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'Medieval' Makes A Comeback In Modern Politics. What's Going On?, Clare Monagle, Louise D'Arcens Jan 2014

'Medieval' Makes A Comeback In Modern Politics. What's Going On?, Clare Monagle, Louise D'Arcens

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

According to Hansard, in the parliament of John Howard's first term of government the adjective "medieval" was used eight times. In the following term, however, it cropped up 46 times. What happened? Why did our members and senators suddenly need to describe things as medieval? What happened was 9/11. The spectacle of planes crashing into skyscrapers prompted myriad politicians, in Australia and elsewhere, to denounce the perpetrators as "medieval" What we have seen in recent weeks is medieval barbarism, perpetrated and spread with the most modern of technology. Abbott is not alone; it has become commonplace to describe ...


Conclusion: Reflections On The Rhythms Of Internationalisation In Post-Disaster Japan, Vera Mackie Jan 2014

Conclusion: Reflections On The Rhythms Of Internationalisation In Post-Disaster Japan, Vera Mackie

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

On 7 Jul 2012. a concert was held at Makuhari Messe near Tokyo. The concert was part of a growing movement against nuclear power in the wake of the triple earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster in northeastern Japan on 11 March 2011. The headline performers were the Japanese band Yellow Magic Orchestra and the German band Kraftwerk. Since the earliest days of Yellow Magic Orchestra. band leader Sakamoto Ryuichi has forged an international career as a performer and composer, moving between Tokyo, New York and other global cities. In recent years, he has used his public profile to argue for environmental sustainability, so ...


Transforming Management Of Tropical Coastal Seas To Cope With Challenges Of The 21st Century, Peter F. Sale, Tundi Agardy, Cameron H. Ainsworth, Blake E. Feist, Johann D. Bell, Patrick Christie, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Peter J. Mumby, David A. Feary, Megan I. Saunders, Tim M. Daw, Simon J. Foale, Phillip S. Levin, Kenyon C. Lindeman, Kai Lorenzen, Robert S. Pomeroy, Edward H. Allison, Roger Bradbury, Jennifer Corrin, Alasdair J. Edwards, David O. Obura, Yvonne J. Sadovy De Mitcheson, Melita A. Samoilys, Charles R.C Sheppard Jan 2014

Transforming Management Of Tropical Coastal Seas To Cope With Challenges Of The 21st Century, Peter F. Sale, Tundi Agardy, Cameron H. Ainsworth, Blake E. Feist, Johann D. Bell, Patrick Christie, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Peter J. Mumby, David A. Feary, Megan I. Saunders, Tim M. Daw, Simon J. Foale, Phillip S. Levin, Kenyon C. Lindeman, Kai Lorenzen, Robert S. Pomeroy, Edward H. Allison, Roger Bradbury, Jennifer Corrin, Alasdair J. Edwards, David O. Obura, Yvonne J. Sadovy De Mitcheson, Melita A. Samoilys, Charles R.C Sheppard

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Over 1.3 billion people live on tropical coasts, primarily in developing countries. Many depend on adjacent coastal seas for food, and livelihoods. We show how trends in demography and in several local and global anthropogenic stressors are progressively degrading capacity of coastal waters to sustain these people. Far more effective approaches to environmental management are needed if the loss in provision of ecosystem goods and services is to be stemmed. We propose expanded use of marine spatial planning as a framework for more effective, pragmatic management based on ocean zones to accommodate conflicting uses. This would force the holistic ...


Extensive Food Adulteration In Bangladesh: A Violation Of Fundamental Human Rights And The State’S Binding Obligations, S M. Solaiman, Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar N. Ali Jan 2014

Extensive Food Adulteration In Bangladesh: A Violation Of Fundamental Human Rights And The State’S Binding Obligations, S M. Solaiman, Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar N. Ali

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

© The Author(s) 2014. The right to life is inherently connected with the right to food which implies that any foodstuff be nutritious and safe. The government of Bangladesh bears binding obligations to protect these rights under both international human rights instruments and its national constitution. The violation of these rights has, nonetheless, been commonplace causing numerous human deaths and terminal diseases. The perpetrators have been adulterating foods, flouting laws with impunity and taking advantage of regulatory impotence and governmental lenience for decades. Laws exist in books, regulators subsist in theory, but consumers die without remedies. This situation must not ...


