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Gender Policy in Australian Schools

A Missed Opportunity?

Deborah Hartman

This paper describes the rise of boys’ education as a substantial social and educational issue in Australia in the 1990s, mapping the changes in Australian discourses on boys’ education in this period. Ideas and authors informed by the men’s movement entered the discourses about boys’ education, contributing to a wave of teacher experimentation and new ways of thinking about gender policies in schools. The author suggests that there is currently a policy impasse, and proposes a new multi-disciplinary approach bringing together academic, practitioner, policy, and public discourses on boys’ education.

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Hannah Swee

In Far North Queensland (FNQ), a region in the northeast of Australia, cyclones occur annually as a season of weather. As a result of this frequency of cyclonic activity, the majority of the people who inhabit this region have experienced a cyclone

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Investigating Australians' Trust

Findings from a National Survey

Samantha B. Meyer, Tini C. N. Luong, Paul R. Ward, George Tsourtos and Tiffany K. Gill

Trust has been identified as an indicator within Social Quality theory. As an important component of social quality, trust has become increasingly important in modern society because literature suggests that trust in a number of democratic countries is declining. Modern technologies and specialties are often beyond the understanding of lay individuals and thus, the need for trusting relations between lay individuals and organizations/individuals has grown. The purpose of the study was to examine the extent to which Australians (dis)trust individuals and organizations/institutions. A national postal survey was conducted with 1,044 respondents recruited using the electronic white pages directory. Findings from multivariate analyses suggest that income, age, sex, and health status are associated with trust in groups of individuals and trust in organizations/institutions. The findings highlight populations where trust needs to be (re)built. Future government policy and practice should utilize these findings as a means of facilitating social quality.

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Donna Houston, Diana McCallum, Wendy Steele and Jason Byrne

basis of an extraordinarily limited understanding of the social world and is, for the most part, untouched by theoretical debate of any kind at all. ( Shove 2010: 278 ) Climate change is a messy policy issue in Australia. At the federal level, the need

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“Space without People”

Austro-German Filmmaker, Bestselling Author, and Journalist Colin Ross Discovers Australia

Siegfried Mattl

caption was meant to strike the reader with amazement: “Our reporter Dr. Colin Roß with his wife and children (who accompanied him on his tour through Africa) has embarked for Australia, to the primitive peoples of the South Sea Islands. Photographs and

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Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific

“Savagery” and “Civilization” in the Australian Interwar Imaginary

Nicholas Halter

Following World War I, the Pacific Islands became increasingly accessible to the average Australian with improvements in transportation and the growth of trade and business, Christian outreach, and colonial administration in the region. Economic

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When Transit States Pursue Their Own Agenda

Malaysian and Indonesian Responses to Australia's Migration and Border Policies

Antje Missbach and Gerhard Hoffstaedter

transit states, but may face open refusal and more subtle forms of noncompliance. This article demonstrates in particular that Australia's outsourced policies to prevent asylum seekers’ irregular departure from Malaysia and Indonesia did not meet the

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Worldly Tastes

Mobility and the Geographical Imaginaries of Interwar Australian Magazines

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

By the mid-1930s, Australians were enamored with travel and mobility, and took part in a bourgeoning culture of tourism and organized travel. 1 While the development of rail networks and the democratization of car travel stimulated new forms of

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Frances Steel

largely from Australia, were changing, but also the forms in which they were expressed and through which they circulated. New market possibilities generated by a growing urban middle class in particular stimulated the production of a range of glossy

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Travel Writers and Traveling Writers in Australasia

Responses to Travel Literatures and the Problem of Authenticity

Helen Bones

, Australia, and at age six immigrated to New Zealand. She was also a woman, a fact that escaped the notice of many reviewers who simultaneously praised the masculine virility of her work. Edith Lyttleton, as she was otherwise known, lived a semi-nomadic life