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Public Health At Risk: A Us Free Trade Agreement Could Threaten Access To Medicines In Thailand, Jakkrit Kuanpoth, Gawain Kripke, Stephanie Weinberg Jan 2006

Public Health At Risk: A Us Free Trade Agreement Could Threaten Access To Medicines In Thailand, Jakkrit Kuanpoth, Gawain Kripke, Stephanie Weinberg

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Even though the world faces the threat of potential new epidemics like avian influenza, the effects of trade rules on public health attract little attention. Governments recently reaffirmed their commitment to meet the Millennium Development Goals which include combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other major diseases, yet little attention is given to the implications of United States Free Trade Agreements (US FTAs) with developing countries such as Thailand, for access to affordable medicines to treat those diseases. These FTAs do much more than regulate tariffs for cross-border trade in goods and services: they change the rules of intellectual property protection ...


Up The Creek And Out At Sea: The Resurfacing Of The Public Right To Fish, Warwick Gullett Jan 2006

Up The Creek And Out At Sea: The Resurfacing Of The Public Right To Fish, Warwick Gullett

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The ancient common law public right to fish has had increasing resonance since 2001 when the High Court in Yarmirr denied the existence of asserted exclusive offshore native title rights in large part because of the “fundamental inconsistency” between them and the public right to fish. The Yarmirr decision also established that non-exclusive offshore native title rights must be consistent with the public right. This creates the potential for litigation where it is asserted that actions of native title holders have infringed the public right or where recreational anglers purportedly exercising the public right in an area subject to a ...


Contesting The Merits Of Aquaculture Development: Port Stephens Pearls Pty Ltd V Minister For Infrastructure And Planning [2005] Nswlec 426, Warwick Gullett Jan 2006

Contesting The Merits Of Aquaculture Development: Port Stephens Pearls Pty Ltd V Minister For Infrastructure And Planning [2005] Nswlec 426, Warwick Gullett

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Australia's aquaculture industry has grown rapidly since the mid-1990s. It has become the fastest growing industry in the primary sector and is a valuable contributor to development in regional areas. However, there is increasing community concern about the potential environmental impacts of aquaculture. Concerns vary enormously depending on the type of aquaculture activities but they typically include habitat modification, marine floor degradation, diminished water quality, disease, translocation of aquatic organisms, cumulative impacts and, particularly in highly populated coastal stretches (such as in New South Wales ('NSW')), effects on amenity values. The challenge is to develop an approval process for ...


Out Of The Blue: An Act For Australia's Oceans, Chris Smyth, Meg Lee, Rob Prof Rob Fowler, Gregory L. Rose, Marcus Haward Jan 2006

Out Of The Blue: An Act For Australia's Oceans, Chris Smyth, Meg Lee, Rob Prof Rob Fowler, Gregory L. Rose, Marcus Haward

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The National Environmental Law Association (NELA) and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) have prepared Out of the blue to initiate public discussion about the future of Australia’s oceans laws, planning and management.

NELA is a multi-disciplinary national organisation with the objectives of furthering the role of environmental law in Australia and serving the needs of practitioners in law, planning, natural resources and environmental management, environmental science and environmental impact assessment to obtain and exchange information on issues relevant to environmental law and policy.

One of its themes is to focus on the harmonisation of environmental laws across Australia. ACF ...


Covert Disclosures: Unauthorised Leaking, Public Officials And The Public, Kathryn Flynn Jan 2006

Covert Disclosures: Unauthorised Leaking, Public Officials And The Public, Kathryn Flynn

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This paper highlights the role of unofficial sources—unauthorized “leakers”—in the public sector and their contribution to investigative journalism and to a lesser extent to routine news production. Unauthorized sources do not enjoy the ease of access to journalists, the economic resources, the human resources, nor the legitimacy conferred on official sources. Interviews conducted with journalists and sources show that at times these barriers have been overcome through the establishment of relationships of trust based on the confidentiality of the identity of the source and through careful cross-checking by journalists of information supplied by leakers.


Henry James, Affect And The Writer/Researcher, Catherine Cole Jan 2006

Henry James, Affect And The Writer/Researcher, Catherine Cole

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In this paper I am going to examine the role of the fiction writer/academic in university writing programs, especially the way in which they wear numerous research hats. Multi-skilled in every sense of the word, they range over university research restlessly - research for a novel one day, pedagogical research the next, time snatched, if they're lucky, to pursue their 'formal' research projects, to apply for funding not just from the ARC but from the Literature Board and other community funds available to writers. They find the time to give conference papers and meet other researchers in their fields ...


