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Live or Let Die: Research in Tough Economic Times
1 Live or Let Die: Research in Tough Economic Times
U. K. Research 2010 0953313824 / 9780953313822 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
79 pages. How can the UK maintain world class standards when money is tight? The next few years will be the toughest for the U K research community since the early 1990s. What does this mean for individual research fields, research groups and university departments? Research Fortnight put these questions and more to policymakers, leading research managers, professors and former vice-chancellors. Read what they have to say exclusively in "Live or let die: Research in tough economic times", a report which will help researchers and research managers navigate this new more uncertain landscape Highlights from this report include: The politics of funding cuts What is the coalition government's longer-term agenda for research and universities Running a university in the drought years What is it like to run a university when money is tight? What has past experience been? A generation of vice-chancellors cut their teeth running universities in leaner times. We bring you their stories, lessons and tips on surviving the future. Small is vulnerable Which research fields are more threatened in a funding crisis? Those that fail to demonstrate 'impact'? Orthose, such as nuclear physics, that have little political backing, or clout? What do subject-areas need to do to survive. Closing down gracefully Shutting down a department is one of the hardest tasks for any research manager. Is there a 'good' way to close down? We bring you examples of good practice and what not to do. How to do world-class science on a low-budget Many middle-income countries have experience of running elite research centres in a climate of low funding. How do they do this? Where do they raise funds from and how? How do they nurture and attract top talent? The leaders of top research institutions in Brazil and India reveal all. 
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The Truth about the Killing of Daniel Yock: Workers Inquiry Exposes Police Murder
2 The Truth about the Killing of Daniel Yock: Workers Inquiry Exposes Police Murder
Australia Labour Press Books 1994 1875639063 / 9781875639069 1st Edition Half-Leather Good 12mo 
158 pages including b/w illustrations. On March l9, 1994 an independent Workers Inquiry was convened in Brisbane to uncover the truth about the police killing of Daniel Yock, an 18 year old Aboriginal youth. Yock died on November 7, 1993 after being chased and tackled to the ground by police, handcuffed, left unconscious and then dumped in the back of a police paddy‘ wagon - all in broad daylight in front of eye-witnesses. Yock was the 52nd Aborigine to die in custody since the May 1989 cut-off date for the federal Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and the 151st since 1980. Held in the face of strenuous efforts by the state to silence it, the Workers Inquiry exposed not only the cause of Yock’s death, but the elaborate cover-up organised by the police, the Goss government and the Aboriginal leaderships. This volume contains the record of the campaign conducted by the Socialist Labour League and the Committee for a Workers Inquiry, the evidence which was presented to the public hearing, and the findings brought down by the Workers Inquiry. Name in the first page. 
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A strong Australia, Abbott, Tony
3 Abbott, Tony A strong Australia
Australia Tony Abbott 2012 0646590332 / 9780646590332 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
145 pages including illustrations. Book is about the values, directions and policy priorities of the next coalition government in a collection of nine major speeches made in 2012 by Tony Abbott. For some An insight into some good policies for the country. For some, a well written insight into some good policies for the country. For others, such vision was myopic enough for him to make several big mistakes, which ultimately prevented him from realising some sensible policy outcomes for Australia. 
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The Tragedy of Planning: Losing the Great Australian Dream, Alan J. Moran
4 Alan J. Moran The Tragedy of Planning: Losing the Great Australian Dream
Australia Institute of Public Affairs (AU) 2006 0909536678 / 9780909536671 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
85 pages including bibliographical references. The regulatory-induced price burden dashes the hopes of a great many aspiring home owners and has the potential to undermine the social cohesion and property ownership that does much to define us as a community. Reducing the regulatory imposts that are creating these conditions has to be a major priority. 
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Some of the Best Fitzgerald, Alan John Fitzgerald
5 Alan John Fitzgerald Some of the Best Fitzgerald
Australia Dalton Publishing Company 1970 0909906025 / 9780909906023 1st Edition 1st Printing Stapled Cover Good 12mo 
95 pages. Early in 1970 Alan Fitzgerald undertook a tour of the USA sponsored by the State Department. There he met Art Buchwald and Russell Baker and was reported in The Daily Texan under the heading, "Aussie Satirist from Down Under Jibes at Yanks". He visited Forest Lawn cemetery, Alcatraz and discovered the Statue of Liberty leaksin heavy rain. Culturally he was active, seeing Oh Calcutta, Hair and the All Girl Topless and Bottomless He shook hands with the Lt. Governor of Mississippi, the Governors of California and Iowa and was presented with the key to the city of Des Moines and the flag of the District of Columbia. All this came somewhat as an anti-climax to Fitzgerald who, in January, at dinner at Government House, Canberra, had found himself seated below the salt from Mr. Spiro Agnew, Vice-President of the Fitzgerald's determinationtotake politics seriously grew out of that traumatic Vice-Regal expenence. He lives in the Woden Valley suburb of Farrer with his wife Maria, and sons Dominic and Julian. Alan John Fitzgerald was an Australian author, journalist and satirist. He was known for his unwavering opposition to the Australian republican movement and worked alongside Tony Abbott during Abbott's tenure as president of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy during the 1990s. 