The Minerals Resource Rent Tax: The Australian Labor Party And The Continuity Of Change, John Passant Jan 2014

The Minerals Resource Rent Tax: The Australian Labor Party And The Continuity Of Change, John Passant

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to look at the recent history of proposals to tax resource rents in Australia, from Australia's Future Tax System Report (the "Henry Tax Review") through to the proposed Resource Super Profits Tax ("RSPT") and then the Minerals Resource Rent Tax ("MRRT"). The process of change from Henry to the RSPT to the MRRT can best be understood in the context of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) as a capitalist workers' party. The author argues that it is this tension in the ALP, the shift in its internal balance further towards capital and ...


Submission Letter To The Nsw Sentencing Council, David Brown, Julia Quilter Jan 2014

Submission Letter To The Nsw Sentencing Council, David Brown, Julia Quilter

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Re: Bail - Additional show cause offences

We refer to the Attorney General's request for the Sentencing Council to consider a proposal to make amendments to the Bail Act 2013 (NSW) ('the 2013 Act') and specifically the Terms of Reference regarding the addition to the categories of offences for which the accused must 'show cause' before bail may be granted. The specific addition under consideration is with respect to an accused charged with a serious indictable offence committed:

• while subject to a good behaviour bond, intervention program order, intensive correction order;

• while serving a sentence in the community; or

• while ...


Indigenous Australia's Diverse Memorialisation Of The Dead, Bronwyn Carlson Jan 2014

Indigenous Australia's Diverse Memorialisation Of The Dead, Bronwyn Carlson

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Beliefs and ceremonies associated with death in Indigenous Australia are diverse. Death and the deceased are sacred to Indigenous Australians and ceremonies differ between communities.

They may involve lengthy ceremonies lasting several days with strict protocols around language, names, images and other possessions. Alternatively deaths might be marked by funerals that can include images and speaking the deceased person’s name, performances and other tributes.


Interaction And Self-Correction, Glenda L. Satne Jan 2014

Interaction And Self-Correction, Glenda L. Satne

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In this paper, I address the question of how to account for the normative dimension involved in conceptual competence in a naturalistic framework. First, I present what I call the naturalist challenge (NC), referring to both the phylogenetic and ontogenetic dimensions of conceptual possession and acquisition. I then criticize two models that have been dominant in thinking about conceptual competence, the interpretationist and the causalist models. Both fail to meet NC, by failing to account for the abilities involved in conceptual self-correction. I then offer an alternative account of self-correction that I develop with the help of the interactionist theory ...


Assemblage Theory And Schizoanalysis, Ian M. Buchanan Jan 2014

Assemblage Theory And Schizoanalysis, Ian M. Buchanan

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Inspired by Deleuze and Guattari, assemblage theory, as it has come to be known in recent years (largely due to the efforts of Actor Network Theory rather than Deleuzians, I might add), is steadily gathering a significant following in the social sciences. There can be no question that it has generated interesting and important new ways of thinking about the complex nature of social reality (again, largely due to the efforts of Actor Network Theory).


Theatrical Jurisprudence And The Imaginary Lives Of Law In Pre-1945 Australia, Marett Leiboff Jan 2014

Theatrical Jurisprudence And The Imaginary Lives Of Law In Pre-1945 Australia, Marett Leiboff

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

If there is anything like an imagined pre-1945 past in Australia, it is one steeped in an Anglophone legal ascendancy. But this is an imaginary past in so many ways. Non-British Europeans came to Australia long before 1945. These earlier Europeans were marked by differences of voice and face, but were eager British subjects, as likely to actively take advantage of law as they were to be subjected to its strictures. By theatricalising their ordinary and extraordinary legal lives through archive and memory, we are reminded that there is more to law of the South than formal accounts which have ...


Picnics And Politics, Kate Bagnall Jan 2014

Picnics And Politics, Kate Bagnall

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

IN FEBRUARY 1912 Chinese around Australia celebrated the founding of the new Chinese republic following the downfall of the Qing dynasty. In Perth, a chartered steamer flying the republican flag took a group of more than 300 on a river excursion to Applecross. In Townsville, a day of celebrations began with fireworks and flag-raising, followed by a picnic lunch and foot-races at Cluden. Adelaide’s Chinese drove out to the hills, where they lunched, competed in sports races and listened to tunes played by a Chinese string band. The streets of Melbourne’s Chinatown were festooned with flags and electric ...


