Canberra

Chris Hatherly commenced as Executive Director of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in July, 2019. Previously he was Director, Science Policy at the Australian Academy of Science, and National Research Manager with Alzheimer’s Australia. Chris has a...
  • September 7, 2019
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Mark Evans (PhD) is professor of governance at the University of Canberra and Director of the Democracy 2025 – bridging the trust divide initiative at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Mark was formerly Director of the Institute for Governance at the...
  • September 7, 2019
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Professor of Political Science, Australian National University: john.uhr@anu.edu.au. Phone 6125 3668. John has worked in the Australian parliament: as a political science fellow in the Parliamentary Library 1980-1982, as a researcher on the Public Accounts Committee in 1982, and as...
  • September 5, 2019
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As part of national Social Sciences Week 2019, CHASS is organising a series of free public events in collaboration with publishers Routledge-Taylor & Francis. Called ‘Social Sciences Stars’, this series will be held in three cities – Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne on Monday,...
  • August 19, 2019
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This Social Sciences Week event is presented by the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) and the School of Sociology at the Australian National University. This public panel features three social scientists who research the intersections of young people, digitalisation,...
  • August 12, 2019
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There has been a dramatic decline in the Australian public’s trust in politics and politicians for more than a decade. While the public’s disaffection with politics has not declined to the level of some other countries, restoring faith in politics...
  • August 12, 2019
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Opinion polls show that Australians are increasingly disenchanted with the way politics is conducted. In this paper Bede Harris argues that most of the problems which give rise to this sentiment originate in flaws in the constitution, but that the...
  • August 2, 2019
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The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) codifies and shows the scope of indigenous political and cultural rights. It recognises that the universal right to self-determination belongs to peoples as well as to individuals and that...
  • August 2, 2019
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Professor David Trigger, University of Queensland and University of Western Australia with discussants Mr Kevin Smith, CEO, Queensland South Native Title Services and Professor Tim Rowse, Western Sydney University Native title in Australia is a significant issue for Indigenous claimants...
  • August 1, 2019
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