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The Bjelke-Petersen premiership, 1968-1983: Issues in public policy, Allan Patience
6 Allan Patience The Bjelke-Petersen premiership, 1968-1983: Issues in public policy
Australia Longman Cheshire 1985 0582714869 / 9780582714861 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
286 indexed pages. Between 1968 and I983 the Bjelke-Petersen coalition governments in Queensland devised and implemented some of the most controversial public policies yet seen in Australian political history. Bans on street marches, curtailments of civil liberties, the politicisation of the police, a determined stand on Aboriginal land rights, a curious attitude to parliamentary procedures and a host of similar issues evoked images of an authoritarian government which nonetheless maintained a remarkably successful electoral record. Towering over it all was the image of the Premier himself: implacably opposed to any political interference from Canberra or the South generally; self-righteous; frequently triumphing over political giants like Whitlam and Fraser; even testing the outer limits of the Australian federal system. This volume of essays critically analyses some of the most important public policies of the Bjelke-Petersen governments between I968 and I983 - the years in which the Queensland Liberal Party was the minority partner to the National (Country) Party in the coalition. The policies under scrutiny are explored in terms of their salient values, their methods of implementation, and their effectiveness. In addition, the central actors in the Bjelke-Petersen governments - particularly the Premier himself - are examined in terms of their roles in shaping the policies. 
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51st State? (Scribe Short Books), Altman, Dennis
7 Altman, Dennis 51st State? (Scribe Short Books)
Australia Scribe 2006 1920769986 / 9781920769987 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
137 pages. Australian prime ministers since Harold Holt have all fostered close relationships with the United States, but John Howard has initiated economic and military policies that have bound the two countries even tighter. As a result, many Australians now believe that not only our sovereignty but also our very identity as a nation is under threat, and that we are fast becoming America's 51st state. If this view is correct, it should be reflected not only in our foreign policy but also in our domestic policies. Indeed, the weakening of social safety nets, the privatisation of areas long seen as government responsibilities, and the signing of the Free Trade Agreement all point to the triumph of US-style neo-liberalism. Yet, as Dennis Altman shows, the story is not so simple. Even as official rhetoric immerses us ever deeper into the US worldview, the resilience of the Australian social contract is imposing real limits on the application of neo-liberal principles. And, despite his enthusiastic membership of the coalition of the willing, Howard has assiduously cultivated economic and political ties within our region which, as the global balance of power shifts, will become increasingly relevant. In this elegant and sophisticated meditation on Australian identity, Altman suggests that the tendency to attribute malign American influence to everything we dislike about the contemporary world is the flipside of seeing the US as the only model worthy of emulation, and serves to conceal the deeper questions we face namely, how does Australia imagine its future? 
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Fly A Rebel Flag: The Battle At Eureka, Annear, Robyn
8 Annear, Robyn Fly A Rebel Flag: The Battle At Eureka
Australia Black Dog Books 2004 1876372230 / 9781876372231 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
149 indexed pages. A fictionalised account of the Eureka stockade battle. The diggers took made a stand against license fees and police harassment. They took up arms, built a stockade and swore to defend themselves. When government troops stormed the Eureka stockade the battle last just twenty minutes, but it changed Australia forever. 
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Australia - The Constitution - as in force on 1 June 2003, Attorney-General's Dept and Australian Government Solicitor
9 Attorney-General's Dept and Australian Government Solicitor Australia - The Constitution - as in force on 1 June 2003
Australia Attorney-General's Department 2003 0642782857 / 9780642782854 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good Small 4to 
120 indexed pages. The Australian Constitution as in force on 1 June 2003 together with Proclamation Declaring the Establishment of the Commonwealth, Letters Patent Relating to the Office of Governor-General, Statute of Westminister Adoption Act 1942, Australia Act 1986 / with overview and notes and index by the Attorney-General's Department and Australia Government Solicitor. 
