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A Fair Go for All

A Fair Go for All

Australian/American Interactions

  • Author: George W. Renwick
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780933662964
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 72
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Changing Jobs

Changing Jobs

The Fair Go in the New Machine Age

  • Author: Mike Quigley,Jim Chalmers
  • Publisher: Black Inc.
  • ISBN: 192543589X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 208
  • View: 3340
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An essential guide to the future of work in Australia. For many Australians, rapid progress in artificial intelligence, robotics and automation is a growing anxiety. What will it mean for jobs? What will it mean for their kids’ futures? More broadly, what will it mean for equality in this country? Jim Chalmers and Mike Quigley believe that bursts in technology need not result in bursts of inequality, that we can combine technological change with the fair go. But first we need to understand what’s happening to work, and what’s likely to happen. This is a timely, informative and authoritative book about the changing face of work, and how best to approach it – at both a personal and a political level. Jim Chalmers is a Labor MP and Shadow Minister for Finance. Before being elected to parliament, Jim was the chief of staff to the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer. He has a PhD in political science and international relations and is the author of Glory Daze (2013). Mike Quigley spent 36 years with the major global telecommunications company Alcatel, including three years as its president and COO. He was the first employee of the Australian NBN company and its CEO for four years. He is now adjunct professor in the School of Computing and Communications at UTS.

The Hidden Mysteries

The Hidden Mysteries

How to Live

  • Author: James, Glenys & Hearn Rochford
  • Publisher: Molten Mango Pty Ltd
  • ISBN: 1617923230
  • Category:
  • Page: 127
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The Hidden Mysteries is about how you personally can begin to have a better life and how you can affect change, gleaned from our individual ideals, beliefs and understanding.

Australia's 'war on terror' Discourse

Australia's 'war on terror' Discourse

  • Author: Kathleen Gleeson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317177134
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 286
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Too often, existing literature has conflated the discourses that enabled the 'War on Terror', ignoring the contextual specificities of the states that make up the ’Coalition of the Willing’. Australia's 'war on terror' Discourse fills this gap by providing a full and sustained critical analysis of Australian foreign policy discourse along with the theoretical synthesis for a specific model of critical discourse analysis of the subject. The language of then Prime Minister Howard is the primary focus of the book but attention is also paid to the language of key ministers, political opponents and other prominent actors. The voices of those who challenged the dominant discourse are also considered to shed light on the ways in which discourses can be destabilised. Kathleen Gleeson shows how Howard successfully invoked narratives of identity and sovereignty that resonated with his audience and promoted his reworked narrative of Australia whilst facing dissent from many actors who voiced their opposition most successfully when they capitalised on inconsistencies within the discourse.

Cultural and Linguistic Policy Abroad

Cultural and Linguistic Policy Abroad

The Italian Experience

  • Author: Mariella Totaro-Genevois
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 9781853597992
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 280
  • View: 7638
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This book investigates Italian foreign cultural policy from the 1947 Constitution to the present. How has Italy conveyed its language and culture to the outside world? Where does the Italian experience fit into a wider international context? Finally, what can be learned from the answers to such questions in relation to the Italian experience in Australia?

Giving Kids a Fair Chance

Giving Kids a Fair Chance

  • Author: James J. Heckman
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262019132
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 137
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In Giving Kids a Fair Chance, Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman argues that the accident of birth is the greatest source of inequality in America today. Children born into disadvantage are, by the time they start kindergarten, already at risk of dropping out of school, teen pregnancy, crime, and a lifetime of low-wage work. This is bad for all those born into disadvantage and bad for American society. Current social and education policies directed toward children focus on improving cognition, yet success in life requires more than smarts. Heckman calls for a refocus of social policy toward early childhood interventions designed to enhance both cognitive abilities and such non-cognitive skills as confidence and perseverance. This new focus on preschool intervention would emphasize improving the early environments of disadvantaged children and increasing the quality of parenting while respecting the primacy of the family and America's cultural diversity. Heckman shows that acting early has much greater positive economic and social impact than later interventions -- which range from reduced pupil-teacher ratios to adult literacy programs to expenditures on police -- that draw the most attention in the public policy debate. At a time when state and local budgets for early interventions are being cut, Heckman issues an urgent call for action and offers some practical steps for how to design and pay for new programs. The debate that follows delves deeply into some of the most fraught questions of our time: the sources of inequality, the role of schools in solving social problems, and how to invest public resources most effectively. Mike Rose, Geoffrey Canada, Charles Murray, Carol Dweck, Annette Lareau, and other prominent experts participate.

Changing Schools

Changing Schools

Alternative Ways to Make a World of Difference

  • Author: Terry Wrigley,Pat Thomson,Robert Lingard
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113673452X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 240
  • View: 849
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The book is directed at all who are concerned with progressive school change and the promotion of democratic citizenship and social justice.

Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair

Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair

Health Care and the Good Society

  • Author: James A. Morone,Lawrence R. Jacobs
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195170660
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 382
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In Healthy, Wealthy and Fair, a distinguished group of health policy experts chart the stark disparities in health and wealth in the United States. The authors explain how the inequities arise, why they persist, and what makes them worse. Growing income inequality, high poverty rates, andinadequate health care coverage: all three trends help account for the U.S.'s health troubles. The corrosive effects of market ideology and government stalemate, the contributors argue, have also proved a powerful obstacle to effective and more egalitarian solutions. A clarion call for a populist uprising to end the stalemate over health reform, Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair outlines concrete policy proposals for reform--tapping bold new ideas as well as incremental changes to existing programs. This important work will be indispensable to all those who care aboutour people's health, inequality, and American democracy.

