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Conditions for Insecure workers will form part of an Victorian government Inquiry. Image sourced from

Labour hire, plight of insecure workers to be put under the spotlight

Revelations of a "black labour market" operating in Australia has underlined the need for further investigation into the plight of insecure workers, says the chairman of a new Inquiry.
Le succès n'est pas toujours au rendez vous, alors pourquoi continuer à établir des campus à l'étranger ?

Pourquoi les universités ouvrent des campus à l’international (1)

Construire un campus international est souvent une question de prestige. Premier de quatre articles d’une série sur l’internationalisation de l’enseignement supérieur publiée par The Conversation.
How much do alternative financial services aimed at people on low incomes contribute to their indebtedness? Image sourced from

Payday lending vacuum makes regulation difficult

Despite an emerging market in alternative financial services for people on low incomes, little is really known how these Australians manage their money.
Film festivals are not the only venues where the film industry produces all male panels. AAP/Javier Etxezarreta

The league of men: why are there so few female film critics?

Next time you're looking for a film to see at the cinema, take note of the reviews you're reading and who wrote them. How much is the gender and age of the author influencing what you see?
As regional television flounders, a new approach to deregulation is needed.

To save local voices we need a different kind of deregulation

The Save Our Voices campaign argues that existing media rules are "squeezing the life out of our regional TV networks". But the real story is more complex. Reform is necessary, but so too is local content.
It’s not the quantity but quality of jobs on offer to young people that deserves further attention. Image sourced from

Youth unemployment ‘crisis’ more about job quality

The current discussion about youth unemployment overlooks some nuances of the data that should be helping shape policy.
Federal governments have traditionally struggled to develop a coherent view for our cities. AAP Image/NewZulu/Thinking Media

Urban policy: could the federal government finally ‘get’ cities?

For the first time, both major parties have a cities portfolio in their front bench team. With a few more changes, the government could create a structure that will really get to grips with urban issues.
To bring arts policy into the 21st century, we need to update and correct the basic economic flaws that were baked into the mid-20th century model. Fabrik Bilder/Shutterstock

Leaving legacies behind: arts policy for the here and now

Turnbull’s 21st century vision for government provides an opportunity to fundamentally rethink arts and cultural policy from the ground up and move beyond its 20th century legacy.
The ills that afflict any society can be dealt with much more effectively when the arts are integrated into the national conversation. John Gollings/AAPONE

Finding our identity: arts policy and the future

What if Malcolm Turbull’s conception of "21st-century government" imagines a healthy civil society and a responsive economy that values debate, imagination, difference and surprise - all provided by the arts.

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