The National And The Transnational In British Anti-Suffragists’ Views Of Australian Women Voters, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa Dec 2013

The National And The Transnational In British Anti-Suffragists’ Views Of Australian Women Voters, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The issue of woman suffrage, and the unevenness of its development worldwide, provoked much heated discussion in the early twentieth century. In Britain women were campaigning – often violently – for the vote, while in the antipodes women already had at least the national vote. This paper looks at national and transnational aspects of this debate as it was played out in the pages of the British Anti-Suffrage Review. It looks at how conservatives in the British metropole were compelled to articulate, even reformulate, their sense of national and imperial identity in light of the existence of the Australian woman voter. It ...


Actor Training Across Cultures: The Interplace In Actor Training (Keynote Address - Apb Forum), Janys Hayes Sep 2013

Actor Training Across Cultures: The Interplace In Actor Training (Keynote Address - Apb Forum), Janys Hayes

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

A friend recently told me that he taught a condensed course in Acting at the Australian Film and Television School, in Sydney, specifically designed for film directors in which he introduced film directors to 12 differing methods of actor training. The methods ranged over Russian techniques, Japanese techniques, a Brazilian method and several American methods. Yes. There is a multitude of actor training methods and if one searches historically there are even more to be found from the past.


Crossing Cultures: A Vietnamese Experience, Janys Hayes Jul 2013

Crossing Cultures: A Vietnamese Experience, Janys Hayes

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Intercultural theatrical performances, groups and workshops are not unusual events in Ho Chi Minh City despite an artistic environment still highly censored by government intervention. Performance collaborations between international theatre artists and Vietnamese practitioners have been facilitated through policies promoting international ‘educational’ exchange projects. In November 2011, I was invited to Ho Chi Minh City, by Australian-trained theatre director Le Quy Duong to lead a 10-day theatrical workshop, introducing western theatrical training techniques to his students. The LeQuyDuong Company is a festival events company, working across Vietnamese provinces to produce large-scale festival performance works. The nature and extent of my ...


Blog: Petty Politics Overshadows Policy, Anthony Ashbolt Jun 2013

Blog: Petty Politics Overshadows Policy, Anthony Ashbolt

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The coming federal election is already highlighting aspects of Australian politics that are cause for concern. The "mock menu" (which initially was thought to be for a Liberal Party fundraising dinner) with its vulgar and demeaning reference to our Prime Minister is not only ample confirmation of Julia Gillard’s argument about misogyny but also a further signal of the decline of civility in Australian political life. When school children see it as somehow natural to throw sandwiches at the Prime Minister, we can sense this decline vividly. The media are partly responsible for this, whipping up hysteria around all ...


A More Meaningful Developed Nation By 2020, Eric Loo Mar 2013

A More Meaningful Developed Nation By 2020, Eric Loo

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

WHERE you from? Where you go?" cab drivers often ask. Depending on which departure city in Asia and who is asking, I would say Malaysia or Australia. Australia is beyond their affordability. Too far and expensive, they say. Malaysia, however, usually strikes a sense of cultural affinity and wonder.

Many have heard of our mega malls, the Petronas Twin Towers, Putrajaya and work opportunities. "Very rich country," they say, comparing their 10-hour six-day week toiling away in the madness of their clogged-up streets and polluted cities to places like Kuala Lumpur.


Feminism And The Nation-State In Japan, Vera C. Mackie Jan 2013

Feminism And The Nation-State In Japan, Vera C. Mackie

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The first Japanese edition of the book appeared at the height of debates about the interpretation of the Asia-Pacific War, debates which were also linked to conflicts about how the past should be represented in school textbooks.2 Much of this controversy revolved around the issue of enforced military prostitution/military sexual slavery.3 In 1991 Kim Hak-Sun (1924–1997) was one of the few women to come out in public in her own name to narrate her experiences in the enforced military prostitution system and demand an apology and compensation from the Japanese government. She was soon joined by ...


