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Book Review: Hugh Jackson: Australians And The Christian God: An Historical Study, Josip Matesic Jun 2014

Book Review: Hugh Jackson: Australians And The Christian God: An Historical Study, Josip Matesic

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Hugh Jackson’s Australians and the Christian God is a valuable first attempt to articulate the historical relationship of Australians to the Christian God. Although this book contains some discussions that may serve to stimulate further investigation, its major shortcoming is that it is simply too short and therefore covers its subject matter only superficially.


Keynote Address At 'The 7th Apb Theatre School Directors Conference & Theatre Festival', Janys Hayes May 2014

Keynote Address At 'The 7th Apb Theatre School Directors Conference & Theatre Festival', Janys Hayes

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

To The Shanghai Theatre Academy, The Directors of the Asia Pacific Bureau, To UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute, and all the students participating in this APB Theatre Schools’ Festival. Welcome. NI How!

I am honoured to address this widely experienced company of theatre exponents here today.

Thank you to the APB for inviting us from the University of Wollongong to participate in this year’s Festival. (Wollongong by the way is an indigenous name that means ‘the sound of the sea’).


Pete Seeger: A Life Of Song, And The Power Of ‘We’, Anthony Ashbolt Jan 2014

Pete Seeger: A Life Of Song, And The Power Of ‘We’, Anthony Ashbolt

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

We Shall Overcome became the theme song of the American civil rights movement in the 1960s. It is most identified with Pete Seeger, the great American musician who died January 27.

Yet as Arlo Guthrie put it this week: “Of course he passed away. But that doesn’t mean he’s gone."


Statutory Civil Liabilities Of Corporate Gatekeepers For Defective Prospectuses In Australia, The United States, The United Kingdom And Canada: A Comparison, S M. Solaiman Jan 2014

Statutory Civil Liabilities Of Corporate Gatekeepers For Defective Prospectuses In Australia, The United States, The United Kingdom And Canada: A Comparison, S M. Solaiman

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Securities regulation is largely the regulation of information asymmetry in relation to the selling of financial assets described as securities. This selling requires information concerning issuers and their securities to be disclosed to the investing public. Securities regulation seeks to regulate this disclosure in order to ensure a level playing field between issuers and their potential investors. The House of Lords in Peek v Gurney held in 1873 that the objective of a prospectus was to enable investors to make an informed investment decision.' Most of the recent corporate failures in the United States between 2001 and 2002 such as ...


The Morality Of The Social In Critical Accounts Of Popular Music, Andrew Whelan Jan 2014

The Morality Of The Social In Critical Accounts Of Popular Music, Andrew Whelan

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Talk about music, broadly understood, is commonly conducted and regarded as a neutral or transparent window on its topic. However, both vernacular and formal-analytic scholarly accounts constitute music as morally significant, and in doing so, articulate particular narratives of the social. One such contextual frame of reference for talking about music is presented and described here as 'art vs. commerce'. A close analysis is conducted of a sentence in a recent academic paper (with attention to its conceptual buttressing in antecedent texts), and of the opening of a research interview with a musician, so as to show how contemporary articulations ...


Re-Thinking Aspiration And Hegemonic Masculinity In Transnational Context, Richard Howson Jan 2014

Re-Thinking Aspiration And Hegemonic Masculinity In Transnational Context, Richard Howson

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This article offers a contribution to the on-going critical analysis of the concept hegemonic masculinity. However, not in a way that seeks the demise or supersession of the concept but rather to offer a theoretical development that brings into focus certain important and specific claims: (1) that masculinity is something men do yet, (2) hegemonic masculinity requires all men to position themselves in relation to it. In trying to build some connection between these two claims as well as, thinking through some of the key issues that have challenged hegemonic masculinity over the last two to three decades this article ...


