Tens of thousands of Indigenous rock art treasures in Western Australia's remote Pilbara region will be researched, catalogued and promoted under a six-year, $1.08 million agreement with leading international mining group Rio Tinto.
UWA Business School International expert on global strategic management, strategic planning and entrepreneurship for growth, Peter Lorange, told Western Australian university executives and industry representatives at a recent Leaders Luncheon that there is still a pessimistic attitude throughout the world as a result of the global financial crisis.
In the literary world, it was an accepted assumption that the 1970s was a time of unprecedented growth in homegrown Australian fiction. And everybody was reading and talking about books by young Australian women.
But it was not until recently that a researcher was able to measure just how many novels were published in that decade, and she found that there had been a decline in novels by Australian writers overall, but confirmed an increase in women's novels.