Danger at the Fair

Danger at the Fair

  • Author: Peg Kehret
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101661674
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 144
  • View: 1966
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Ellen and Corey Streater from Terror at the Zoo and Horror at the Haunted House continue their adventures at a county fair. While chasing a pickpocket, Corey and Ellen wander into the River of Fear ride where they soon discover they are the ones being pursued. “The tension mounts deliciously as readers follow Ellen and Corey through their day.” —School Library Journal “A contemporary kid's nightmare/heroic dream-come-true that won't stay on the shelf for long.” —Booklist

Our Plan: Real Solutions for all Australians

Our Plan: Real Solutions for all Australians

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Liberal Party of Australia
  • ISBN: N.A
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A Fair Maiden

A Fair Maiden

A Novel

  • Author: Joyce Carol Oates
  • Publisher: HMH
  • ISBN: 0547394411
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 176
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A teenager’s involvement with an older man is not what it appears in a tale of seduction by the New York Times bestselling author of We Were the Mulvaneys. Sixteen-year-old Katya Spivak is out for a walk on the gracious streets of Bayhead Harbor with her two summer babysitting charges when she’s approached by silver-haired, elegant Marcus Kidder. At first his interest in her seems harmless, even pleasant; like his name, a sort of gentle joke. His beautiful home, the children’s books he’s written, his classical music, the marvelous art in his study, his lavish presents to her—Mr. Kidder’s life couldn’t be more different from Katya’s drab working-class existence back home in South Jersey, or more enticing. But by degrees, almost imperceptibly, something changes, and posing for Mr. Kidder’s new painting isn’t the lighthearted endeavor it once was. What he wants from Katya is something she can’t comprehend. What Katya wants from him is something else again. As their relationship deepens, and twists, the question is who’s seducing whom? And to what end? From a National Book Award winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author, A Fair Maiden is “fresh, current and gripping . . . the insight shrewd and the violence vivid . . . [an] intense and thought-provoking work of fiction”(New Statesman).

Fair Food

Fair Food

Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All

  • Author: Oran B. Hesterman
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • ISBN: 1610392043
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
  • View: 2811
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Our food system is broken, and it's endangering what's most precious to us: our environment, our health, our soil and water, and our future. In recent years, a host of books and films have compellingly documented the dangers. But advice on what to do about them largely begins and ends with the admonition to “eat local” or “eat organic.” Longtime good food pioneer Oran Hesterman knows that we can't fix the broken system simply by changing what's on our own plates: the answer lies beyond the kitchen. In Fair Food he shares an inspiring and practical vision for changing not only what we eat, but how food is grown, packaged, delivered, marketed, and sold. He introduces people and organizations across the country who are already doing this work in a number of creative ways, and provides a wealth of practical information for readers who want to get more involved.

Discrimination, Copyright and Equality

Discrimination, Copyright and Equality

Opening the e-Book for the Print-Disabled

  • Author: Paul Harpur
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107119006
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 300
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This book explores how restrictive copyright laws deny access to information for the print disabled, despite equality laws protecting access. It contributes to disability rights scholarship and ideas of digital equality in analysis of domestic disability anti-discrimination, civil, human and constitutional rights, copyright and other reading equality measures.

Project Republic

Project Republic

Plans and Arguments for a New Australia

  • Author: Benjamin Thomas Jones,Mark McKenna
  • Publisher: Black Inc.
  • ISBN: 1863956050
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 251
  • View: 1929
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It's time for some straight talking about Australia's future as a republic. A republic is the key to our national renewal: we need a head of state who shares a genuine affinity with our country rather than an outdated historical link. We can love the Queen -- and be excited about the royal baby -- yet still decide to make it on our own. Australians today have a chance to decide what we want our country to be, and for a home -- grown head of state to lend an Australian dignity to the highest office in our land. Project Republic unites a diverse range of Australian voices to offer a fresh perspective on why Australia must become a republic -- and how we get there from here. Contributors include Larissa Behrendt, John Hirst, Thomas Keneally, Helen Irving, Julian Morrow and John Warhurst.

All the World's a Fair

All the World's a Fair

Visions of Empire at American International Expositions, 1876-1916

  • Author: Robert W. Rydell
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226923258
  • Category: History
  • Page: 338
  • View: 7485
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Robert W. Rydell contends that America's early world's fairs actually served to legitimate racial exploitation at home and the creation of an empire abroad. He looks in particular to the "ethnological" displays of nonwhites—set up by showmen but endorsed by prominent anthropologists—which lent scientific credibility to popular racial attitudes and helped build public support for domestic and foreign policies. Rydell's lively and thought-provoking study draws on archival records, newspaper and magazine articles, guidebooks, popular novels, and oral histories.

Educating Beyond Violent Futures

Educating Beyond Violent Futures

  • Author: Francis Hutchinson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134786980
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 320
  • View: 4453
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As we enter the Twenty-First Century, it is easy to assume that worsening trends in violence will be a feature of our lives, whether in our schools, our societies or as a species. Educating Beyond Violent Futures challenges assumptions that trends in violence are destiny, and raises crucial questions about choice and engagement. Drawing upon new research, this book is essential reading for those who want to prepare our children for living constructively in the next century

Let's Go to a Fair

Let's Go to a Fair

  • Author: Cate Foley
  • Publisher: Childrens Press
  • ISBN: 9780516231907
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
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Simple text and illustrations show all the things to see and do at a fair.