Category Archive: Authors A – Z

Taking Fire: Understandings of Indigenous Burning and Environmental Politics in Australia and the United States, 1910-2015

Taking Fire: Understandings of Indigenous Burning and Environmental Politics in Australia and the United States, 1910-2015

Daniel May

PhD Candidate, Australian National University

Non-Indigenous understandings of ‘fire-stick farming’ have historically existed not as anthropological curiosities but as political incendiaries, as competing interest groups have attempted to publically appropriate or Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/taking-fire-understandings-of-indigenous-burning-and-environmental-politics-in-australia-and-the-united-states-1910-2015

Upcoming Australian Policy and History Network Event

A research workshop convened by the Research School of Social Sciences, the Australian Policy History Network and the Museum of Australian Democracy:

‘How Australians Should Live: Historical perspectives on Current Policy Challenges’

Date: 1 November 2016 (TBC)

Venue: Australian National University

Leaders: Frank Bongiorno, Nicholas Brown, Bruce Chapman, David Lowe, Meredith Edwards, Stuart Macintyre, Sean Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/upcoming-australian-policy-and-history-network-event

The Wrong Moves: Adam Goodes and the Egalitarian Tradition in Australian Rules Football

by Will Peart

PhD Candidate, Deakin University

I am usually sympathetic to the Australian egalitarian tradition to dislike grandstanding and pretentiousness. But it turns out the naysayers are right: there’s something rotten about it. Given the brevity of Adam Goodes’ celebratory war dance in Round 9 of the AFL, a minor Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/the-wrong-moves-adam-goodes-and-the-egalitarian-tradition-in-australian-rules-football

Realigning Our Migration Policies, Taking a Holistic Approach to View Refugees as Skilled Migrants

by Kartia SnoekPhD CandidateMelbourne University

Abstract

Controlling who can and cannot migrate to Australia has been a part of the political landscape since Federation. In the first half of the twentieth century these exclusionary policies were based on race, predominantly aimed at restricting immigration from Asia and applied through a dictation Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/realigning-our-migration-policies-taking-a-holistic-approach-to-view-refugees-as-skilled-migrants

Art For (High) Art’s Sake

by Rebecca Hawkings PhD Candidate Department of Modern History Macquarie University

The Coalition Government’s presumptive Arts Minister, George Brandis, is as passionate about the arts sector as any previous Minister to hold the portfolio. But his ascension back into the role is not good news for Australian popular music practitioners.

The 2013 Federal Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/art-for-high-arts-sake

Raising our eyes in the wake of the Federal Election

by David Lowe

Director of the Alfred Deakin Research Institute at Deakin University and co-founder of the Australian Policy and History Network

 

Come September, Aussie Rules football fever is everywhere in Victoria, and indeed to varying extents, it captures attention throughout Australia. For the clubs lucky enough to be playing Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/raising-our-eyes

The 1965-66 mass killings in Indonesia: Recent developments towards historical justice

by Jemma Purdey

Alfred Deakin Research Institute

At the height of the Cold War, Indonesia’s Communist Party (PKI) was a significant force in national politics, with a growing following and increasing support from President Sukarno as he sought to share in what appeared would soon become a significant political power base. Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/the-1965-66-mass-killings-in-indonesia

University Autonomy and the Public Interest

by Hannah Forsyth

Executive Summary

  • University scholars have long argued that institutional autonomy and intellectual freedom are necessary conditions for assuring the integrity of tertiary education and university research.
  • Governments maintain the necessity for a proper accounting of public funding and ask universities to provide evidence that they are making optimum use Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/university-autonomy-and-the-public-interest

How much should Australians know about Papua New Guinea?

by Jon Ritchie, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University

 

In the last week Papua New Guinea (PNG) has received more exposure in the Australian media than it has for a very long time indeed.  Ever since news of the ‘Regional Resettlement Arrangement Between Australia and Papua New Guinea’ agreement between Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/how-much-should-australians-know-about-papua-new-guinea

Sending Our Women to War: The Role of Women in the Australian Army from 2000 to Today

Hannah Evans

School of Humanities, University of New England (UNE)

Executive summary

 

  • The roles of women in the Australian Army have undergone significant changes since the 1980s, and have led to more employment opportunities for women.
  • This article outlines the changing nature of female employment opportunities in the Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/sending-our-women-to-war-the-role-of-women-in-the-australian-army-from-2000-to-today

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