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The Honours Proposal

Title: Compassionate Deterrence & The Sociological Imagination

 

 

Introduction:

 

This proposal is for an interdisciplinary, Mixed media/ Arts/Social & Political Sciences study that looks at human displacement, forced migration and Australia’s socio-political stance on asylum seekers.

The goal is to produce a visual arts installation…

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Added by rozee cutrone on March 13, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

Marginalised Women & the NSW alcohol and other drug service system

   

Foreword

 

This paper was prepared for the NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS).  NCOSS is the peak body for the health and community sector in NSW, providing vital support for delivering the sector’s core services. NCOSS works directly and collaboratively with communities, government and non-government agencies, civil society and the private sector in order to identify, review and advise on the challenges that face people and communities…

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Added by rozee cutrone on October 13, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Surveillance in the Garden of Eden

                                             

Foreword

 

This is an opinion piece that looks at key interactions between surveillance, the Internet, mass media and neoliberalism through a mythological lens.

The principles, structures and strategies of neoliberal capitalism work together…

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Added by rozee cutrone on November 30, 1999 at 12:00 — No Comments

Australia’s Invisible Intersex

                                                

 

"Historically, whenever a culture is on the brink of stepping into a new paradigm, members of that culture react quite predictably. As the old paradigm begins to disintegrate, people attempt to reinvigorate or reinforce the paradigm in order to try and preserve what is known and therefore safe and secure, while resisting the forces of change for fear of facing the unknown” (Noble,…

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Added by rozee cutrone on January 13, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

MONA and David Walsh: Is singularity of vision essential to the success of a cultural enterprise?

Introduction   

                

David Walsh is an author, gambler, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the creator and owner of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), launched in 2009 and located on the banks of the Derwent River in the Tasmanian suburb of Berridale in Hobart.  Walsh is emerging as one of the more exceptional personalities in Australia’s contemporary cultural landscape.  This paper discusses Walsh as an exemplary example of the creative…

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Added by rozee cutrone on September 6, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Heroes, villains and all the usual suspects

 

Politics, media and the unfettered free market economy

 We don’t mix God with politics                                                 

“Bullshit is all the reasons we give for living. If we can't think up reasons of our own, we always have the God bullshit.”…

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Added by rozee cutrone on July 26, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

The rise of neoliberalism: Australia’s beleaguered democracy

Australian political culture and its public policy-making has changed dramatically since the 1980’s, influenced by the gradual adoption of neoliberal ideologies by successive governments. Australian society is experiencing a political and economic shift from a social democratic nation in support of the welfare state; to a free-market based, neoliberal society with a decline in public spending and a rise in privatisation and deregulation. This influence is modifying…

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Added by rozee cutrone on July 4, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

The US-AUSFTA, Convergence and the Australian film and television industry.

 

 

 

The 2004 US-Australia FTA ignited much debate about the anticipated benefits and shortcomings of this historic bilateral agreement and of whether Australia was well placed to take advantage of the opportunities that came with media convergence.  Now over a decade later, the economic outcomes and cultural influences of the AUSFTA can be considered through hindsight.

This review examines literature that discusses the impact of the AUSFTA on…

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Added by rozee cutrone on April 23, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

The Metaphysical Dreamtime

“The whole essence of truth cannot be transmitted from mouth to ear. Nor can any pen describe it, not even that of the recording Angel, unless she finds the answer in the sanctuary of her own heart, in the innermost depths of her divine intuitions.” — The Secret Doctrine 1888, 2:516

 

The Dreamtime and Gnosticism are two distinctly unique spiritual traditions that preserve and transmit their spiritual and philosophical knowledge…

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Added by rozee cutrone on July 14, 2015 at 22:30 — No Comments

The bones of a city

Silent in the caves and caverns, sleeping, long forgotten, tucked deep under steel and concrete,

my…

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Added by rozee cutrone on November 22, 2014 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Me, Myself and the Great I See!

While sailing the words of so many i's heard, I came to the Great Eye Sea,


"Avast ye!" called I, "Avast ye!"  (then remembering the coxswain is me...)
There's no one but me, no one but me,
"Just me and me"  Says I.  
Yet eyes rarely know what…
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Added by rozee cutrone on May 18, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Say Goodbye to The pristine beauty of the Kimberleys?.....Chevron/Woodside has just cut a deal

The big sell out of the Kimberleys   Say good bye to the pristine Kimbereley coast line of Australia. This remote and virtually untouched paradise, should be protected as a world heritage site, instead it's the planned site for a massive gas plant for the American company…

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Added by rozee cutrone on June 3, 2011 at 1:30 — 1 Comment

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