Shaming And Sanitation In Indonesia: A Return To Colonial Public Health Practices?, Susan Engel, Anggun Susilo Jan 2014

Shaming And Sanitation In Indonesia: A Return To Colonial Public Health Practices?, Susan Engel, Anggun Susilo

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Adequate sanitation is vital to human health, yet progress on the Millennium Development Goal for sanitation has been slow and the target is likely to be missed by one billion people. Indonesia has the third highest number of people of any country in the world without access to sanitation and, like most developing countries, it is devoting insufficient resources to the issue. In rural areas, rather than providing additional funding, the government - with support of the World Bank - has promoted the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach, which uses social mobilization to encourage people to construct their own latrines. In Indonesia ...


Wittgenstein And Stage-Setting: Being Brought Into The Space Of Reasons, David Simpson Jan 2014

Wittgenstein And Stage-Setting: Being Brought Into The Space Of Reasons, David Simpson

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Wittgenstein constantly invokes teaching, training and learning in his later work. It is there- fore interesting to consider what role these notions play for him there. I argue that their use is central to Wittgenstein’s attempt to refute cognitivist assumptions, and to show how norma- tive practices can be understood without the threat of circularity, grounded not in a kind of seeing, but in doing, and the natural reactions of an organism. This can generate a worry that Wittgenstein’s position is quietist and anti-critical: critique, as a challenge to the taken- for-granted grammar of our language game, is ...


Teachers' Attitudes Towards Computer-Assisted Language Learning In Australia And Spain, Lidia Bilbatua, Alfredo Herrero De Haro Jan 2014

Teachers' Attitudes Towards Computer-Assisted Language Learning In Australia And Spain, Lidia Bilbatua, Alfredo Herrero De Haro

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

A review of the existing literature shows that when it comes to studying attitudes towards CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning), researchers have traditionally focused on students’ perspectives and ignored teachers’ views. This study focuses on teachers’ attitudes towards CALL in order to gain a better understanding of what issues, advantages, and disadvantages teachers come across when incorporating CALL into their teaching. Furthermore, a group of teachers from Australia and Spain has been interviewed to compare how views on CALL vary across professionals in these two countries. As some authors have previously proved, the more IT literate teachers are, the more likely ...


The Durability Of The 'Antarctic Model' And Southern Ocean Governance, Ruth A. Davis Jan 2014

The Durability Of The 'Antarctic Model' And Southern Ocean Governance, Ruth A. Davis

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

It is now well over 50 years since the conclusion of the Antarctic Treaty , the foundation of the Antarctic Treaty System (‘ATS’). At the 1959 Washington Conference, 12 nations gathered to draft the agreement that formally recognised “that it is in the interests of all mankind that Antarctica shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not become the scene or object of international discord”, and “[a]cknowledging the substantial contributions to scientific knowledge resulting from international cooperation in scientific investigation in Antarctica”. These twin goals, of preserving peace on the Antarctic continent and promoting polar ...


Greenhouse Gas Emissions From International Shipping: The Response From China's Shipping Industry To The Regulatory Iinitiatives Of The International Maritime Organization, Yubing Shi Jan 2014

Greenhouse Gas Emissions From International Shipping: The Response From China's Shipping Industry To The Regulatory Iinitiatives Of The International Maritime Organization, Yubing Shi

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) received its mandate to regulate shipping greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the Kyoto Protocol. However, the IMO Convention and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea also provide it with competence in this area. In exercising its mandate, the IMO has developed regulatory initiatives. China’s shipping industry is playing a growing role in the international shipping market, and its response to these initiatives will have a substantial effect on the future application of these regulations. This article analyses the GHG mandate of the IMO, examines the main outcomes achieved within the organization ...


Gleams Of Light: Evolving Knowledge In Writing Creative Arts Doctorates, Diana Wood Conroy Jan 2014

Gleams Of Light: Evolving Knowledge In Writing Creative Arts Doctorates, Diana Wood Conroy

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

From the mid-1980s to the present, art schools have embedded themselves within university structures in Australia. Around 35 universities now offer research degrees in creative arts (Baker and Buckley, 2009). Accompanying this development, the teaching of art practice and theory has followed the humanities in embracing philosophies of semiotics and post-structuralism from Europe and America through the lenses of feminism and postcolonialism.


