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Human Rights at Home

Focus and discuss human rights in Australia, including their essential and fundamental nature, where they come from and how they relate to moral rights and legal rights, duties and obligations. The need for a human rights charter or bill of rights will also be discussed using a case study on homelessness in Australia. [More]
$18 Limited inc GST
Human Rights at Home

Focus and discuss human rights in Australia, including their essential and fundamental nature, where they come from and how they relate to moral rights and legal rights, duties and obligations. The

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The 'End of Neo-Liberalism and Where to Next'?

Several scholars (notably, in the UK, John Gray and Martin Wolf) have announced the end of neo-Liberalism globally. Is this premature, or might there actually be a new alignment of the historical relationship between Markets & The State? A new phase of Capitalism? If so, with what implications for, among other things, social inequalities, social cohesion, and the nature of politics itself? [More]
$18 Limited inc GST
The 'End of Neo-Liberalism and Where to Next'?

Several scholars (notably, in the UK, John Gray and Martin Wolf) have announced the end of neo-Liberalism globally. Is this premature, or might there actually be a new alignment of the historical

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The Australian Family: Trends, Developments and Changes Over Time

How is the Australian family understood in today’s fast paced, global and ever changing world? We explore the changing nature of the Australian family and discuss developments and trends in how families are formed, and the personal, social and political forces influencing family change. This is an interactive workshop, incorporating lecture material and group discussion. COURSE OUTLINE The changing nature of the Australian family Discuss developments and trends in how families are... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
The Australian Family: Trends, Developments and Changes Over Time

<p>How is the Australian family understood in today’s fast paced, global and ever changing world? We explore the changing nature of the Australian family and discuss developments and trends in how

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Urban Design: What is It and Why is It Supposed to be Good for Us?

“Good urban design” is something which architects and planners are always waxing on about – and telling us that it is something which is good for us. But what is it exactly? Case studies of good and bad examples will be examined, including those of great urban design achievements from other times and other places. If time and logistical realities permit, a field trip in down-town Sydney will provide an opportunity for an assessment of some real-world examples of the good and the... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Urban Design: What is It and Why is It Supposed to be Good for Us?

<p>“Good urban design” is something which architects and planners are always waxing on about – and telling us that it is something which is good for us. But what is it exactly? Case studies of good

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Religion in Contemporary Politics: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Religion in contemporary society is seen by some to matter too much, yet by others to matter too little. Can sociological explanations be offered for this paradoxical state of affairs? And what does the future hold for the role of religion? [More]
$18 Limited inc GST
Religion in Contemporary Politics: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Religion in contemporary society is seen by some to matter too much, yet by others to matter too little. Can sociological explanations be offered for this paradoxical state of affairs? And what does

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The Influence of Advertisement and Propaganda in Modern Society

Advertising has evolved into a vastly complex form of communication, with thousands of different ways to get a message to the public and influence the way people view reality. The course explores the ways ideas can be transmitted into society, the use of advertisement and propaganda techniques in modern media, and discusses various ways of bringing commercial and political agendas into society. COURSE OUTLINE History of propaganda and commercial advertising. Historical and social... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
The Influence of Advertisement and Propaganda in Modern Society

<p>Advertising has evolved into a vastly complex form of communication, with thousands of different ways to get a message to the public and influence the way people view reality. The course explores

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Green Bans: What are They and Why are they Important?

Over the past couple of years or so, the future of one of Sydney’s most interesting modern buildings has been the subject of much public debate, political skirmishing, a controversial ministerial decision and a court judgement which effectively told the minister that he had got it wrong. The building in question is The Sirius, in the The Rocks – built as social housing in the 1970s but now the target of a state-government sell-off proposal. Those advocating its preservation have... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Green Bans: What are They and Why are they Important?

<p>Over the past couple of years or so, the future of one of Sydney’s most interesting modern buildings has been the subject of much public debate, political skirmishing, a controversial ministerial

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Gardens of Stone: How Can We Save It?

For over 80 years people have extolled the outstanding beauty of the Gardens of Stone, situated in Sydney’s backyard and next door to the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. So why are the Gardens of Stone’s globally significant pagodas collapsing? Why are its rare highland swamps dying? How can this precious area be protected and the local economy supported? SUGGESTED READING Gardens of Stone Heritage Report, online at www.gardensofstone.com Gardens of Stone Film, online at... [More]
$18 Limited inc GST
Gardens of Stone: How Can We Save It?

<p>For over 80 years people have extolled the outstanding beauty of the Gardens of Stone, situated in Sydney’s backyard and next door to the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. So why are the Gardens

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