Academy Papers

Trapped in the gap- Paul Bourke Lecture 2015

The 2015 Paul Bourke Lecture by Associate Professor Emma Kowal has now been published as an Academy Paper. Since the early 1970s, thousands of white, middle-class, progressive professionals have been moved by the plight of Indigenous communities and sought out work in Indigenous affairs. Emma Kowal became one of them when she moved from Melbourne […]

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Trusted Access Model

This Academy Paper is the outcome of two policy Roundtables convened by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in conjunction with the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (March 2015) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Department of Social Services (November 2015).

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Jubilee Fellows 2014

The Executive Committee of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, together with the entire Fellowship, join us in extending the honour of Jubilee Fellowship to two Fellows, Emeritus Professor Ronald Taft and Emeritus Professor John Legge, who were elected to the Academy in 1964.

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Keith Hancock Lecture 2014 -Resilience and fragility in the Asian Century

Behind every policy strategy, of government or business, lies a narrative that contextualises and justifies a course of action. Restrictive immigration policies are necessary to prevent an oversupply of labour and a taxing of our natural resources…allegedly. Who develops these narratives and how well informed are they? Often they derive from the thinking of influential […]

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Academy Papers 3/2013- Much confusion about inclusion in Australia’s largest education system

Over the last three decades, growing international recognition of the right of students with a disability to attend their local school has prompted change in the formation of education policies, schooling structures and pedagogical practice. Inclusion, as the movement has become known, has since been taken up and developed to different degrees in different regions and to differing degrees […]

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