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Where have all the Koalas Gone?

Will today’s children ever see a koala in the wild? When the last Tasmanian Tiger died in Hobart Zoo in 1936, it heralded in its extinction. What now awaits the fate of Australia’s wildlife – such as our iconic koala – as governments unwind ‘green tape’? Will we soon have to confront our children’s question - "Where have all the koalas gone?" SUGGESTED READING 2014, Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia’s Future Environment, CSIRO Publishing 2009, Australia’s Biodiversity... [More]
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Where have all the Koalas Gone?

<p>Will today’s children ever see a koala in the wild? When the last Tasmanian Tiger died in Hobart Zoo in 1936, it heralded in its extinction. What now awaits the fate of Australia’s wildlife – such

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What is Happening in the Philippines?

Media reports on events in Mindanao have been superficial. We put the problem in perspective and explain what is new and what is not. We also examine at the controversial President Duterte. [More]
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What is Happening in the Philippines?

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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]
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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

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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]
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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

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Is the Pink Tide Receding?

Latin America’s “pink tide” governments arose in the final years of the 1990s and early 21st century, driven by popular resentment against World Bank austerity programs and the free market reforms of the neoliberal Washington Consensus. Hopes for a 21st Century socialism breaking with doctrinaire Communist models have been one major consequence. If the period 1990-2010 saw renewed popular insurgency follow the Soviet bloc collapse, Left and anti-neoliberal forces have lately been... [More]
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Is the Pink Tide Receding?

Latin America’s “pink tide” governments arose in the final years of the 1990s and early 21st century, driven by popular resentment against World Bank austerity programs and the free market reforms of

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The Middle Kingdom Strikes Back

China is increasingly taking a higher international profile. Its economic and military strength make it a power to be reckoned with in our region and even in the world as a whole. Australia needs to understand what China is doing and how this affects our other relationships especially with the USA. [More]

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North Korea: The Last Stalinist State

Discuss the political situation and developments of the last Stalinist state under its ‘supreme leader’ Kim Jong-un. In order to understand the difficult relationship and rivalry between North and South Korea, we will look at the history of the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. We will also investigate the roles China and America play in this still unresolved conflict. [More]
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North Korea: The Last Stalinist State

Discuss the political situation and developments of the last Stalinist state under its ‘supreme leader’ Kim Jong-un. In order to understand the difficult relationship and rivalry between North and

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