By Lisa Denny MANY studies have identified that people who visit Tasmania are more likely to consider moving to the state. As such, the role tourism experiences play in population growth will be considerable. The shift to the concept of a visitor economy touted by Tourism Tasmania chairman James Cretan by expanding on the tourism-led […]
Thanks so much to Dr John Rolls, Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Barbara Hardy Institute at the University of South Australia delivered today’s Friday Seminar on ‘Political Psychology of Climate Change.’ For those of you who couldn’t make the seminar in person a recording is available by following this link https://echo360.org.au/lesson/aed18f5e-a267-405c-ac4e-532581604356/classroom# (please cut and paste […]
By Professor Richard Eccleston and Dr Anne Hardy MUCH is written about how technology is disrupting business and everyday lives. Technological change is a double-edged sword. It has the capacity to empower and promote prosperity and wellbeing and potential to destroy traditional jobs and undermine communities. Too often government is the proverbial rabbit in the […]
By Professor Ian Marsh Here’s a puzzle. Over the past decade or so Australian politics has veered from one crisis to another. In that same period New Zealand has enjoyed effective and constructive government. What’s the difference? Let’s start with the different records. First Australia. Here is a rough summary. Five prime ministers in five […]
It was literally standing room only last week at our Friday Seminar. Professor Ted Lefroy, Director of the Centre for the Environment at the University of Tasmania, presented on the topic ‘The Myths of Nature and the Rise of Ecology’. We now have the slides and audio available.
Given Australia’s increasingly important trade and financial relationship with China the Australian media, corporate board rooms, government offices and university campuses are full of commentary and speculation on China’s economic outlook as it undertakes a difficult transition from an export-orientated industrial producer to a higher wage, more domestically orientated consumer economy. Given this interest, the […]
The University of Tasmania’s Gendered Workloads project hosted two visiting academics last week to discuss the issues of work/life balance and wellbeing and social disadvantage, and explore future collaboration. Professor Janeen Baxter, director of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course at the University of Queensland, and […]
I’ve been talking to quite a few local journos this week about tax and the perennial issue of MP’s pays and thought I’d put a few thoughts to paper. Proposals to increase politicians pay and the procedures for developing and approving them are always controversial. This is doubly so at […]