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Australia's Constitution: With overview and notes by the Australian Government Solicitor, Australian Government Solicitor
10 Australian Government Solicitor Australia's Constitution: With overview and notes by the Australian Government Solicitor
Australia Commonwealth of Australia / Australian Govt. Pub. Service 2010 1742293431 7th Edition Stapled Cover Very Good Small 16mo 
xix + 77 pages. Pocket Revised Reprint. The Constitution of Australia is the supreme law under which the government of the Commonwealth of Australia operates, including its relationship to the States. The Australian Constitution has operated since the federation of the Australian colonies in 1901. It establishes the framework of the main political institutions - legislature, executive and judicature - the relationships between them, and the powers of the Federal Parliament in relation to the States. The Constitution is technically an act of the British Parliament passed in 1900. The last vestiges of British legislative influence in Australia were eliminated with the passage of the Australia Act in 1986. 
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Queensland but Were Afraid to Ask, Bahnisch, Mark
11 Bahnisch, Mark Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Queensland but Were Afraid to Ask
Australia NewSouth Pub 2015 1742234348 / 9781742234342 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
173 indexed pages. Includes bibliographical reference. Everyone has heard the cliches about Queensland politics: Queensland is 'different'. It's the 'Deep North'. Its state elections exemplify Pineapple Party Time. But what if those cliches are in fact looking more like the state of affairs in the rest of Australia? Does the Sunshine State represent the new normal in Australian politics? Once, Queensland was seen as the land that time forgot, with a narrow economy based on agriculture, mining and transport - and conservative values. Then, from the 1980s, a transformation took place as the state modernised, entrenching democratic reforms and civil liberties. Yet now, in the era of Campbell Newman, the Palmer United Party and national politics that oozes alarmist populism, it feels like Queensland's history of eccentricity and unrest has colonised the whole country. So how does Queensland both point the way forward and shine a light on the way we live now? Political commentator and Queenslander Mark Bahnisch looks closely and boldly at the Queensland experience, from the Joh Era to the present. His must-read book reaches some surprising conclusions. "Bahnisch's deep north is a beautiful hive of scum and villainy one day, a perfect storm of gothic corruption the next" - John Birmingham - Mark Bahnisch was the founder of awardwinning political blog Larvatus Prodeo (2005u13) and his commentary has been published in Crikey, New Matilda, The Drum , the Australian Financial Review, The Australian and elsewhere. He has a PhD in sociology from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia and has lived in Brisbane for most of his life. There is a name and date in the title page. 
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My Career Behind the Iron Curtain, Barry, Andrew
12 Barry, Andrew My Career Behind the Iron Curtain
Australia Veta Pub 2004 0975139800 / 9780975139806 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
162 pages. Was life fun behind the Iron Curtain? It certainly wasn’t! Yet Andrew Barry looks back in time, from a distance, and finds the entertaining side of Working under a totalitarian regime. You Will encounter quirky characters such as Blade, the Communist Party Secretary, the sexy Union Rep, the drunk Minister, the corrupt Manager of the Government Store, the retrained Aristocrat and others oddly shaped by the system. ANDREW BARRY is a Hungarian-born Aussie who arrived in Sydney in 1956 after the failed Hungarian Revolution. This was his first book published after completing a post graduate course in Cognitive Science at the University of NSW - a black comedy about his early engineering years in a totalitarian system. It was launched in June 2004 at Woollahra Library, in Sydney. 
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Bolt: Worth Fighting For, Bolt, Andrew
13 Bolt, Andrew Bolt: Worth Fighting For
Australia Wilkinson Publishing 2016 1925265773 / 9781925265774 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
255 pages. Andrew Bolt is Australia’s most prominent and controversial commentator. In this second book of columns and reflections, Bolt is again in the front lines of our most urgent political and social debates, from Islam and immigration to the green movement and the rise of the slacktivist. But he also reveals his more personal side - the experiences that have shaped his values and love for this country. For some this book is ammunition. For others it’s fair warning. But for everyone it’s a test of their own values - and the reasons they hold them. Bolt’s columns are published nationally in News Corp newspapers, including Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Brisbane’s Courier Mail. He also runs Australia’s most-read political blog and hosts two week night shows - The Bolt Report on Sky News and a national Macquarie Radio show with Steve Price. Extra postage charges may apply to this book. 
