Introduction: Strengthening the alliance
Obama’s politics of liberal internationalism promoted the rule of law, free trade and democratic values throughout the Asia Pacific. At the same time, his pragmatic realism was designed to secure the United States’ position in the region. This approach extended to deepening ties with regional allies and fostering the growth and corporatisation of US cyber capability. On both counts, he found a willing ally in Australia. Obama’s specific legacy, then, was to consolidate US–Australia political and economic relations
THERE ARE A number of avenues through which the ‘place’ of Indigenous people in Australia can be approached. One fundamental arena of struggle has been over land rights. The approach to rights taken here, however, starts from an account of suffering and sets out to trace the political roots of that suffering. One of the clearest forms of suffering to mark Aboriginal lives in Australia is entrenched and widespread ill-health. Thus, across the Indigenous community, the story is one of premature death, often from diseases associated with
Training the ‘natives’ as nurses in
Australia: so what went wrong?
The story of the Aboriginal women who participated in Australia’s
nursing history remains largely untold. In the first six decades of the
twentieth century, Aboriginal people were confronted with harsh
exclusionary practices that forced them to live in settlements, reserves
and missions.1 While many Aboriginal women worked in domestic
roles (in white people’s homes and on rural properties), small numbers were trained at public hospitals and some Aboriginal women
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The life and times of women’s policy
machinery in Australia1
Historically in Australia women have been policy shapers
as well as policy takers and have called on the state to
promote social reform and equal opportunity. This was the
path that led to the appearance of ‘femocrats’ in government in the 1970s and 1980s, with a mandate to achieve
more gender equality policy outcomes. Australia became
well known for its femocrats, a term that Australia gave
the world, and for their innovations in governance
Linda Leung (2018) Technologies of Refuge and Displacement: Rethinking
Digital Divides (Lanham, MA: Lexington Books), hardcover, 141 pages;
ISBN: 978-1-14985-0002-9 In her book Technologies of Refuge and Displacement: Rethinking Digital
Divides , Linda Leung – a researcher at University of Technology
Sydney, Australia – provides a systematic empirical analysis of data collected
between 2007 and 2011, which involved more than 100 interviews with individuals from
Four Decisive Challenges Confronting Humanitarian Innovation
Gerard Finnigan and Otto Farkas
28 , 998 , doi: 10.1353/hrq.2006.0039 .
ACFID ( 2016 ), Innovation for Impact: How Australian NGOs Nurture
and Scale Up New Ideas ( Deakin :
Australian Council for International
Age and Disability Capacity Programme
(ADCAP) ( 2018 ),
Standards for Older People and People with Disabilities: Age and
Disability Consortium ( London
Sandvik , K.
B. ( 2018 ), ‘ Technology, Dead
Male Bodies, and Feminist Recognition: Gendering ICT Harm
Theory’ , Australian Feminist Law
Journal , 44 : 1 ,
49 – 69 .
Sandvik , K.
B. ( 2019 ), ‘ Technologizing the
Fight against Sexual Violence: A Critical Scoping’, PRIO
Paper (Oslo: PRIO) , www
This book focuses on the ways in which the British settler colonies of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa treated indigenous peoples in relation to political rights, commencing with the imperial policies of the 1830s and ending with the national political settlements in place by 1910. Drawing on a wide range of sources, its comparative approach provides an insight into the historical foundations of present-day controversies in these settler societies.
This book considers the underlying causes of the end of social democracy's golden age. It argues that the cross-national trend in social democratic parties since the 1970s has been towards an accommodation with neo-liberalism and a corresponding dilution of traditional social democratic commitments. The book looks at the impact of the change in economic conditions on social democracy in general, before examining the specific cases of Germany, Sweden and Australia. It examines the ideological crisis that engulfed social democracy. The book also looks at the post-1970 development of social policy, its fiscal implications and economic consequences in three European countries. It considers the evolution of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) from its re-emergence as a significant political force during the 1970s until the present day under José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. The book also examines the evolution of the Swedish model in conjunction with social democratic reformism and the party's relations to the union movement. It explores the latest debate about what the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) stands for. The SPD became the role model for programmatic modernisation for the European centre-left. The book considers how British socialist and social democratic thought from the late nineteenth century to the present has treated the objective of helping people to fulfil their potential, talents and ambitions. It aims to contribute to a broader conversation about the future of social democracy by considering ways in which the political thought of 'third way' social democracy might be radicalised for the twenty-first century.
‘The Southern Cross has vanished
in the dawn. Over the city of Sydney, the brilliance of a summer’s day
has broken. It is the third of February 1954. A day of high summer – and
of high history for Australia.’
So opens the narration of the Australian government film
The Queen in Australia (1954), describing the triumphal entrance
into Sydney Harbor of the recently crowned