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The latter years of the 1st decade of the twenty-first century have been characterized through a big quantity of problem and alter to Australia and Australians. Australia’s half in those demanding situations and alterations is borne of our household and worldwide ties, our orientation in the direction of ourselves and others, and an ever expanding wisdom of the interdependency of our international. demanding situations and alterations similar to terrorism, weather switch, human rights, group breakdown, paintings and livelihood, and crime should not new yet they tackle new adaptations and effect on us in several methods in instances reminiscent of those. during this quantity we examine those contemporary demanding situations and adjustments and the way Australians themselves think approximately them below 3 subject matters: identification, worry and governance. those topics certainly trap the troubles of Australians in instances of such swap. id is our feel of ourselves and the way others see us. How is that this stricken by the elevated presence of non secular range, particularly Islamic groups, and elevated information of ethical and political responsibilities in the direction of Indigenous Australians? How is it suffering from our curious yet altering courting with Asia? worry is an emotional response to specific alterations and demanding situations and produces specific responses from members, politicians, groups and countries alike; worry of crime, worry of terrorism and worry of switch are all thought of during this volume.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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2007. ‘Emory Bogardus and the origins of the social distance scale’. The American Sociologist 38(4): 383–95. Western, John. 1969. ‘What white Australians think’. Race 10: 411–34. 31 3. Australian Engagement with Asia: Towards closer political, economic and cultural ties Juliet Pietsch and Haydn Aarons This chapter reports on the results of a series of questions the survey asked Australians about engagement with Asia. Australia’s relationship with Asia has commanded much interest from observers both within Australia and within Asia, given geographic nearness and cultural differences.

N = 2612 14 26 46 9 4 H3b. Aboriginal person was employed in the same area as you at a similar job level as you? 5 H3c. Aboriginal person was made your supervisor at work? N = 2604 19 37 40 2 1 Note: VH = very happy; H = happy; N = neither happy nor unhappy; U = unhappy; VU = very unhappy. Source: Australian Survey of Social Attitudes 2007. As in the general attitudinal data, the next question is whether social distance varies by age, gender, educational level or location. 000 for all scenarios), but not by locality (not shown here).

These new human security challenges, which transcend 37 Australia: Identity, Fear and Governance in the 21st Century national borders, are what provide a significant motivation for closer cooperation and integration among member countries and in particular between Australia and Asia. On 4 December 2008, Prime Minister Rudd announced new national security policies that would incorporate transnational issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region such as climate change, pandemic diseases and people smuggling (see Coorey 2008).

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