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  • (1998) Nipperess, Joe; Baldry, Eileen
    The following report is a detailed description of the Indigenous Australian content of thirteen BSW courses offered at various Australian Universities. The content descriptions were collected and summarised by Joe Nipperess, a fourth year social work student, from information kindly sent by various staff members at those universities and was checked back with those staff members for accuracy. Most of the respondents returned the material with some changes which were incorporated; a small number did not reply. There may be some inaccuracies therefore in some segments. If so, please accept our apologies. Please inform us of any changes needed.

  • (1998) Wilson, William Hulme; Halford, Graeme S
    Conference Paper
    This paper describes experiments on on the robustness of tensor product networks using distributed representations, for recall tasks. The results of the experiments indicate, among other things, that the degree of robustness increases with the number of binding units and decreases with the fraction of the space of possible facts that have been taught to the network. Mean recall scores decrease linearly with the proportion of binding units inactivated, and recall score variance depends linearly on number of binding units and on number of facts taught to the network.

  • (1995) Wilson, William Hulme
    Conference Paper
    This paper concerns a class of recurrent neural networks related to Elman networks (simple recurrent networks) and Jordan networks and a class of feedforward networks architecturally similar to Waibel’s TDNNs. The recurrent nets used herein, unlike standard Elman/Jordan networks, may have more than one state vector. It is known that such multi-state Elman networks have better learning performance on certain tasks than standard Elman networks of similar weight complexity. The task used involves learning the graphotactic structure of a sample of about 400 English words. Learning performance was tested using regimes in which the state vectors are, or are not, zeroed between words: the former results in larger minimum total error, but without the large oscillations in total error observed when the state vectors are not periodically zeroed. Learning performance comparisons of the three classes of network favour the feedforward nets.

  • (1993) Gibson, P; Henry, D; Francis, L; Cruickshank, D; Dupen, F; Higginbotham, N; Henry, RL; Sutherland, D
    Journal Article

  • (1983) Henry, RL; Milner, AD
    Journal Article

  • (1983) Henry, RL; Milner, AD; Davies, JG
    Journal Article

  • (1980) Paull, John
    Journal Article
    The transcript of an excerpt of a conversation between God and an Earthling 2 is presented. The discussion centers around an appropriate status for laws of behavior—are they human artifacts or cosmic dictates?

  • (1999) Moore, Keri Marie
    Journal Article
    A teachers guide to assessing the students' use of Muscle Energy techniuqes

  • (1987) Saunders, Peter; Whiteford, Peter
    Working Paper
    During the 1987 federal election campaign, the Prime Minister made the pledge that 'by 1990 no child will need to live in poverty'. As a first step towards that goal a family package was announced during the election and spelt out in greater detail in the 1987-88 Budget in September. This report analyses the impact of the family package on children living below the poverty line. The report begins by noting that financial poverty among dependent children has increased from around 6 per cent in the mid-sixties to 20 per cent by the mid-eighties. This corresponds to a rise in the total number of children in poverty from 233 thousand in 1966 to over 800 thousand in 1985-86. International comparisons of the incidence of child poverty at the turn of the decade also show Australia in a very poor light. Using standardised definitions, the incidence of .child poverty in Australia far exceeds that in a number of other industrialised economies with the exception of the United States. The report follows earlier research by using the poverty line developed by the Poverty Commission - the Henderson poverty line - to base its assessment of, the impact of the family package. It is argued that the incidence of poverty - the proportion of the population below the poverty line - is an insensitive measure against which to assess the impact of the family package. This is because poverty incidence only changes when families are moved from below the poverty line to above it. The report discusses an alternative measure, based on the concept of the poverty gap, and applies this to assess the family package. After describing the main elements in the family package, the report discusses the assumptions on which the assessment of its impact is based. In analysing the impact of the family package on child poverty, account is taken of housing costs, using projections derived from the 1981-82 Income and Housing Survey. The results indicate that about 100 thousand of the 540 thousand children in. pensioner and beneficiary families will be moved out of poverty by the family package. However, all such families with children will receive increased incomes, and it is estimated that the poverty gap is reduced by $160 million, from $350 million to $190 million. It is concluded that although the family package represents a significant improvement in the incomes of poor families, more will be required if the child poverty pledge is to be achieved. While additional income support measures are warranted, these need to be part of a co-ordinated, multidimensional policy approach. The report stresses the need for housing and employment policies which would help to ensure that families do not need to be so reliant on income support in the first place.

  • (1988) Ross, Russell
    Working Paper
    Analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data for the period 1983 - 1988 confirms the belief that there has been a marked improvement in the labour market and raises the following question: has the employment growth been experienced evenly throughout the economy or have certain groups benefited relatively more than other groups? The focus of the present paper is on teenagers and a statistical picture of the position of young people relative to the labour market is presented. Despite the general improvement which has resulted in the number of people in employment growing by more than one million, the evidence indicates that teenagers have fared very badly; full-time employment among teenagers is stagnant, and the growth in part-time employment is primarily experienced by secondary school students who are working a few hours per week.