The Occitanists And The Eu: A Minority's Turn Around, Henri A. Jeanjean Jan 2014

The Occitanists And The Eu: A Minority's Turn Around, Henri A. Jeanjean

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The concept of French identity has always been linked with French language. Regional movements, such as the occitans, fighting for the survival of their culture and their language, have historically posed a challenge to the very concept of France as an identity which, in its most accepted form, denies the existence of other languages, cultures and identities within its borders.


Submission To The 2015 Defence White Paper, Christopher Rahman Jan 2014

Submission To The 2015 Defence White Paper, Christopher Rahman

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This submission establishes why a capable Defence Force is needed by outlining enduring features of the nature of international politics: * It remains an arena of competition and conflict, and even is war prone * Bad things happen, including surprises and the genuinely shocking * Uncertainty abounds It also explains why the character of the current strategic environment is not permissive of assumptions of peace and prosperity, due to both global and regional challenges: * Great power competition is growing * Russia and China, in particular, are dissatisfied powers * The United States remains global strategically preponderant but the international system is under significant strain * Australia ...


The Contribution Of Nearshore Fish Aggregating Devices (Fads) To Food Security And Livelihoods In Solomon Islands, J Albert, Doug Beare, Anne-Maree Schwarz, Simon Albert, Regon Warren, James Teri, Faye Siota, Neil Andrew Jan 2014

The Contribution Of Nearshore Fish Aggregating Devices (Fads) To Food Security And Livelihoods In Solomon Islands, J Albert, Doug Beare, Anne-Maree Schwarz, Simon Albert, Regon Warren, James Teri, Faye Siota, Neil Andrew

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Fish aggregating devices, or FADs, are used widely in developing countries to concentrate pelagic fish, making them easier to catch. Nearshore FADs anchored close to the coast allow access for rural communities, but despite their popularity among policy makers, there is a dearth of empirical analysis of their contributions to the supply of fish and to fisheries management. In this paper we demonstrate that nearshore FADs increased the supply of fish to four communities in Solomon Islands. Estimated total annual fish catch ranged from 4300 to 12 000 kg across the study villages, with nearshore FADs contributing up to 45 ...


Gigantic Shipbuilders Under The Imo Mandate Of Ghg Emissions: With Special References To China, Japan And Korea, Yubing Shi Jan 2014

Gigantic Shipbuilders Under The Imo Mandate Of Ghg Emissions: With Special References To China, Japan And Korea, Yubing Shi

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

To address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping, the International Maritime Organization has adopted technical and operational measures, and discussed the possibilihj of adopting market-based measures. China, Japan and South Korea are major shipbuilding nations in the world, and have differing responses towards the IMO's regulatory initiatives. This paper conducts a comparative assessment of these three countries' positions on regulatory principles of the greenhouse gas issue, and concludes that their differentiated perspectives on this matter reflect their different regulatory interests. It is significant to take their differentiated interests into account in the developing regulatory regime to avoid disproportionate burdens ...


Blogging As Art, Art As Research, Lucas Ihlein Jan 2014

Blogging As Art, Art As Research, Lucas Ihlein

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Since 2003, I have used a blog to collect and publish my ideas about art and social engagement, or to write short accounts of artworks I have witnessed and participated in (Ihlein 2003). What motivates me to blog in this way is the desire to leave behind an experiential document of ephemeral art practices. Conceptual art, performance art, Happenings, Fluxus events and Expanded Cinema: all these constitute important moments in avant-garde art history which I 'know' only by accessing fragmentary, in complete archival documents - photographs, videotapes, artists' statements. For artists working today, these archives make a significant contribution to our ...


Making Enactivism Even More Embodied, Shaun Gallagher, M Bower Jan 2014

Making Enactivism Even More Embodied, Shaun Gallagher, M Bower

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The full scope of enactivist approaches to cognition includes not only a focus on sensory-motor contingencies and physical affordances for action, but also an emphasis on affective factors of embodiment and intersubjective affordances for social interaction. This strong conception of embodied cognition calls for a new way to think about the role of the brain in the larger system of brain-body-environment. We ask whether recent work on predictive coding offers a way to think about brain function in an enactive system, and we suggest that a positive answer is possible if we interpret predictive coding in a more enactive way ...


