Posts Tagged ‘china’

Grommets at DFAT

Posted: 9:01 am on 19th May 2015

We all know Prime Minister Tony Abbott is a keen surfer. Less well-known is the fact that Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop, must also be a fan. WasteWatch can’t think of any other explanation for the $16,500 of your money that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has given to a Gold Coast surfing industry group for ‘strategies for developing global alliances in the emerging Australia-China surfing industry’. WasteWatch didn’t even…

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The ARC’s curious interest in China

Posted: 10:16 am on 30th January 2015

Remember the recent $183,000 of your money the Australian Research Council gave to one lucky academic to study China’s rural migrant workers, in order to “demonstrate unequivocally that love and romance are far from ‘trivial’ for these individuals”? It seems the ARC has long had a curious interest in our great northern neighbour. However, two projects from back in 2009 indicate that the ARC may not have taken its responsibility to…

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CIS Podcast ep 27 – week ending 8 November 2013

Posted: 3:15 pm on 8th November 2013

Episode 27 – produced for the week ending 8 November 2013   Topics Chiselling away at God What to do about the car industry Australian spy games With Nick Cater and Trisha Jha, produced by Matt O’Connell   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by author and CIS adjunct scholar Nick Cater to talk about a recent column of his and Trisha Jha looks at…

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CIS Podcast ep 24 – week ending 11 October 2013

Posted: 4:08 pm on 11th October 2013

Episode 24 – produced for the week ending 11 October 2013   Topics The politics of teaching struggling kids how to read, and Politicians expenses – scandal or not? with Jen Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut and Ben Herscovitch, produced by Matt O’Connell   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by CIS education expert Jen Buckingham to talk about her latest piece on the politics of teaching kids…

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CIS Podcast ep 22 – week ending 27 September 2013

Posted: 5:29 pm on 27th September 2013

Episode 22 – produced for the week ending 27 September 2013   Topics Anti-competitive action and secondary boycotts, The abolition of the Climate Commission and The return of Radio Free China with Trish Jha, Ben Herscovitch and Helen Rittelmeyer, produced by Matt O’Connell   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by CIS expert on the not-for-profit sector Helen Rittelmeyer and CIS researcher Trisha Jha…

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CIS Podcast ep 8 – week ending 14 June 2013

Posted: 5:48 pm on 13th June 2013

Episode 8 – produced for the week ending 14th of June 2013   Topics Immigration policy and asylum seekers High level talks in America between China and the US with Jeremy Sammut and Ben Herscovitch     Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by regular panellist, social policy researcher Jeremy Sammut and we have a special segment from Beijing with Ben Herscovitch. Topics Immigration…

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$2.4m in corporate welfare for the wine industry

Posted: 10:32 am on 6th May 2013

If in a few years a glass of Australian wine tastes better than it does now, you will know who to thank: the Australian taxpayer. The government has announced $2.4 million to establish a ‘Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production’ at the University of Adelaide to help wine producers ‘tap into new markets like Asia’s growing middle class‘. If the benefits of China’s growing middle class and its appetite for…

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