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Date: 2012
Language: eng
Abstract: This study explains why housing prices are amongst the highest in the world and why this has occurred despite the Melbourne 2030 compact city policy planning initiatives. Melbourne 2030 has failed bec... More
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Date: 2012
Language: eng
Abstract: Australia has been in the grip of a boom mentality over the last decade. Immigration policy settings have been adjusted to accommodate this boom ethos. However, there is now a serious mismatch between... More
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Date: 2012
Language: eng
Abstract: The Australian Government is running a record-high migration program, which it intends to increase in 2012–13. The justification is that the program is delivering migrants with scarce skills needed in... More
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Date: 2010
Language: eng
Abstract: In 1993 we perceived the need for a forum in which to publicise and promote debate about issues important to the development of Australian society -- People and Place was the outcome. Since its incept... More
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Date: 2010
Language: eng
Abstract: All state planning authorities have stipulated that greenfield development remains important in metropolitan land markets because of its role in providing affordable housing for new home owners. This ... More
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Date: 2010
Language: eng
Abstract: Melbourne appears to be booming. Job growth is far more rapid than in Sydney. This article shows that Melbourne’s economy is being driven by population growth and that most job growth is in the city-b... More
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Date: 2010
Language: eng
Abstract: Between 2004–05 and 2007–08 net overseas migration (NOM) increased dramatically. In 2006 the ABS introduced a new methodology to measure NOM. This article shows that the effect of this new methodology... More
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Date: 2010
Language: eng
Abstract: The Australian Government has made a commitment to increase the level of higher education training in Australia. Its target by 2025 is that 40 per cent of all 25- to 34-year-old Australians will posse... More
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Date: 2010
Language: eng
Abstract: In February 2010 the Australian Government announced a set of reform to the rules governing access to permanent residence visas and the temporary entry graduate skills visa (485) for overseas students... More
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Date: 2010
Language: eng
Abstract: The Australian Labor Government has pursued a high migration policy since it came to office in late 2007. This has been justified by claims that it is needed to provide scarce skills for the resources... More
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Date: 2009
Language: eng
Abstract: Enrolments of overseas students have grown sharply, especially in hospitality courses in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Most VET sector students undertook their studies with the e... More
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Date: 2009
Language: eng
Abstract: Intermarriage between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is increasing as cultural and socioeconomic divisions are broken down. For the first time at the 2006 census, a majority of both male an... More
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Date: 2009
Language: eng
Abstract: Sociologists have long regarded intermarriage as a key indicator of ethnic integration. The authors analyse marriage data from the 2006 Australian census. They find that many ethnic groups show low le... More
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Date: 2009
Language: eng
Abstract: Intermarriage between adherents of different religious affiliations is increasing in Australia. However, most intermarriage occurs between the various Christian denominations. Intermarriage between di... More
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Date: 2009
Language: eng
Abstract: Birthplace, ancestry, religion and indigenous status are traditionally strong determinants of partner choice. Where marriage occurs across group boundaries, it is therefore of much interest, particula... More
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Date: 2009
Language: eng
Abstract: Public transport advocates argue that if higher density housing were promoted around transport hubs or along transport corridors, particularly those with tramlines, that this would achieve a significa... More
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Date: 2009
Language: eng
Abstract: The Australian Government has stated an unconditional commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by five per cent on year 2000 levels by 2020. However, in the absence of new abatement measures, Tre... More
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Date: 2009
Language: eng
Abstract: There has been a meteoric rise in enrolments of overseas students in cooking courses in Australia from around 1019 in 2004 to 8242 in 2008. All are trained in full-time courses conducted mainly by pri... More
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Date: 2008
Language: eng
Abstract: Skill shortages have prompted the Australian government to double the skilled migration program since 2001-02. This article examines the employment outcomes for all skilled migrants who arrived in Aus... More
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Date: 2008
Language: eng
Abstract: The Labor government aspires to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent on year 2000 levels. Is this a realistic commitment? The issue is explored in the context of likely population growth in ... More
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Date: 2008
Language: eng
Abstract: Public policy on skills training under the former Coalition Government prioritised trade training. The Rudd Labor Government is following suit. This priority is based on the false assumption of widesp... More
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Date: 2008
Language: eng
Abstract: By far the largest occupational category of migrants gaining permanent residence under the skilled visa subclasses is accountants. The majority of these accountants are former overseas students traine... More
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Date: 2007
Language: eng
Abstract: There have been repeated government promises to establish a nationally consistent assessment system for overseas trained doctors (OTDs). No such assessment has been put in place. As a result, each yea... More
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Date: 2007
Language: eng
Abstract: Overseas student commencements in cooking and hairdressing courses have nearly tripled between 2004 and 2006. This growth reflects the advantages which Migrant Occupations in Demand List (MODL) listin... More
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Date: 2007
Language: eng
Abstract: First release 2006 census data allow an examination of the income levels of recently arrived migrants. Their numbers jumped in the 2001 to 2006 period. This article focuses on men aged 25 to 45 as the... More
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