The central theme of the Workshop is how research builds knowledge about ageing, and how knowledge building is affected by the theoretical and empirical approaches adopted in research and the analytic methodologies employed.
Combating social exclusion through joined up policy Addressing social inclusion through whole-of-government approaches.
The two fold objectives of the workshop interact: to explore theories and evidence about social exclusion and significant social policy issues in Australia; and through these researcher/policymaker/practitioner conversations to advance understanding and knowledge about joined up government and community-consultative approaches.
This workshop aims to undertake a critical analysis of Australian climate change diplomacy, the relationship of the AP6 to the Kyoto Protocol and other international initiatives responding to climate change, such as the 27th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in Valencia(12-17 Nov).
This workshop will focus on the success and limitations of Australian anti-discrimination laws. Such laws have major importance as the symbol of our social commitment to equity and intergroup harmony, but they are also expected to provide remedies in individual cases of discrimination and mechanisms for deterring and reducing the incidence of discriminatory practices and behaviour.
The two-day workshop will explore the concept of police professionalism in Australian Police Services. In doing so it will bring together established researchers and leaders in their areas of expertise and police practitioners for the first time in this debate.
The workshop will bring together a group of academics and policy makers from a wide range of disciplines, including social policy, economics, law, psychology, public health, philosophy and sociology, as well as key stakeholders from the NGO sector, federal and state governments and Children’s Commissioners.
This workshop provides the opportunity to pool intellectual resources and develop expertise in the theoretical and empirical possibilities of cosmopolitanism as a concept for historical analysis and as an historical subject itself.
From terrorism to local insurgencies, conflict is endemic in today’s world. The clash between different religious, ethnic and civilisational norms is widely seen as particularly fateful. Dealing with the ensuing dilemmas is thus one of the most challenging tasks ahead.
Student engagement with post-compulsory education and training Meaning making in a context of blurred boundaries and shifting policy and work contexts
The landscape of schooling has changed immeasurably from its twentieth-century antecedents. While the need for higher levels of educational attainment is seen as paramount the means by which that is to be achieved have become increasingly complex.