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Bush Families of Tidbinbilla, Braxton, Dorothy
14 Braxton, Dorothy Bush Families of Tidbinbilla
Australia Australian Government Publishing Service 1974 0642005710 / 9780642005717 1st Edition Stapled Cover Very Good 8vo Frank Knight 
56 pages including b/w and colour illustrations. About wildlife, Sanctuary Wetlands and bushwalking The Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is a 54.5 square kilometres nature reserve, on the fringe of Namadgi National Park, in the Australian Capital Territory. Tidbinbilla offers outstanding wildlife viewing, the Sanctuary wetlands, bushwalking, great BBQ spots and fun for kids on the Discovery Playground. There is a small blacked out inscription in the first page. 
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Family and Local History Sources in Victoria, Brown, Frances et al
15 Brown, Frances et al Family and Local History Sources in Victoria
Australia Custodians of Records 1983 Reprint Stapled Cover Very Good 12mo 
80 pages including bibliography. There has been a burgeoning interest in tracing family origins over the last few years, a trend which will, no doubt, increase as Australia approaches its bi-centenary. Victoria, known as the Port Phillip District of the Colony of New South Wales from its settlement until separation in July 1851, will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 198A-5. It is therefore very timely that this useful booklet should be published as a guide to those involved in biographical research, genealogy and local history. There are a number of published guides to genealogical and local history resources but none which comprehensively covers all the major repositories in the State of Victoria. The members of the Custodians‘ group are to be congratulated on their co-operative effort of gathering information on the types of records which have survived and which are now held in various government departments and other locations. This booklet is not designed as a step-by-step guide to genealogical and local history research, but is commended as an invaluable survey of the records that are available, their location and how to gain access to them. Inscription in front fly. 
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Who Will Feed China? Wake-Up Call for a Small Planet (The - Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series), Brown, Lester R.
16 Brown, Lester R. Who Will Feed China? Wake-Up Call for a Small Planet (The - Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series)
U.S.A. W. W. Norton & Company 1995 039331409X / 9780393314090 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
165 indexed pages. To feed its 1.2 billion people, China may soon have to import so much grain that this action could trigger unprecedented rises in world food prices. In Who Will Feed China: Wake-up Call for a Small Planet, Lester Brown shows that even as water becomes more scarce in a land where 80 percent of the grain crop is irrigated, as per-acre yield gains are erased by the loss of cropland to industrialization, and as food production stagnates, China still increases its population by the equivalent of a new Beijing each year. When Japan, a nation of just 125 million, began to import food, world grain markets rejoiced. But when China, a market ten times bigger, starts importing, there may not be enough grain in the world to meet that need - and food prices will rise steeply for everyone. Analysts foresaw that the recent four-year doubling of income for China's 1.2 billion consumers would increase food demand, especially for meat, eggs, and beer. But these analysts assumed that food production would rise to meet those demands. Brown shows that cropland losses are heavy in countries that are densely populated before industrialization, and that these countries quickly become net grain importers. We can see that process now in newspaper accounts from China as the government struggles with this problem. In an integrated world economy, China’s rising food prices will become the world’s rising food prices. China’s land scarcity will become everyone’s land scarcity. And water scarcity in China will affect the entire world. China’s dependence on massive imports, like the collapse of the world’s fisheries, will be a wake-up call that we are colliding with the earth’s capacity to feed us. It could well lead us to redefine national security away from military preparedness and toward maintaining adequate food supplies. There is a name in the first page. 
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Ten Prime Ministers: Life Among the Politicians, Brown, Wallace
17 Brown, Wallace Ten Prime Ministers: Life Among the Politicians
Australia Longueville Books 2002 1920681043 / 9781920681043 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo Adam Yazxhi 
246 pages. Includes index and illustrations. A captivating inside account of the strengths, weaknesses and personalities of Australia's last ten prime ministers, from Menzies to Howard. Untold stories of the travels, conversations and experiences of ten people who have shaped our country over the last 40 years. There is an inscription in the first page. 
