April, 2013

Apr 25 2013

Two approaches to disaster recovery

Following Queensland’s natural disasters in the Lockyer Valley, Ipswich and the Cassowary Coast in early 2011, and the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria in 2009, the Queensland and Victorian State Governments, along with the Federal Government, trialled innovative models of support for disaster-affected communities by using arts-led and creative activities.  My evaluations showed that arts-led […]

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Apr 7 2013

Five challenges in conducting social research for local government

There are many reasons for conducting social research for local government.  Local councils may wish to test a concept or idea amongst its rate payers, there could be a program or initiative they have been running for a while with little evidence about how it is performing, or perhaps councils may need to assess the […]

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