Tag Archive: debate

Leading the World or Falling Behind?

by Marilyn Lake, Professor in History, La Trobe University


Scientists generally agree that the emission of carbon generated by industrialised economies, if left unchecked, will cause catastrophic changes in the earth’s climate leading to warmer temperatures, rising sea levels, failures in agriculture, prolonged droughts and an increasing incidence of extreme weather events, Read more »

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Diversity and Excellence: Prompts from the History of the Tertiary Education Sector

by Francesca Beddie, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)


Executive summary

  • Debates arising out of the Martin Committee’s inquiry into the future of tertiary education in the 1960s prompt the question: will the present target to have 40 per cent of all 25-34 year olds with at least a bachelor 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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