Politics

Machiavelli — a man for our time?

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

Ryan Sheales on The Prince, the second in the Faculty of Arts’ 10 great books series. 

The sharing economy

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

The popularity of the ‘sharing economy’ poses legal challenges. Katherine Lake and Brad Jessup explain the issues.

The march to embrace human rights

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

The modern human rights movement has been built on a bedrock of shame, writes Ryan Sheales.

Are we there yet?

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

More than 100 years after the first International Women’s Day, in 1911, Australian women still face serious problems. The national rates of family violence are terrifying, and gender equity in the workplace is an ongoing battle. Zoe Nikakis explores the issues. 

Early childhood education under qualifications threat

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

Early Childhood Education Associate Professor Kay Margetts writes that the quality of education for children in care and pre-school is under threat by changes to the qualification requirements of staff.

Indigenous cadetships providing ideal workplace training

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

The naming of elite footballer Adam Goodes as the 2014 Australian of the Year exemplifies the commitment of modern Australia to eradicating racism and to closing the gap. Young Indigenous cadet Minnie Atkinson is one of the faces representing the University of Melbourne’s corresponding commitment. Gabrielle Murphy reports.

Coranderrk: Showing the way in the fight for justice

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Some 130 years after residents successfully lobbied for a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the management of Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, the history of this remarkable but little-known chapter of Australia’s past has been brought to life, first on stage, and now in print. Gabrielle Murphy reports.

Shape-shifting colonialism

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Professor Taiaiake Alfred, Founding Director of the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, a Kanien’kehaka man, (from the Mohawk Nation) gave the 2013 Narrm Oration in December. Following is an edited extract of his lecture.

Leading by example

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Marcia Langton and Ian Anderson are, respectively, the University of Melbourne’s Foundation Chairs in Australian Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Higher Education. Gabrielle Murphy spoke to them about their roles, their pathways, and their hopes for the future.