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CCS in the Media

26 October 2015

CCS members regularly appear in the Media providing expert advice and opinion related to their field of research.

Please see below what our members have been talking and writing about.


October 2015

'Refugees want to be lifters not leaners: report shows entrepreneurial spirit' The Sydney Morning Herald reports on research by Jock Collins: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/refugees-want-to-be-lifters-not-leaners-report-shows-entrepreneurial-spirit-20151022-gkfk1i.html


August 2015

'Stop, go back, the NDIS board shake-up is going the wrong way' writes Simon Darcy in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/stop-go-back-the-ndis-board-shake-up-is-going-the-wrong-way-45284


'North and South Korea on war footing after exchange of artillery fire': Andrei Lankov, presenter at CCS' seminar Women and the North Korean Economy, interviewed on ABC's Lateline. Lateline Video, ABC News Article

Article in Hojudonga (in Korean) regarding CCS' seminar Women and the North Korean Economyhttp://www.hojudonga.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=45359


'The Sydney schools becoming Anglo ghettos': Christina Ho interviewed by The Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/the-sydney-schools-becoming-anglo-ghettos-20150824-gj69tv.html


March 2015

'Six ways Australia's education system is failing our kids' write Bronwen Dalton, Rachel Wilson and Chris Baumann in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/six-ways-australias-education-system-is-fail...


January 2015

'Manus Island hunger strikes are a call to Australia's conscience' write Lucy Fiske, Mary Anne Kenny and Nicholas Procter in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/manus-island-hunger-strikes-are-a-call-to-australias-conscience-36419


December 2014

The Race Riots that made Australia: SBS January 2015

Race riots, despite John Howard, are not 'Un-Australian". There have been dozens and each has played an important part in re-setting the social climate of the times. "The Great Australian Race Riot", a series over three weeks in January, explores nine riots that were critical in re-framing relations between religious, ethnic and racial communities in Australia.
From the Irish of the 1840s, to the Indigenous people of Redfern of the 2000's, (and bypassing Cronulla because that's the series leitmotiv), Peter FitzSimons leads us through the back roads and alleyways of violence race and nation, and the role that diggers have played in so many of them. The concept development for the series was done by Prof Andrew Jakubowicz of FASS, who also served as the series adviser (and does a couple of on screen appearances).
A seminar exploring the series is being planned at CCS during Autumn semester. CCS will also be holding workshops on taking research and turning it into popular documentary, for better or worse.



November 2014

'Despite rorting of internship programs, they're still worthwile', writes Jenna Price in the Conversation: http://theconversation.com/despite-rorting-of-internship-programs-theyre-still-worthwhile-34082


'Why Women should not use the non-profit sector to reach corporate boardrooms', write Bronwen Dalton and Jenny Green in the Conversation: http://theconversation.com/why-women-should-not-use-the-non-profit-sector-to-reach-corporate-boardrooms-32907


'Democracy in Action as Australia's catalans vote for Independence', writes Aleksandra Hadzelek in the Conversation: http://theconversation.com/democracy-in-action-as-australias-catalans-vote-for-independence-33997


October 2014

UTS Business School and Shopfront are collaborating with Settlement Services International on a world-first program to help people from refugee backgrounds achieve their business potential. CCS' Jock Collins acts as an advisor and mentor with Ignite, and has been commissioned to conduct a three-year evaluation of the program. He is excited – but unsurprised – by its success: http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/news/2014/10/entrepreneurial-spirit

August 2014

'Saving Tuna from Overfishing means Playing Politics', writes Kate Barclay in the Conversation: http://theconversation.com/saving-tuna-from-overfishing-means-playing-politics-2663


Media stories about the Gallipoli to Coniston Conference on August 28 and 29

The conference, which aimed to change the way we commemorate warfare in Australia, gained media attention mainly by local radio stations and print media:

ABC Alice Springs, Drive Show, Tim Brunero
Interview with Francis Jupurrurla Kelly, The Acting Chairman of the Central Land Council and the maker of a documentary about the 1928 Coniston massacre. Kelly describes what prompted the massacre, stressing that it is important to remember what has occurred in the past. He says he is going to play the film at the University of Technology Sydney.