Language, Literacy And Education In Diverse Contexts: Theory, Research And Practice, Koo Yew Lie, Peter Kell Jan 2006

Language, Literacy And Education In Diverse Contexts: Theory, Research And Practice, Koo Yew Lie, Peter Kell

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The articles in this first volume are articles situated in diverse social and institutional environments both in Australia and Malaysia. Here, the scholars discuss literacy, language and education issues from their academic experience in multilingual and multicultural contexts of schools, higher education and cultural communities such as digital and culture consuming communities. Contributors engage in literacy issues emerging from the diversity of communities straddling overlapping local-global contexts as well as communities of practice distinguished in terms of class, ethnicity, religion, spirituality and ideology. These are affiliated through common values and interests which transcend the divides of ethnicity, class, religion and ...


Festival Filosofia Sui Sensi / Philosophical Festival Of The Senses, Richard Mohr Jan 2006

Festival Filosofia Sui Sensi / Philosophical Festival Of The Senses, Richard Mohr

Faculty of Law - Papers (Archive)

Three cities, three days, how many senses? I lost count in the eruption of designer menus, philosophy "master classes," children's activity spaces, all night music parties, herbs and spices, exhibitions including Picasso erotica, and strolls past the flower, fish and formaggio sections of the market in Modena. The latest edition of the city's philosophy festival organized each year since 2001 was dedicated to the senses. From Friday to Sunday, 16-18 September, 2005 Modena and its smaller neighbors Carpi and Sassuolo gave over their piazzas, exhibition spaces, libraries, restaurants and churches to the festival. The trains between the three ...


Territory, Landscape And Law In Three Images Of The Basque Country, Richard Mohr Jan 2006

Territory, Landscape And Law In Three Images Of The Basque Country, Richard Mohr

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Spending time in the Basque country while preparing a contribution to a workshop on landscape and identity focussed my attention on how the Basques were expressing their own identity in their own characteristic and lovely landscape. On arriving in Bilbao a few weeks before the regional elections in 2001, I read the Spanish newspaper El Mundo's description of the Basque landscape as a "Gulag", where the populace lived in fear of terrorism and xenophobia. This was hardly the first impression that came to my mind as I walked streets full of election posters, shoppers, and groups of people dropping ...


Exclusive Economic Zones And Pacific Developing Island States - Who Really Gets All The Fish?, Quentin A. Hanich, Ben M. Tsamenyi Jan 2006

Exclusive Economic Zones And Pacific Developing Island States - Who Really Gets All The Fish?, Quentin A. Hanich, Ben M. Tsamenyi

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The establishment of exclusive economic zones (EEZs), through the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC), changed the allocation of fishing rights. These zones allocated all fishing rights within 200 nautical miles of land to neighbouring coastal States. This change dramatically increased sovereign rights for Pacific small island States. In many cases, these States, with limited terrestrial resources, were allocated large resource rich EEZs that had previously been dominated by distant water fishing States. Distant water fishing States, concerned that they would lose access to 85-90% of the world's active fishing grounds, argued that the ...


Japanese Government Policy And The Reality Of The Lives Of The Zanryu Fujin, Rowena Ward Jan 2006

Japanese Government Policy And The Reality Of The Lives Of The Zanryu Fujin, Rowena Ward

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The zanryu fujin, (or stranded war wives) are former Japanese female emigrants to Manchuria who, for various reasons, remained in China at the end of World War Two. They were for a long time the forgotten members of Japan's imperialist past. The reasons why the women did not undergo repatriation during the years up to 1958, when large numbers of the former colonial emigrants returned to Japan, are varied, but in many cases, their 'Chinese' families played some part. The stories of survival by these women during the period immediately after the entry of Russia into the Pacific War ...


Arthur And Corinne Cantrill: The Film's The Thing. [Experimental Film Makers Interviewed By Burt, Warren.], Warren Burt Jan 2006

Arthur And Corinne Cantrill: The Film's The Thing. [Experimental Film Makers Interviewed By Burt, Warren.], Warren Burt

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

They bought their Bolex camera in 1960, and their first experimental films followed in 1961-62. Films like Mud, Kinegraffiti, Galaxy and Nebulae, were all more or less stylised or abstract with sound-tracks inspired by musique concrete experiments. In the years that followed, they made a large number of films, published 100 issues of Cantrills Film notes and gave innumerable screenings of works by themselves and other experimental filmmakers. This is a severely edited version of an interview conducted by Warren Burt via telephone on 2 September 2006.


