The reprint edition of Sir Frank Packer: a biography by Bridget Griffen-Foley, was launched by Rod Tiffen at a media event last night. The occasion celebrated the 150th issue of Media Information Australia and the latest edition of the seminal text, Media & Communications in Australia.
The songs and threatened languages of one of Australia's most prominent genres of Indigenous music, wangga, from Australia's Top End, are presented in a new book published by researchers at PARADISEC. Songmen from the Daly region of the Northern Territory who created and performed songs for their communities and general public over the past fifty […]
GPs in Australia are working three hours less per week in direct clinical care, however they are dealing with more health problems per visit, research led by the University of Sydney shows. “Patients with Type 2 diabetes now account for 8 percent of a GP’s workload, and they spend almost twice as much time with […]
“People with long-term and lifelong disabilities are living longer,” says Professor Roger Stancliffe from the University’s Centre for Disability Research and Policy. “With longer lives comes the need to provide the social support people with disabilities require to have an active, socially connected life in retirement,” he said. Transition to Retirement: A Guide to Inclusive […]
Ecologies of invention, our new book launched last week by Robyn Williams from ABC Radio National’s The Science Show, examines origins, approaches and attitudes towards inventiveness across the disciplines, including art, architecture, design, history, engineering, science, law and economics. As Marc Newson, designer of the famous Lockheed Lounge, points out in the Foreword, Ecologies of […]