Book Review: The Self-Made Map: Cartographic Writing In Early Modern France; And, The Face Of The Earth: Natural Landscapes, Science And Culture, Michael G. Leggett Jan 2013

Book Review: The Self-Made Map: Cartographic Writing In Early Modern France; And, The Face Of The Earth: Natural Landscapes, Science And Culture, Michael G. Leggett

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Politics, and (therefore) national and personal identity, are at the core of these two publications. The analysis of the remarkable period of European (and therefore world) history during the early modern period of the 15th and 16th centuries is discussed in the first book and provides the call for the kind of topographic descriptions compiled during the early part of the 21st Century, the topic of the second book. Then as now, proliferation of technology and political change provide the background to these accounts—overtly in the first, occluded in the second.


Combining Academia And Activism: Common Obstacles And Useful Tools, Michael G. Flood, Brian Martin, Tanja Dreher Jan 2013

Combining Academia And Activism: Common Obstacles And Useful Tools, Michael G. Flood, Brian Martin, Tanja Dreher

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Academics who engage in activism face a series of challenges and obstacles, including attacks, threats to security and advancement, output expectations, disciplinary pressures, epistemological expectations and peer influences. Practical means — a toolkit of strategies — can be used to overcome or mitigate these obstacles.


Bodily Affects As Prenoetic Elements In Enactive Perception, Matthew Bower, Shaun Gallagher Jan 2013

Bodily Affects As Prenoetic Elements In Enactive Perception, Matthew Bower, Shaun Gallagher

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In this paper we attempt to advance the enactive discourse on perception by highlighting the role of bodily affects as prenoetic constraints on perceptual experience. Enactivists argue for an essential connection between perception and action, where action primarily means skillful bodily intervention in one’s surroundings. Analyses of sensory-motor contingencies (as in Noë 2004) are important contributions to the enactive account. Yet this is an incomplete story since sensory-motor contingencies are of no avail to the perceiving agent without motivational pull in one direction or another or a sense of the pertinent affective contingencies. Before directly addressing the issue of ...


Negotiating The Liminal Divide: Some Italian-Australian Diasporic Poets, Gaetano Rando Jan 2013

Negotiating The Liminal Divide: Some Italian-Australian Diasporic Poets, Gaetano Rando

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This essay offers a survey of some of the leading first-generation Italian-Australian poets, and does not attempt to be definitive. As Adam Aitken points out in his ‘Asian-Australian Diasporic Poets: A Commentary’ (Cordite, 1 August 2012), ‘Diasporic poetics raise more questions than they answer and are just as much about dis-placement as about place, just as much about a ‘poetics of uncertainty’ as about certainties of style/nation/identity.’ Diasporic poetics is, arguably, also very much a poetics of engagement with the liminal divide, a process that is not linear but cyclic, as crossings in liminal space and time join ...


Phronesis And Psychopathy: The Moral Frame Problem, Shaun Gallagher Jan 2013

Phronesis And Psychopathy: The Moral Frame Problem, Shaun Gallagher

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

One important aspect of moral internalism, as Lei Zhong (2013) makes clear, turns on the issue of the role of affect in motivating moral judgment. This is a complicated issue, not only because there are important differences among types of psychopathy with regard to affect, but also because there are important distinctions and connections to be made between affect, cognition, moral judgment, and moral action.


Ambiguity In The Sense Of Agency, Shaun Gallagher Jan 2013

Ambiguity In The Sense Of Agency, Shaun Gallagher

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In a variety of recent studies the concept of the sense of agency has been shown to be phenomenologically complex, involving different levels of experience, from the basic aspects of sensory-motor processing (e.g., Farrer et al. 2003; Tsakiris and Haggard 2005; Tsakiris, Bosbach, and Gallagher 2007) to the higher levels of intention formation and retrospective judgment (e.g., Pacherie 2006, 2007; Stephens and Graham 2000; Synofzik, Vosgerau, and Newen 2008; Gallagher 2007, 2010). After summarizing this complexity, I will argue, first, that the way that these various contributory elements manifest themselves in the actual phenomenology of agency remains ambiguous ...


