationship between precarious housing and health.
10 August, 2011 | This report highlights the struggle of Aboriginal Peoples to remain on their homelands in the face of policies that have the effect of drawing them away from their ancestral lands into larger communities and urban areas.
Alice Mitchell, Yurranydjil Dhurrkay, Alyssa Vass | Health Promotion Journal of Australia
08 August, 2011 | The burden of disease experienced by Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory (NT) is more than three times that of their non-Indigenous national counterparts.
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
11 August, 2011 | This study sought to understand appropriate models of service provision in social housing for Indigenous Australians.
Ellie Fogarty | Lowy Institute
08 August, 2011 | In this policy brief from the Lowy Institute’s inaugural National Security Fellow, Ellie Fogarty identifies long-term threats to Australia’s dormant claim to 42 per cent of Antarctica.
Carl Ungerer | Australian Strategic Policy Institute
08 August, 2011 | After months of political debate, the US Congress reached a cautious agreement last week on raising the US debt ceiling and cutting government expenditure.
Noah Shachtman | Brookings Institute
09 August, 2011 | Cybercrime today seems like a nearly insoluble problem, much like piracy was centuries ago. There are steps, however, that can be taken to curb cybercrime’s growth—and perhaps begin to marginalize the people behind it.
Jenny Fleming, Natalie Gately, Catherine McGregor | Australian Institute of Criminology
10 August, 2011 | Concern regarding the diversion and non-medical use of prescription pharmaceuticals continues to grow as anecdotal evidence and other research points to a sizeable increase in the illegal market for such drugs.
Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice
10 August, 2011 | Are regional communities disadvantaged in the administration of the law, compared with their metropolitan counterparts?
John Passant, John McLaren | Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
11 August, 2011 | Making suggestions for future action to be undertaken by local government, this paper highlights opportunities for the sector to influence the debate about the future shape of the Australian taxation and tax transfer system.
Ron Brooker | Witlam Institute
11 August, 2011 | Exploring the question of community engagement and political participation by younger Australians, this project analyses fifteen years of Newspoll surveys.
Christine Black, Hellene Gronda | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
08 August, 2011 | This report details evidence about current access to homelessness services, the several barries faced by the destitute and an overview of approaches used to improve access to alleviating services.
Binod Nepal | Australian Journal of Social Issues
08 August, 2011 | This study provides an updated comparison of the financial wellbeing of female primary carers and non-carers.
09 August, 2011 | More than 10 years have passed since world leaders established goals and targets to free humanity from extreme poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease. While more work lies ahead, the world has cause to celebrate.
Dianne Winkler | Summer Foundation Ltd
08 August, 2011 | This paper summarises recent research regarding the social inclusion of young people in nursing homes, and further outlines the policy and practical challenges related to this issue.
The Productivity Commission
08 August, 2011 | Older Australians generally want to remain independent and in control of how and where they live; to stay connected and relevant to their families and communities; and be able to exercise some measure of choice over their care.
09 August, 2011 | The Urmadic university is a university without a place, it isn’t located anywhere, it is nomadic, it can move. This podcast features interviews with design academics and professionals exploring the university of the future and the future of sustainable design.
10 August, 2011 | This podcast explores wind market trends in Australia and internationally.
08 August, 2011 | With an elderly population boom on the horizon, aged care in Australia is under urgent review. But what does "aged care" actually involve – and why isn’t it more widely discussed in the community?
08 August, 2011 | This program asks why issues of gender equality and discrimination still exists after decades of the Feminist social movement.
10 August, 2011 | Full presentations from an industry forum held to discuss Screen Australia’s research into the size and shape of Australian screen audiences.
05 August, 2011 | Dr Mahnken spoke on the growth and spread of precision weaponry, and the resulting implications for American operations and the US-Australian alliance. Other states and non-state actors are acquiring precision weaponry, and also developing countermeasures against precision weaponry. They are also acquiring the vital supporting capabilities needed to wage precision warfare such as satellite imagery and precision navigation. Dr Mahnken outlines a number of options for the US to maintain leverage in this potentially challenging environment.
Parliament of Victoria 04 August, 2011 | DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
WA Department of Transport 10 August, 2011 | Position No: IRC23017
The Department of Transport’s vision is to be recognised for excellence in customer service in providing world class transport services and solutions.
Parliamentary Library Law and Bills Digest Section 10 August, 2011 |
Grattan Institute 05 August, 2011 | Independent, rigorous and practical think tank Research Associate – multiple positions Generalists or economists Ideal career step for exceptionally talented individuals We have exciting opportunities to join Grattan Institute, working with some of Australia’s leading public policy thinkers.