2MCE, Orange, 14:00 National Radio News, Newsreader, 28 Aug 2014
Today is the 86th anniversary of the Coniston massacre, which saw more than 60 Aboriginal men, women, and children shot and killed. The University of Technology Sydney will hold a 'Remember Frontiers' event, called, 'Gallipoli to Coniston'. Jenny Monroe, from the Aboriginal tent embassy, will speak at the event.

Also broadcast from the following 68 stations:
100.9 FM (Albany), 104.7 Gippsland FM (Morwell), 105.1 FM Caboolture (Caboolture), 2CBD (Deepwater), 2HOT (Cobar), 2MCR (Campbelltown), 2MTM (Coonamble), 2NCR (Lismore), 2SSR (Wollongong), 2WAY (Wauchope), 2WCR (Coonabarabran), 2XX FM (Canberra), 3MBS (Melbourne), 3MGB (Mallacoota), 3REG (Bairnsdale), 3SER (Pakenham), 4BCR (Bundaberg), 4CRM (Mackay), 4YOU (Rockhampton), 5CCR (Ceduna), 5THE (Millicent), Alpine Radio (Mount Beauty), Bay and Basin FM (Nowra), Bay FM (Brisbane), BAY FM (Byron Bay), Beau FM (Beaudesert), BLU FM 89.1 (Katoomba), Burnett River Radio (Gayndah), Cairns FM 89.1 (Cairns), City Park Radio (Launceston), Cow FM (Casino), Encounter FM (Victor Harbor), Eurbodalla Radio (Moruya), Ezy FM (Lithgow), Five-O-Plus (Gosford), FM 96.3 (Tumut), Fraser Coast Community Radio (Hervey Bay), Gulf FM (Kadina), Heart FM (Deloraine), KCR FM (Perth), KRR (Kandos), NineFourOne (Wollongong), Noosa Community Radio (Sunshine Coast), Oak FM (Wangaratta), Opal FM (Lightning Ridge), Paradise FM (Ballina), Phoenix FM (Bendigo), Radio Mansfield (Mansfield), Rainbow FM (Warwick), Rhema FM Orange (Orange), Rock FM (Moranbah), Smart FM (Swan Hill), Star FM (St Helens), Tank Radio (Kempsey), Tasman FM (Hobart), Three Rivers Radio (Dunedoo), Triple B (Tanunda), Triple H (Horsham), Twin Cities FM (Wanneroo), UG FM (Alexandra), Valley FM (Canberra), Valley FM (Brisbane), VOX FM (Wollongong), WAR FM (Gilgandra), Way FM (Canberra), Way FM (Launceston), Yass FM (Yass), York FM (York)

Kalgoorlie Miner, WA
Professor calls to end silence on bloodshed

The Australian News
Great Silence continues on Frontier Wars


Prime 7 News
Great Silence continues on Frontier Wars



CCS Director Nina Burridge chaired a student forum on Asylum Seekers at Miller Technology Highschool, which was supported by CCS. Read the full story in the Sydney Morning Herald here: http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/refugees-reallife-stories-an-eyeopener-for-students-20140829-109mzn.html


Thousands protest against coal mining, forming 8km human chain in River Neisse along German-Polish border, writes Tom Morton on ABC News Online:


'We need ABS arts and sports data to understand our culture', writes Simon Darcy in The Conversation:



Sport and arts are big industries, worth $160 billion, so it's foolish to scrap abs data collection, write Bronwen Dalton and Simon Darcy.
Business Insider, 15 August. Retrieved from The Conversation website:




July 2014

'Australia's Coal Industry needs to prepare for global Climate Action', writes Ian McGregor in the Conversation: http://theconversation.com/australias-coal-industry-needs-to-prepare-for-global-climate-action-28547


Integration not Segregation: Para-Sports at the Glasgow Games, writes Simon Darcy in The Conversation:



Pararoos show fighting spirit to ensure ongoing support [podcast]

Australia’s Paralympic soccer team recently had all their funding cut by the Australian Sports Commission putting their future in doubt.

