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A Climate For Growth: Planning South-East Queensland

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South-East Queensland is Australia’s fastest growing urban area, with the population expected to double in the next 20 years. Growth has caused water and housing shortages and traffic congestion, leading to one of the world’s most challenging urban management situations. In A Climate for Growth, Brendan Gleeson and Wendy Steele bring together expert contributors to address key topics in the growth debate. Peter Spearritt describes the ‘200-kilometre city’ in South-East Queensland, while Ian Lowe gives a timely reminder of serious resource shortages and environmental issues in the region. Other contributors consider urban design in a subtropical climate, the haphazard evolution of the region’s transport system and the impact of local voices on planning in their own communities. The growth dilemmas now facing Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine coasts and surrounding areas will ultimately affect all of metropolitan Australia. Should we build more infrastructure that eases water and transport deficits but hastens climate change? How do we address rising community unease about population growth? How can we draw up plans for a constantly changing landscape? A Climate for Growth offers critical insights for the future of city living.


Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking Is A Proper Job

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Why do some ideas flourish and others fail? Why is independent thought valued in some societies and discouraged in others? This series links the creative and digital media fields to law, education, business and technology.This is new knowledge for the new economy.


Ending Holy Wars: Religion and Conflict Resolution in Internal Armed Conflicts

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Ending Holy Wars explores how religious dimensions affect the possibilities for conflict resolution in civil war. Part of UQP's internationally acclaimed New Approaches to Peace and Conflict series.


God's Gentlemen

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David Hilliard’s God’s Gentlemen, originally published in 1978, remains the only detached and detailed historical analysis of the work of the Melanesian Mission. Starting with its New Zealand beginnings and its Norfolk Island years (1867–1920), the work follows the Mission’s shift of headquarters to the Solomon Islands and on until the beginning of the Second World War. The Mission, which grew out of the personal vision of the first Church of England Bishop of New Zealand, George Selwyn, formally defined its field of work as ‘the Islands of Melanesia’ although its activities were confined almost entirely to the island groups that now make up Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. The Diocese of Melanesia was a fully constituent diocese of the Anglican Church of New Zealand from its formation in 1861 until the creation of the autonomous Church of the Province of Melanesia in 1975. Based on a wide range of sources, God’s Gentleman is the inner history of the slow growth of an important and genuinely Melanesian church.


Hidden Innovation: Policy, Industry and the Creative Sector

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The latest book in the internationally acclaimed Creative Economy series


Knowledge Matters

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Knowledge Matters is a crucial step towards solving the structural crisis in how we understand our world. With the rise of capitalism came structures of knowledge that divided ‘facts’ (sciences) from ‘values’ (humanities), but these divisions are unsustainable in today’s society – as shown by Australia’s ongoing history wars.


Larrikins: A History

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Larrikins: A History swerves through the streets of Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, offering a glimpse into the lives of Australia’s first larrikins, including bare knuckle-fighting, football-barracking, and knicker-flashing teenage girls.


Literary Activists: Writer-Intellectuals And Australian Public Life

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Judith Wright fought to save the Great Barrier Reef and campaigned for a Treaty with Aboriginal Australians. Patrick White led anti-nuclear peace marches and boycotted the Bicentenary. Helen Garner and Les Murray took a stand against political correctness. What drives our most outstanding literary figures to become activists and public intellectuals? Are they, in Shelley's famous phrase, our 'unacknowledged legislators'? How have their public interventions provoked us, and how have we responded? Can writers really change the world?


Local Hollywood: Global Film Production And The Gold Coast

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The story of Australia’s own Hollywood. Hollywood films and television programs are watched by a global audience. While many of these productions are still made in southern California, the last twenty years have seen new production centres emerge in the US, Canada and other locations worldwide. Global Hollywood has been made possible by this growing number of Local Hollywoods: locations equipped with the requisite facilities, resources and labour, as well as the political will and tax incentives, to attract and retain high-budget, Hollywood-standard projects. This new book gives an unprecedented insight into how the Gold Coast became the first outpost of Hollywood in Australia. When a combination of forces drove Hollywood studios and producers to work outside California, the Gold Coast’s unique blend of government tax support, innovative entrepreneurs and diverse natural settings made it a perfect choice to host Hollywood productions. Local Hollywood makes an essential contribution to the field of film and media studies, as well as giving film buffs a behind-the-scenes tour of the film industry.


Managing Modernity in the Western Pacific

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Managing modernity in the Western Pacific takes a broad sweep through contemporary topics in Melanesian anthropology and ethnography. With nuanced and rigorous scholarship, it views contemporary debate on modernity in Melanesia within the context of the global economy and cultural capitalism.


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