February 2019

05
Feb
2019

“Being Affluent One Drinks Wine”: Wine counterfeiting in mainland China

Anqi Shen

In this seminar, Anqi Shen used wine counterfeiting in China as a case study to discuss: the definitional issue of product counterfeiting; the scope, scale and organisation of the counterfeiting business; and the policing of product piracy. Rather than focusing on the protection of intellectual property rights, there was emphasis placed on public health concerns with regard to dangerous counterfeit goods to attract public and law enforcement attention.

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12
Feb
2019

Contagion and Containment of Violence: the Case of Sorcery Accusations and Related Violence in Enga Province, Papua New Guinea

Miranda Forsyth

How and why do particular forms of violence spread across populations during particular periods? This question is interrogated through an empirical account of the current epidemic of violence against individuals accused of practising sorcery in the Enga province of the Papua New Guinean Highlands.

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19
Feb
2019

Judging the Church: Legal Systems and Accountability for Clerical Sexual Abuse of Children

Meredith Edelman

Meredith Edelman will make her final thesis presentation on “Judging the Church: Legal Systems and Accountability for Clerical Sexual Abuse of Children. Her work considers four different legal systems in two Catholic dioceses: the diocese of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia, and the diocese of Gallup in Northern New Mexico and Arizona in the United States. Each diocese has seen a relatively high number of victims come forward with allegations of abuse, and a range of different legal systems used to respond to those claims. The purpose of the thesis is to compare the legal systems. Meredith is supervised by Professor John Braithwaite.

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26
Feb
2019

Why and how Mexico said no to shale gas development and Australia said yes? The implications and challenges moving forward

José Alberto Hernández Ibarzába

Mexico and Australia have, respectively, the sixth and seventh unproved technically recoverable wet shale gas resources. Thus, what happens with these resources matters for their societies. It is also relevant for regional trade. And from a global perspective considering the impact of shale resources development on global warming. Whereas Mexico has stopped fracking, Australia is poised for large scale development of shale gas. Why and how, and the implications and challenges, to be presented.

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26
Feb
2019

Updates on socio-economic agenda and key legislative priorities of the Duterte administration:2019-2022

Undersecretary Gerard Salapantan

This presentation will highlight laws passed during the last three years (2016-18) of the Duterte’s administration in line with his 10-point socio-economic agenda including any variations thereof. The Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO), as the executive’s legislative arm in coordination with the Philippine Congress, monitors and tracks these priorities with various departments and government agencies. Further, PLLO will present the key legislative priorities of this administration for the remaining three years (2019-2022)

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28
Feb
2019

Analysis of three Australian State-level Public Policies: Stakeholders’ Perspective

Kuntal Goswami

This research examines how various groups of stakeholders perceived Tasmania Together (TT), South Australia’s Strategic Plan (SASP), and Western Australia’s State Sustainability Strategy as an over-arching holistic sustainability public policy. It also investigates their opinions on the apparent political implications as well as the benefits of these policies.

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