Maps And Movies: Talking With Deepa Mehta, Sukhmani Khorana Jan 2013

Maps And Movies: Talking With Deepa Mehta, Sukhmani Khorana

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In December 2007, I met Deepa Mehta at a suburban mall in Brampton, a city in greater Toronto with a substantial Indian settlement. She was in the production phase of her forthcoming film, Heaven on Earth (Mehta 2008), which about the spousal abuse rampant amongst Punjabi families living in Canada. Some of the scenes were being shot amidst the city’s hustle and bustle, with regular shoppers stopping to see what the fuss was about, and Mehta’s assistant, Dusty Mancinelli, graciously permitting me to film from a distance.


Crossover Cinema: A Conceptual And Genealogical Overview, Sukhmani Khorana Jan 2013

Crossover Cinema: A Conceptual And Genealogical Overview, Sukhmani Khorana

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In this collection, the term crossover cinema is used to encapsulate an emerging form of cinema that crosses cultural borders at the stage of conceptualization and production and hence manifests a hybrid cinematic grammar at the textual level, as well as crossing over in terms of its distribution and reception. It argues for the importance of distinguishing between crossover cinema and transnational cinema. While the latter label has been important in enabling the recognition and consideration of the impact of post–World War II migration and globalization on film practice and scholarship, and while it constituted a significant advance on ...


Academic Employment And Gender Equity Legislation In Australia And Japan, 1970-2010, Kirsti Rawstron Jan 2013

Academic Employment And Gender Equity Legislation In Australia And Japan, 1970-2010, Kirsti Rawstron

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the rate of change of men and women's employment as university academic staff in Australia and Japan; and, drawing on quantitative methods, show differences in the rate of change since the introduction of anti-sex discrimination legislation. The author also includes a discussion of programmes designed to increase female participation in academic positions to provide background to the existing changes.

Design/methodology/approach - Using statistics published by the Ministries of Education of both countries, a time series of female participation at each level of academic staff was constructed. Breakpoint analysis is ...


Medium-Specificity And Sociality In Expanded Cinema Re-Enactment, Lucas M. Ihlein Jan 2013

Medium-Specificity And Sociality In Expanded Cinema Re-Enactment, Lucas M. Ihlein

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In this short paper, I introduce the work of the artist group Teaching and Learning Cinema, which reenacts Expanded Cinema artworks from the 1960s and 70s. I make a connection between sociality (which binds together artists in collectives and screening "clubs") and the issue of mediumspecificity. Re-enacting Expanded Cinema, I suggest, gently probes at the intersection of mediumspecificity and sociality. This practice asks questions about the material qualities of film, video and performance, and the particular relations these media carry across time and culture.


Intimate Disavowal: Turning Away From Technological Media Art, Brogan Bunt Jan 2013

Intimate Disavowal: Turning Away From Technological Media Art, Brogan Bunt

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This paper describes a personal turn away from technological media art towards modes of practice that involve walking based interaction with the local environment. However, rather than stressing areas of difference, I consider points of unexpected continuity. The key association hinges on a common concern with dimensions of mediation. Within this context, I argue for a broader conception of mediation that is not restricted to technological media, but that can also incorporate our complex relation to aspects of lived immediacy.


Nam June Paik, Cybernetics And Machines At Play, Susan (Su) Ballard Jan 2013

Nam June Paik, Cybernetics And Machines At Play, Susan (Su) Ballard

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Nam June Paik’s playful, imperfect and often ambiguous use of cybernetics has left an important legacy for contemporary media art. Paik’s works demonstrate that it is essential to temper aesthetics with ethics in order to question the utopian dreams of the very materials electronic artists work with. Paik’s works also suggest a new way to think about the machine in art. This paper focuses on the impacts of communication and control in the machine (and subsequently the network) in Paik’s Robot K- 456 and suggests a reconceptualization of Paik’s cybernetic machine as a machinic process ...


Four Short Films Made With Love: 'Nothing As It Seems', David Blackall Jan 2013

Four Short Films Made With Love: 'Nothing As It Seems', David Blackall

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Screened for the duration of November, 2013, at the Drawing Room - Art Gallery,

33 Roslyn Street, Sydney, Australia

2011 0421 162 447

https://www.facebook.com/drawroom

NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS – David Blackall A film made from 4 short stories on love

1] It's all been blackened out, but never mind

2] Karaoke Jane

3] The War Diaries of Stephen Dupont

4] The late David Larwill - ROAR painter - speaking at Newcastle City Gallery 2002.