The Socratic Method As A Pedagogical Method In Legal Education, Lowell Bautista Jan 2014

The Socratic Method As A Pedagogical Method In Legal Education, Lowell Bautista

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The Socratic Method has been traditionally regarded as the core of legal pedagogy. It has come to define legal education for nearly two centuries and remains a potent influence on the method of instruction found in most modern law schools around the globe. In particular, the Socratic Method is almost universally acknowledged as the defining characteristic of the American legal education system. In fact, the Socratic Method is so entrenched in modern American legal pedagogy that it has been opined that ‘a law school just isn't a law school without the Socratic method.’ In the Australian context, the suggestion ...


The Affective Power Of Audio, Siobhan A. Mchugh Jan 2014

The Affective Power Of Audio, Siobhan A. Mchugh

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Oral historian Siobhán McHugh talks us through the primal and intimate nature of soundscapes, sharing her favourite ‘driveway moments’ and showcasing the power of audio storytelling. With carefully curated links to some of the most powerful and affecting moments she’s experienced in the medium, this piece just might convert you to the spoken (but unseen) word – if you’re not hooked on it already.


Defining Eez Claims From Islands: A Potential South China Sea Change, Robert Beckman, Clive Schofield Jan 2014

Defining Eez Claims From Islands: A Potential South China Sea Change, Robert Beckman, Clive Schofield

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In the face of seemingly intractable territorial and maritime disputes in the South China Sea, the article examines how the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC), sets out what maritime claims States can make in the South China Sea and how it establishes a framework that will enable States to either negotiate maritime boundary agreements or negotiate joint development arrangements (JDAs) in areas of overlapping maritime claims. It provides an avenue whereby the maritime claims of the claimants can be brought into line with international law, potentially allowing for meaningful discussions on cooperation and maritime ...


Not For Punishment: We Need To Understand Bail, Not Review It, Julia Quilter Jan 2014

Not For Punishment: We Need To Understand Bail, Not Review It, Julia Quilter

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Courts make hundreds of bail decisions every week but we rarely hear about them. In the past month in New South Wales, however, we have heard much about three high-profile decisions granting bail to: Steven Fesus, accused of murdering his wife 17 years ago; Hassan “Sam” Ibrahim, charged with selling illegal firearms across western Sydney (bail was revoked on appeal); and Mahmoud Hawi, charged with the murder of Peter Zervas during a brawl at Sydney Airport in 2009.

Each was granted bail under the Bail Act 2013, which came into force on May 20 this year. The allegations these men ...


We Need A Global Conservation Agreement For The High Seas, Robin Warner Jan 2014

We Need A Global Conservation Agreement For The High Seas, Robin Warner

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The high seas cover about 50% of Earth’s surface and host a major share of the world’s biodiversity, but remain largely ungoverned. With increasing threats to open ocean ecosystems, now more than ever we need a high seas conservation agreement.

Recently the first of three meetings was held in New York to assess the scope, parameters and feasibility of an international conservation agreement for the high seas and the sustainable use of its biodiversity. States meeting at the UN will decide by September 2015 whether to have such an agreement.

So why are the high seas important for ...


A Blizzard From Oz, Rowan Cahill Jan 2014

A Blizzard From Oz, Rowan Cahill

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

On April Fools’ Day 1963, the first issue of the Sydney-based satirical journal Oz went on sale. The first print-run of 6000 copies sold within three hours, and a second printing followed. The sixteen pages of black-and-white letterpress sold for 1/3d. Produced on a shoestring budget, it was the work of three young editors (Richard Neville, Martin Sharp, Richard Walsh), all with backgrounds in university student publications. At its height, Oz achieved a circulation of 40,000.


