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Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute

No. 2/2012

Future Fellow - Bruce Smyth

Associate Professor Bruce Smyth is currently working on two main strands of research. The first is the impacts of the recent child support reforms in Australia and the second is his Future Fellowship project: The high conflict post-divorce shared-time family.

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Integrating population perspectives in Asian environmental debates

Recent public policy debates on the potential impacts of climate change have paid little attention to the dynamics of population, including the ways in which dense settlement patterns pose increased risks of environmental catastrophe, and how these disasters are managed by different cultures and nations.

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Intergen+10 conference

Professor Peter McDonald spoke at the Intergen+10 conference which marked the 10th anniversary of the Treasury’s first Intergenerational Report.

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Indonesia population & development workshop

Thirty Indonesian government officials attended a workshop on policy issues relating to population dynamics, consequences and development organised by Dr Iwu Utomo.

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Australian Population Association conference

The Australian Population Association is calling for abstracts and registrations for their conference to be held in Melbourne in early December. PhD students are invited to apply for travel bursaries to attend the conference.

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Shanghai forum

Professor Peter McDonald and Dr Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi participated in the 7th Shanghai forum that focussed on economic challenges and development in Asia. Integrated with the Forum was the international seminar on patterns of economic development, social change, and fertility decline in comparative perspective.

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Wally: A picture worth a thousand words

Annmarie Ashton-Wyatt uses Where’s Wally? imagery to make her work stand out from the crowd.

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19th century Tasmanian families

Helen Moyle is discovering some fascinating results in her study of couples in 19th century Tasmania where she is tracking the birth of their children in Tasmania, other colonies, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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Major population conferences

ADSRI members have been involved in 2 major population conferences recently - the European Population Conference and the Population Association of America 2012 Annual Meeting.

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Lunch with Thai Prime Minister

On 28 May, Adjunct Associate Professor Helen James attended the lunch hosted by Prime Minister The Hon Julia Gillard, MP, in honour of the visiting Thai Prime Minister, HE Yingluck Shinawatra, in the Great Hall at Parliament House.



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Alumnus Professor Graeme Hugo has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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Kirsten Campbell has won the Australian Population Association's Borrie Prize.

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Professor Peter McDonald appointed as a member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration.

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Seminars & public lectures

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Recent publications

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Alumni news

Dr Namuunda Mutombo appointed Zambian National Advisor - Population

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We are interested in hearing from our alumni.

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Former staff news

Lado Ruzicka and Penny Kane moving to England.

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