Aspire And Be Inspired As A Korea Foundation Fellow: Pay It Forward In The Long-Term, Brian Yecies Jan 2006

Aspire And Be Inspired As A Korea Foundation Fellow: Pay It Forward In The Long-Term, Brian Yecies

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This essay's title refers to the 2000 feature film Pay it Forward directed by Mimi Leder and starring the talented Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osment. The film is not all that great in terms of making a contribution to the art of cinema, which is what I research and teach. However, its message carries a deep meaning. The phrase "pay it forward" captures the spirit of the potential impact Korea Foundation fellows have/can have in and on society. Everything we do and everyone we come in contact with in our lives is touched in some ...


The Elephant's Shelter, Madeleine T. Kelly Jan 2006

The Elephant's Shelter, Madeleine T. Kelly

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Through a kind of surreal anamorphosis, these paintings reflect our current political reality to expose its hidden side – dreams, desires, hallucination. Thin washes of paint evoke a sense of environmental forecasts – in particular, global warming. Sole figures enact activities in largely uninhabited landscapes, trees morph while nature eerily hangs in strange balance against potential collapse. Many of these works were painted during an Australia Council residency at the Cité internationale, Paris.


Think Tank, Madeleine T. Kelly Jan 2006

Think Tank, Madeleine T. Kelly

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

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Ground Control, Madeleine T. Kelly Jan 2006

Ground Control, Madeleine T. Kelly

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

WELCOME to DELL Gallery. COLONIAL TO CONTEMPORARY: Queensland College of Art 125 Years is a major project incorporating three group exhibitions and an extensive publication. A Historical Overview 1881-1974 was exhibited between 10 June - 16 July, and we are now pleased to host A Contemporary Overview 1974-2006 in DELL Gallery, and The Staff Self-Portrait Project at COLLEGE Gallery until 27 August 2006. Combined, the project draws on the work of over 150 participants, and is supported by a series of free gallery tours, school and community group presentations, published Gallery Guides, and major related events.

Perhaps fi ttingly, this has ...


The French And Their Minorities: The Legal 'Linguicide' Arsenal, Henri A. Jeanjean Jan 2006

The French And Their Minorities: The Legal 'Linguicide' Arsenal, Henri A. Jeanjean

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

French Government policies to exclude, silence or outlaw regional minority languages date back as far as the 16th century and are clearly manifest in the nation’s legislation. Despite this, marginal languages have continued to survive and in some cases have experienced notable revivals. Perhaps to combat this resistance, a stronger arsenal was developed by the dominant culture in the 1990s—in particular through an amendment of Article 2 of the Constitution and the Toubon Law—in order to ensure the eradication of regional languages.


Horizontes Distópicos En La Literatura Infantil: El Caso De La Esclavitud En La Saga De Harry Potter, Luis Gomez Romero Jan 2006

Horizontes Distópicos En La Literatura Infantil: El Caso De La Esclavitud En La Saga De Harry Potter, Luis Gomez Romero

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

La voz utopía puede entenderse en dos sentidos. Habitualmente y en un sentido amplio, se ha convenido en remontar sus raíces a las voces griegas ού (no) y τόπος (lugar), esto es, el lugar que no existe. Sin embargo, también puede referirse a las raíces ευ (bueno) y τόπος (lugar): el buen lugar1 . En la etimología de la voz utopía se encuentra presente una ambigüedad que, al ser suprimida, confunde sus contenidos conceptuales: el “no lugar” (porque no es ahora, pero puede ser mañana) y el “buen lugar” (porque, ahora o mañana, debe ser). Con base en las acotaciones que ...


To The Smell Of Pineapples: Writing A Queensland Auto-Bio-Graphie, Francesca T. Rendle-Short Jan 2006

To The Smell Of Pineapples: Writing A Queensland Auto-Bio-Graphie, Francesca T. Rendle-Short

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

I grew up eating pineapples in everything; well, nearly everything (let's not exaggerate). They were a sweetener, made things juicy. Pineapple jam, pineapple breadcrumbs stuffed in the chicken roast for Sunday lunch after church, pineapple on the barbeque for the Christian folk my parents (MotherJoy and Onward) invited home, crushed pineapple in the punch, pineapple in the boiled fruitcake, pineapple in sandwiches as a treat through the summer holidays, pineapple in the curried rice salad for days my mother felt adventurous. We ate from pineapples too. Imagine then refined white sugar being spooned out of a fancy pineapple canister ...