Capturing the attention of many, efforts are now being made to challenge this decision in a bid to ensure ongoing support for the Pararoos.

Professor Simon Darcy from the University of Technology Sydney joined Angus Randall to discuss his petition:



Putting the boot in - sport policy funding cuts [podcast]

The Socceroos haven’t fared too well in the world cup but everyone’s been behind them for their fighting spirit. Meanwhile a team that is much more successful is their Paralympic counterparts the Pararoos who rank number ten in the world – so why has their funding just been cut? Radio Adelaide's Angus Randall discussed the ‘Winning edge’ policy with Professor Simon Darcy:



In picking winners, sport funding rules can fail people with disabilities says Simon Darcy on The Conversation



June 2014

CCS Director Dr Bronwen Dalton writes about the C20 Summit in The Conversation

Now is not the time to be polite write Bronwen Dalton and John Butcher



Professor Andrew Jakubowicz features in SBS Documentary 'Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl'

CCS is pleased to report that Co-Director Andrew Jakubowicz features in the SBS documentary series 'Once upon a Time in Punchbowl' about the Lebanese Community in Sydney. He also acted as a consultant sociologist writing the multicultural narrative on the series.

Please see the documentary series trailer here: http://www.sbs.com.au/programs/onceuponatimein/

Professor Jakubowicz has also published an article in The Conversation about the series titled 'Once upon a Time in Punchbowl' rescues Lebanese honour from shame:


Another piece of expert opinion by Andrew Jakubowicz can be found in The Age, in an article about right wing groups targeting a Bendigo mosque:



May 2014

Mechanisms of of corruption in NSW governance

In the light of a bottle of wine ending Barry O'Farrell's premiership, CCS Director Dr Bronwen Dalton talked to 2ser about corruption in NSW. Please listen here:



Widespread concerns about professional fundraisers targeting struggling remote Indigenous communities

Bronwen Dalton is interviewed by ABC News for a story about rogue 'fundraisers':



Creative (dis)Ability

The work of a research team led by Simon Darcy measuring the social impact of professional arts programs in the lives of people with disability is the cover story of the May edition of u:mag



April 2014

Simon Darcy speaks to SBS about the Rio Olympics and how the preparations are critically behind schedule



Measuring the Invisible Value of Volunteering

CCS members Dr Melissa Edwards, Professor Simon Darcy, and Professor Jenny Onyx ran a workshop in collaboration with Surf Life Saving Australia about how to measure the invisible impact of volunteering, which the online non for profit hub Pro Bono has added to its news: 'Measuring the Invisible Value of Volunteering':



Death in the Gulag

Associate Professor Tom Morton, CCS member and Director of the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, writes about the Senate inquiry into the murder of Reza Barati in the Manus Island detention centre:



March 2014

Spain moves to right a 522-year wrong, but still overlooks some

Aleksandra Hadzelek had a new article published in The Conversation about Spain granting citizenship to Jews whose ancestors were expelled from the country over 500 years ago:



Academics call on Tony Abbott to close on detention centres immediately

New CCS Postdoctoral Fellow Lucy Fiske appeared on ABC News 24 talking about the immediate necessity to close Australian run detention centres:


December 2012

States, PM take first steps to disability scheme: experts respond

Simon Darcy writes in The Conversation about the COAG agreement for the first stage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)


September 2012

Beyond the Paralympics: where to for disability sport in Australia?

Simon Darcy writes in The Conversation about disability sport at the grass roots level in Australia