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The French-Australian water and land management initiative was developed in collaboration with the French Embassy in Australia in 2010, following on from substantial existing collaboration in the sector. The first fora of the initiative were held in Montpellier in 2011 and Canberra in 2013, attended by French and Australian researchers, government officials, industry representatives and community water and land management leaders. These... Read more
The Right to Vote and Restrictions on Eligibility: a Critical Assessment of the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights.
The talk considers the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on voting eligibility and the interpretation of Article 3 of the Protocol I of the ECHR (A3P1). This jurisprudence has not clearly distinguished between the desirable level of scrutiny, on one hand, for questions relating to the choice of electoral systems and, on the other, for questions relating to voting eligibility. It is contended that, even if Contracting States... Read more
The Great Tradition of Texts: How to Break the Mould?A Study of English Education in Australia & England.
How are English texts selected to teach students from culturally diverse backgrounds in Australia and England? The English curricula in both countries aim for students to read and interpret meanings through texts, while learning about their culture, and that of cultural others. However, the current list of prescribed texts in both curricula are dated and are not frequently changed, nor are new culturally diverse and contemporary texts easily... Read more
Does the principle of the best interests of the child really matter in migration? A European perspective.
Among the challenges that Europe has been facing in dealing with migration flows, the compliance with international human rights obligations when a child is involved remains problematic. While the European Union has been successful in including the protection of the rights of the child in its Treaties, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights have both fostered the effective protection of these rights. More... Read more
Comparative Legal Approach to Work-Life Reconciliation: Raising pigs and children in the European Union and New Zealand
Rising female employment rates, fluid family formation and falling fertility rates are amongst factors contributing to family-work confl icts. In the quest for work and family reconciliation, many contemporary societies continue to face a plethora of challenges and what Crompton (2006) referred to as ‘the tensions between the demands of capitalist employment and the requirement for care’ are yet to be resolved. Work-family reconciliation is a... Read more
ANZSOG and the ANUCES cordially invite you to the following seminar by one of the world’s most renowned scholars on Westminster governance in former British colonies in Asia. Asian States that emerged from British control adopted various substantial elements of the British Westminster system. This system has more commonly been associated with British settler countries like Australia, Canada and New Zealand where “kith and kin” links with Britain... Read more
The discipline with which law has always been most deeply involved is history. Law is founded in history, legitimated by history, and developed through history. Yet the relationship of law to history is often something that we either take for granted or shy away from. Why does legal history matter? What are its demands and its rewards? How might it relate to your legal research? The visit next week of Professor Emanuele Conte, one of Europe’s... Read more
In this master class Professor Dominic Thomas (UCLA) will be discussing his recent article, “Fortress Europe: Identity, Race and Surveillance.” Recent realignments of the global geopolitical landscape have further exacerbated the plight of migrants, displaced as they have been by repressive dictatorships, social upheaval and the lingering consequences associated with conflict and political turmoil, inducing children, women and men to board... Read more
CCCR Seminar: Communicating culinary heritage of Slovenian Australians: From digital cross-cultural hubs to 3D food printing
This seminar will present the outcomes of a research project that explored ways in which digital technologies can aid younger generations of Slovenian Australians to preserve and communicate Slovenian culinary heritage in Australia. The project considered how community participation and creative potential can be enhanced by this re-use of heritage. Throughout the course of the research project 18 in-depth and 7 thematic interviews were conducted... Read more
Protest activism in Europe has become more visible since the 2008 economic recession. Studies on protest waves across countries have emphasized the increase and spread of unconventionality as a form of political engagement for Europeans responding to the economic crisis. From the Indignados movement in Spain to the Syriza coalition in Greece, new political actors have embraced contentious activism as a source of political support in reaction to... Read more