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Schools of Thought: A Collection of Articles on Education, Buckington, Jennifer
18 Buckington, Jennifer Schools of Thought: A Collection of Articles on Education
Australia Centre for Independent Studies 2009 1864322004 / 9781864322002 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
ix + 96 pages. Schools policy in Australia has undergone significant changes. As a policy researcher at The Centre for Independent Studies and former schools editor at The Australian newspaper, Jennifer Buckingham has been a significant contributor to the public debate surrounding these changes, drawing on research and reason to argue for reforms to improve quality and equity in education. This collection of opinion articles published in major newspapers since 2000 provides a sample of Buckingham's work, covering a range of topics including school choice, school funding, reporting and accountability, teacher training and employment, and education research. Contents: Foreword by Professor Steven Schwartz. Preface by Jennifer Buckingham School ChoiceSchool Funding. Non-government Schools. Religious Schools. Autonomy & Leadership. Class Size. Curriculum. School accountability and 'league tables'. Eductions research and statistics. Teacher emoployment and teacher pay. Teacher training. Reading. 
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New Questions for Contemporary Teachers: Taking a Socio-Cultural Approach to Education, Burnett, Bruce; Daphne Meadmore; Gordon Tait
19 Burnett, Bruce; Daphne Meadmore; Gordon Tait New Questions for Contemporary Teachers: Taking a Socio-Cultural Approach to Education
Australia Pearson 2004 1741032261 / 9781741032260 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
170 indexed pages including bibliography. There is highlighting in some pages. New Questions for Contemporary Teachers: taking a socio-cultural approach to education is an introductory overview of sociology of education. Typically taught as a compulsory subject in education programs, the book covers the needs of both primary and secondary student teachers. From the same team that authored Understanding Education and Practising Education, this title comprises all new chapters reflecting current sociological and educational perspectives. It is divided into three distinctive sections: How to govern? Do we all get a fair go? and Where Now? * Section 1 examines the mechanisms of governance and rejects the simplistic "domination and coercion" model of the exercise of power. Each chapter within the section explores the ways in which social management occurs through careful and targeted regulation. * Section 2 investigates the questions about how society distributes wealth and access without lapsing into reductionism. It focuses on how notions such as "cultural capital" and "habitus" shape educational outcomes. * Section 3 examines the issues relevant to the future of education such as the advances in technology, the role the government plays in implementing school-based management practices and ways in which schools can become more globalised and become far more multi-national, multi-faith and multi-cultural geographic communities. Table of Contents: 1. Why ask new questions? Gordon Tait Part 1 - How do we govern? 2. What is the relationship between social governance and schooling? Gordon Tait 3. The rise and rise of testing: how does this shape identity? Daphne Meadmore 4. What do we mean by "risky kids"? Jill Brannock 5. What is the significance of literacy? Karen Dooley Part 2 - Do we all get "a fair go"? 6. How does social class work to make the great divide? Daphne Meadmore 7. Gender equity and education: what are the issues now? Sandra Taylor 8. How does "othering" constitute cultural discrimination? Bruce Burnett 9. What role do culture and race have in literate futures? Jean Phillips, Jo Lampert, Annah Healy, Part 3 - What now? 10. Technophobes or technophiles? Bruce Burnett 11. What does economic management have to do with education? Peter Meadmore 12. So where are we heading? Jo Ferreira & Anne Hudson 
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Training Australians: A better way of Working, Business Council of Australia
20 Business Council of Australia Training Australians: A better way of Working
Australia Business Council of Australia 1990 0909865337 / 9780909865337 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
142 pages including b/w illustrations. 27 case studies from leading Australian organisations of their best training strategies. In its submission to the Commonwealth Government arising from the Ministerial paper "Industry Training in Australia", the Business Council undertook to collect and disseminate information on best practice in training in leading Australian companies. Companies from a wide spectrum of industrial and commercial sectors were invited to participate. Most of the companies which were asked to participate and contribute to this document did so. Companies which were asked to participate were not exclusively members of the Business Council. Companies were asked to describe their training approaches either for the whole of their company or for a particular operating division or subsidiary. The choice as to which training approach was to become their case study was determined by the company. Therefore, considerable variability exists between the description of each company’s training initiatives. Whenever a 'total' view of training was presented for the entire company, the case study often included statements concerning the company's mission, philosophy and overall human resource strategy. Whenever a company preferred to describe a particular initiative or the training involved in a particular subsidiary, the company often chose not to comment on philosophy but restricted its discussion to specific activities. Companies were provided with a suggested five-heading outline for their contribution: forces of change; human resource strategies; skills formation processes; skills formation effort; outcomes. Considerable latitude was given to the companies as to the manner in which they addressed this outline, and to the word length of their submissions. The result is a publication with great diversity and stands as one of the most detailed documentations of current training and development practices in Australia. The Business Council of Australia engaged Wescol Pacific, the Training and Consultancy Division of Wesley College, Melbourne, to collect and prepare for publication this series of case studies. 
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