Tag Archive: Deakin University

The Reforming Spirit

Liam Byrne

University of Melbourne

George Megalogenis recently argued in the Quarterly Review that contemporary policy-making in Australia is hindered by a bi-partisan commitment to orthodoxies that no longer reflect the economic, political, and social realties of Australia in the 21st century. Policy makers are, he posited, stuck in Read more »

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Constructing Asia Literacy as a Policy Problem

Rebecca Cairns

Deakin University

Australia-Asia relations represent an ongoing public policy question with a long and vexed history. In education, studies of Asia have been a national policy concern since the early 1970s. Responding to shifts in the economic and geo-political landscape, a consistent flow of policies and governmental reports argued Read more »

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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 »

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The History of Australia’s Representation in the United States

The History of Australia’s Representation in the United States

In October 2014 Deakin University’s Contemporary Histories Research Group hosted, with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and King’s College London, a special, two-day event examining the history of Australia’s diplomatic representation to the United States.

This year, 2015, marks 75 years of Australian representation, so the event was especially timely. Our two days included scholarly papers on the history Read more »

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Politicians, History and Policy

by David Lowe, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University


Executive Summary

  • The need for an Australian web-network of historians who engage with current policy issues seems well-founded.
  • Research behaviour encouraged by the new Excellence for Research in Australia scheme doesn’t necessarily encourage contributions to public debate.
  • A robust sense of public Read more »

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