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  • Australian Universities as Anchors-in-Place: A Yunus Centre Provocation

    Australian Universities as Anchors-in-Place: A Yunus Centre Provocation

    February 11, 2021

    This important provocation from the Yunus Centre outlines the special responsibility that Universities have, as major players in the economic and social fabric of the communities and places of which they are part, to create opportunity and drive inclusive growth strategies. It details practical strategies that all Australian universities could embrace right now as they ...

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  • A question for the treasurer: how do you treat mental health without measuring well-being?

    A question for the treasurer: how do you treat mental health without measuring well-being?

    October 13, 2020

    Treasurer Josh Frydenberg mocked the idea of a “well-being budget” as “laughable” back in February. He’s got less reason to laugh now.

    According to an Essential Research poll last week, 78% of Australians agree the pandemic has exposed flaws in the economy and there is an opportunity to explore new ways to run things. A well-being ...

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  • Thinking economists are grappling with why their profession has made our lives worse

    Thinking economists are grappling with why their profession has made our lives worse

    September 24, 2020

    by Ross Gittins, Sydney Morning Herald

    Most economists are great believers in the need for “reform” – for other people, not themselves. Over the past 30 or 40 years, no profession has had more influence over the policies governments have pursued, but the results have hardly been flash.

    Even the lightning speed at which an epidemic in ...

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New Economy Journal

In University Education as in Many Other Industries, COVID-19 is a Crisis of Casualisation

In University Education as in Many Other Industries, COVID-19 is a Crisis of Casualisation

Kelsey Buchanan

In University Education as in Many Other Industries, COVID-19 is a Crisis of Casualisation
For anyone with an interest in the higher education system today, the anxiety is palpable. The ‘Job-Ready Graduates’ package has passed the Senate while universities, instead of speaking out, seemed content to bargain with the government and trade off affordable higher education for negligible promises of extra student places or...

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James Mumford’s ‘Vexed’, Reviewed

James Mumford’s ‘Vexed’, Reviewed

Jacob Debets

James Mumford’s ‘Vexed’, Reviewed
If you had to pick a defining characteristic of the year 2020, you could do worse than nominate polarisation – the division of people into two sharply contrasting groups or sets of opinions/beliefs. Everywhere across the Western World, deep splits are entrenching on fundamental issues of public interest: from climate...

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Colonial Conservation: The UN proposes the “biggest land grab in history”

Colonial Conservation: The UN proposes the “biggest land grab in history”

Duncan Wallace

Colonial Conservation: The UN proposes the “biggest land grab in history”
Survival International, an NGO that champions tribal peoples around the world, has issued a warning about a proposed UN plan to protect 30 percent of the planet by 2030. At the next Convention on Biological Diversity summit, world leaders plan to agree on turning 30% of the Earth into “Protected...

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