Parliament of Victoria 04 August, 2011 | Department of the Legislative Council
12 August, 2011 | Life cycle Assessment Roundtable for Mining and Minerals Sector,
17 August, 2011 | Huawei Australia is hosting a National Digital Inclusion Summit in an effort to ensure no-one gets left behind in Australia’s burgeoning digital economy.
17 August, 2011 | The classical liberal economist F.A.
18 August, 2011 | British colonizers landed in Australia in 1788. They were greeted by Australia’s First People and history reports that tumultuous times followed for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is well argued that the sequelae of colonization is still being experienced by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Australia today and are evident in the reported ‘gap’ in the measure of antecedents to increased morbidity and premature mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
||Rover Thomas Arena, Australia Council for the Arts, 372 Elizabeth Street (cnr Cooper Street), Surry Hills
18 August, 2011 | Professor Anne Fitzgerald and Neale Hooper of the ccAustralia team will explain the CC licences and how CC may be utilised by creators, educators, researchers, government officers and the general community to use and reuse open data and cultural materials. Thursday, 18 August 2011, 5.00pm-6.00pm Rover Thomas Arena, Australia Council for the Arts, 372 Elizabeth Street (cnr Cooper Street), Surry Hills, NSW 2010.
23 August, 2011 |
||James Cook University, Central Lecture Theatre (CLT), Building DA5, Room 001
24 August, 2011 | Professor Anne Fitzgerald and Neale Hooper of the ccAustralia team will explain the CC licences and how CC may be utilised by creators, educators, researchers, government officers and the general community to use and reuse open data and cultural materials. Wednesday, 24 August 2011, 4.30pm-6.00pm James Cook University, Central Lecture Theatre (CLT), Building DA5, Room 001. Free admission
24 August, 2011 | With Dermot O’Gorman, CEO, WWF-AustraliaLocal respondent: Adelaide’s Lord Mayor, Stephen YarwoodFor 50 years, bodies like WWF have been at the forefront of global efforts to conserve vulnerable species. Yet the planet’s plants and animals still face an extinction crisis. Research shows that unique species are dwindling, and since 1970, 30 per cent have vanished entirely.
30 August, 2011 | The GFC is back. What started as the US subprime crisis became the global financial crisis, which has now developed into the Trans-Atlantic sovereign debt crisis.
06 September, 2011 | CHALLENGE YOURSELF. CHANGE YOUR WORLD.Come and find out about Social Leadership Australia’s flagship, award-winning leadership development program, Sydney Leadership, which is now open for applications for 2012.Unleash your true potential to lead change and create lasting social impact, in your organisation and in the world.
06 September, 2011 | How is your department or agency moving to embrace Gov 2.0? What changes are needed to achieve a more open and responsive government? Your best action will be to attend Smart Government Australia 2011.You’ll be inspired by all the leaders of Australia’s move to open and collaborative government. And you’ll discover what you need to do to instigate change.Register your team now to discover:
08 September, 2011 | To be delivered by Jason Yat Sen LiInternational entrepreneur and Vice-Chair of the Australia-China Chamber of Commerce in BeijingMany describe the 21st century as the Asian Century.
||Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) Queensland University of Technology, Q Block, IHBI Seminar Room Level 4, 60 Musk Avenue Kelvin Grove. Brisbane
07 October, 2011 | The outcomes of the 2010 round of the Excellence in Research for Australia initiative have revealed mixed results from research undertaken in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences disciplines.
13 October, 2011 |
Australia’s premier copyright event – the biennial Copyright Law & Practice Symposium – returns to Sydney on October 13 -14.
21 November, 2011 |
Held every second year since 1999, the conference includes keynote addresses, themed panels and individual academic papers that offer some depth of historical perspective about media.
05 August, 2011 | This joint initiative between the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, will provide four PhD students with the opportunity to inform and promote a national social dialogue for the renewal of Australian social policy.Following thirty years of welfare state development post World War Two, economic globalisation resulted in a dislocation of economic and social policy in the advanced economies. Australia saw the breakup of what had been a distinctive Australian social policy system created at Federation.
08 August, 2011 | Cultivate is a new professional development fund for Australian artists with disability. Cultivate will provide seed funding to artists who want to further develop their professional artistic practice with the aim of being better placed to pursue a professional artistic career and to compete for funding in general arts funding programs. Grants of up to $8,000 are available for the costs associated with developing your professional practice as an artist. This could include specific skills or professional development opportunities including mentoring.
10 August, 2011 | Where is the Art? (WITA) is an online visual arts directory dedicated to locating artists, art galleries & exhibition spaces, art suppliers and art exhibitions in the Orana and Central West regions of NSW.
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