Professor Gay Hawkins writes about the history of disposability and what needs to be done to disrupt the current disposable culture.

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Dr Emma Power calls for a new, caring approach to housing in Australia.

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Congratulations to Professor Katherine Gibson who has been appointed as the next Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University.

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See the collection of latest books by ICS researchers.

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Youth Mobilities

Research by Dr Shanthi Robertson investigates the effects of young people's overseas experiences on their economic opportunities, social and family ties, and sense of citizenship.

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A collection of waste on the ground.A aerial photo of houses in a suburb.Professor Katherine GibsonThree book coversA young woman photographing a view in the sunset.
A collection of waste on the ground. A aerial photo of houses in a suburb. Professor Katherine Gibson Three book covers A young woman photographing a view in the sunset.
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