September 2017

05
Sep
2017

Sexual assault and harassment on university campuses: Changing the course

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs

In 2016 the university sector through Universities Australia, asked the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct a survey to establish prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campuses. Gillian Triggs, who was until recently the President of the Commission, will be talking about the resulting ‘Change the Course’ report which was published on 1 August 2017.

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11
Sep
2017

Gender responsive budgeting and breastfeeding policies: insights from the Asia-Pacific region

Julie Smith, Miranda Stewart, Rhonda Sharp, Shoba Suri, Alessandro Lellamo, Kim Jai-Ok, Internationa

This public seminar is a unique opportunity to highlight the progress on breastfeeding policies and associated funding across the region. It will explore how these experiences can be enhanced by efforts to improve gender equality and women’s economic security through fiscal and economic policy.

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12
Sep
2017

Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity: Project update

Sharon Friel, Belinda Townsend, Ashley Schram, Janice Lee

The aim of the Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in the Social Determinants of Health Equity is to advance understanding of how government policy can work more effectively so as to improve health and promote the fair distribution of health in society. This seminar will present an overview of the CRE and focus on two work packages: agenda setting and policy evaluation.

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15
Sep
2017

States and peoples in conflict

Peter Grabosky, Cecilia Jacob, Rod Broadhurst, Haroro Ingram, John Braithwaite

A book launch and public seminar exploring the interactions between the rulers and the ruled, authorities and challengers, co-operation and conflict, accommodation and resistance, and the changing context of conflict from the local to the global.

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19
Sep
2017

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australian youth justice: A Western Australian prevalence study

Sharynne Hamilton, Jacinta Freeman

The researchers will present the preliminary findings from a prevalence study of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Western Australia. They will discuss experiences of multiple stakeholders who have been involved in the project, providing a complex insight into the lives of some of Western Australia’s most vulnerable youth.

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21
Sep
2017

Holding security sector institutions responsible for international crime

Jodie O'Leary

Additional insights into whether security sector institutions are currently held accountable through available transitional justice mechanisms.

Timorese soldiers pick up trash at a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission.

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26
Sep
2017

The role of investment treaties in investment liberalisation

Jonathan Bonnitcha

Investment treaties’ liberalisation provisions limit states’ ability to restrict or place conditions on new foreign investments. Such provisions are difficult to reconcile with existing theories that explain and justify investment treaties. This inter-disciplinary paper proposes a new conceptual framework to understand why states agree to such provisions, and explores the framework’s implications for policy debate about the regulation of incoming investment.

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27
Sep
2017

Weighing the Evidence: Justice Antonio Carpio on South China Sea

Justice Antonio T Carpio

The South China Sea (SCS) dispute has become one of the most contentious international legal disputes in the world at present. This event is an opportunity to hear a leading authority on the SCS examining the merits of various claimants’ positions in the disputed area and also present scenarios for mutually acceptable resolution of the dispute.

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