Serangoon Road is an Australian-Singapore ten part TV series. A detective noir drama set in the sixties, Serangoon Road is set in a time when Singapore was breaking away from Malaysia and becoming an independent state. As well as the turbulence occurring in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia at the time, the drama also references conflict […]
Abstract: The notion of place is integral to any understanding of cultural sustainability. Present and future places are the product of the political negotiations of past places. How we recreate and represent the history and the stories of a place impacts the individual and collective cultural identities associated with it. Moreover, these representations help to determine who does, or does not, belong. When planning for the sustainment of cultures, we need to draw on our ethical responsibility to ensure that everybody and every culture enjoys the right to a sense of belonging.
Abstract: Until recent times, the standard globalization model has been to maximize profit by moving manufacture to locations where wages are low, and there are fewer obstacles, such as environmental standards. This model has been supported by a form of branding which elides the means of production, separating consumer from producer.
Information about the outcomes for students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) during 2012 is presented in this publication. The figures are derived from the Student Outcomes Survey, which focuses on students' employment outcomes and satisfaction with VET in Australia. Information about the level and type of training students undertake, further study patterns and reasons for not continuing with the training (where applicable) is also collected.
Tim Dunlop, author of The New Front Page: New Media and the Rise of the Audience, argues we need to stop talking about new media versus old media and instead look at ways for them to work together in service of the citizens they purport to serve.
As far as the media is concerned: this is the best of times, this is the worst times.
The worst, because no one has figured out how to make the important journalism on which a democracy relies pay for – and thus sustain – itself.
This paper outlines a range of principles and actions that the Australia Council has committed to over the next triennium to ensure people with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to the arts.
The findings in this paper allow policy makers around the world to gauge the knowledge and skills of students in their own countries in comparison with those in other countries, set policy targets against measurable goals achieved by other education systems, and learn from policies and practices applied elsewhere.
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This paper explores how US adults with chronic health conditions gather, share, and create health information, both online and offline.
The paper finds a “diagnosis difference” that is tied to several aspects of health care and technology use. For example, holding other variables constant (including age, income, education, ethnicity, and overall health status), the fact that someone has a chronic condition is independently associated with being offline.
The Internet has enabled new online systems for collaborating, discussing and reflecting online about ideas, practices and concepts. This type of web based affordance can enable participation in a distributed way. That is, the participants can collaborate without being in the same physical space but can take part from dispersed locations such as schools. Collaboration in education is a process for the co-creation of knowledge while sharing physical or virtual space where communities of co-creators can share, explore and create knowledge.
This paper provides assessments of some of the most promising technical tools for predictive policing, which is the use of analytical techniques to identify promising targets for police intervention with the goal of preventing crime, solving past crimes, and identifying potential offenders and victims.
From online media portals to phone apps and twitter poetry, technology is transforming the written word. So how are creators and consumers navigating the digital frontiers and how will these changes affect the way we read and write into the next decade?
This audit examined 11 public sector agencies and found that the policy, standards and protection mechanisms for the security of the state’s information and communications technology (ICT) systems and data have not been effectively applied. Agencies undertake only limited monitoring of suspicious internal network activity, and they do not have a capability to detect an intrusion into sensitive public sector systems.
Australia wants to foster innovation in a digital economy, but our copyright laws discourage businesses from investing in new technologies and make it harder for individuals to access the knowledge upon which innovation is based. Yesterday’s US decision in the Google Books case shows why US copyright law is much more supportive of innovation than ours.
Abstract: In early 2012, 76 heavily armed police conducted a raid on a house in Auckland, New Zealand. The targets were Kim Dotcom, a German national with a NZ residency visa, and several colleagues affiliated with Megaupload, an online subscription-based peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing facility. The alleged offences involved facilitating unlawful file sharing and United States federal criminal copyright violations.
On Facebook, the largest social media platform, news is a common but incidental experience, according to an initiative of Pew Research Center in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Overall, about half of adult Facebook users, 47%, “ever” get news there. That amounts to 30% of the population.