Quality Of Politics And Political Reporting Is A Two-Way Street, Stephen J. Tanner Jan 2014

Quality Of Politics And Political Reporting Is A Two-Way Street, Stephen J. Tanner

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese recently bemoaned the decline in the quality of political reporting in Australia. Albanese is not the first current or ex-politician to question the standard of reporting. Many politicians – federal and state – have accused journalists and the organisations they work for of bias and incompetence, or both.

But Albanese’s statement is interesting in that it links the decline in the reporting of politics to the enormous technological and structural changes that have transformed the media in recent years.

It is further interesting in that it comes now that Albanese is in opposition. Would he be so ...


Adapting To The Health Impacts Of Climate Change In A Sustainable Manner, Damian Hoy, Adam Roth, Christelle Lepers, Jo Durham, Johann D. Bell, Alexis Durand, Padma Narsey Lal, Yvan Souares Jan 2014

Adapting To The Health Impacts Of Climate Change In A Sustainable Manner, Damian Hoy, Adam Roth, Christelle Lepers, Jo Durham, Johann D. Bell, Alexis Durand, Padma Narsey Lal, Yvan Souares

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The climate is changing is this is posing significant threats to human health. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing Pacific Island countries and territories due to their unique geophysical features, and their social, economic and cultural characteristics. the Pacific region also faces challenges with widely dispersed populations, limited resources and fragmented health systems. Over the past few years, there has been a substantial increase in international aid for health activities aimed at adapting to the threats of climate change. This funding needs to be used strategically to ensure an effective approach to reducing the health risk from ...


Home Front Ww2: Myths And Realities, Rowan Cahill Jan 2014

Home Front Ww2: Myths And Realities, Rowan Cahill

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In October 2013, the right-wing journal Quadrant published the book Australia s Secret War, an account by conservative intellectual Hal Cole batch of home front industrial disruptions by Australian trade unions during World War 2. Described as a secret history rescued from "folk memory", one previously suppressed by leftists, it detailed 'treacherous' industrial actions by unionists that variously denied or delayed vital war materials to the frontlines between 1939 and 1945, resulting in the deaths of service personnel.

These actions, the argument went, pointed to a deliberate and coordinated attempt at sabotaging the war effort by the communist leaderships of ...


'Fictional' History Opens New Front In War On Workers, Rowan Cahill Jan 2014

'Fictional' History Opens New Front In War On Workers, Rowan Cahill

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

At the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards on 8 December 2014, the joint winner of the Australian History Award was Hal G. P. Colebatch for his book Australia’s Secret War: How Unionists Sabotaged our Troops in World War II. The judging panel was chaired by right-wing think tanker Gerard Henderson of the Sydney Institute, a diehard fan of ‘Pig Iron’ Bob Menzies, and included Peter Coleman, variously author, journalist, former Liberal Party politician, and veteran Cold War warrior.

Colebatch’s book was published in October 2013 by the conservative Australian cultural journal Quadrant, founded during the Cold War as ...


The Developmental State Model: A Comparative Analysis Of Japan Approach And The New Developmental State In South America, Gabriel Garcia Jan 2014

The Developmental State Model: A Comparative Analysis Of Japan Approach And The New Developmental State In South America, Gabriel Garcia

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This is a working-in-progress paper on the Developmental State Model: a Comparative Analysis of Japan's Approach and the New Developmental State in Brazil. The case of Brazil was the topic of a book published in 2013 edited by Trubek, Alviar Garcia, Coutinho and Santos titled 'Law and the New Developmental State, the Brazilian Experience in Latin American Context'. The volume contains contributions that argue a 'new' developmental state model is emerging in Brazil. A preliminary literature review suggests that the Brazilian government has incorporated in its development policies some of the features that defined the Japanese developmental state a ...


Another Titanic Change Is Needed To Save More Lives At Sea, Clive Schofield, John Mansell Jan 2014

Another Titanic Change Is Needed To Save More Lives At Sea, Clive Schofield, John Mansell

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

How has our approach to saving lives at sea changed since the tragedy of the RMS Titanic in which 1,523 of the 2,228 people she was carrying died a century ago? Surprisingly, not much. Only this April the South Korean ferry Sewol capsized claiming 288 lives so far, many high school students.