Drawing earns place in national collection

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Artist Miles Hall has secured Australia’s richest regional drawing award – the JADA (Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award) from the Grafton Regional Gallery.   The Queensland College of Art alumni and Fine Art Sessional Academic in the Bachelor of Fine Art Program was awarded $15,000 acquisitive prize money for his drawing entitled “Eyes closed. Feeling for […]

Building links with Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry

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Dr Pribadi Sutiono, Director of the Senior Diplomatic Training Course (Sesparlu), at the Centre for Education and Training (CET), Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, visited the Griffith Asia Institute on 17-18 October to formalise links between Griffith University and CET through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.  During his visit to Griffith Dr Sutiono, […]

Art awakens the spirit of St Helena Island

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The ghosts of Australia’s past that continue to fit and weave their way into the present will be explored among the crumbling ruins on St Helena Island this Friday evening.   The event will incorporate live dance, music, film projections and a walking discovery of the island.   Coordinator, Professor Patricia Hoffie from the Queensland […]

Long on vision, short on detail

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Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s release of the much anticipated “Australia in the Asian Century” white paper marks a potential turning point in Australia’s engagement with the region. But while strong on vision and rhetorical commitment, the white paper provides no compelling message about how government will better resource the capabilities that are integral to deeper […]

A fresh take on the humble spanner

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A Queensland College of Art graduate has won a prestigious international Red Dot award for his redesign of the traditional spanner. YueXiao Ma, also known as Benz, was awarded in the Design Concept category of the event, which is widely regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the design world. Benz says he was driven to design […]

By any measure, our productivity and competitiveness are on the slide

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Measures of productivity and international competitiveness are used frequently to compare Australia’s performance in the international economic arena. Conventionally, productivity gauges how efficiently labour, capital and technology combine to produce goods and services, whereas competitiveness reflects an economy’s ability to sell these goods and services to the rest of the world. Hence one focuses on […]

Punching above our weight: sizing up Australia’s Economy

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Treasurer Wayne Swan recently noted that Australia is now the 12th largest economy (based upon GDP). Moreover he boasted how Australia has moved up 3 places in the rankings since the Howard Government. However, is this the whole story. Dr Tom Conley takes a more in-depth look at GDP versus PPP rankings in his article […]