This 2001 book interprets the predicament faced by Australia's regional people from their own perspective and proposes a means by which they can act together to find a secure future under globalisation. It argues that neoliberalism in combination with its 'real world' effects in economic policy are driving regional Australia further into social, environmental and economic decay. Gray and Lawrence advocate a new kind of regionalism with broad objectives for people to pursue. This takes discussion about rural and regional policies out of the contexts of trade and industry policies and into the realm of the social and political. Ideas developed throughout the book are drawn from rural sociology, community studies, rural geography, political economy and regional studies.
Opal Clemenger’s facing bankruptcy and only ruthless tycoon Domenic Silvagni can rescue her. Domenic thinks money can buy anything — including a wife. So he will help Opal only if she agrees to his marriage ultimatum.
Opal has no choice but to marry Domenic, but then he makes another demand: she must provide him with an heir. But Domenic quickly realises that there’s one thing he can’t buy — his wife’s love...
Sheikh Khaled Al-Ateeq has asked Sapphire Clemenger to design the wedding gown of his intended bride. But there’s more to Khaled's deal than meets the eye: Sapphy must accompany him to his desert palace and she’s forbidden to meet the bride-to-be. How strange when she’s told the bridal gown’s measurements are her own...
Sapphy realises that she’s been stolen by the sheikh — because she’s his chosen wife!
He’d wed her to save her from a forced marriage to another man. Twelve years later, Paolo Mancini’s back to tell his wife, beautiful Helene Grainger, they can divorce at last.
But Paolo is still the passionate and gorgeous Italian whom Helene married. When they are reunited for one last night, Paolo realises what he’s been missing — and decides that he cannot let her go!
When Ruby Clemenger inherits half of the Bastiani Pearl Corporation, she knows that her life is about to get complicated. Zane Bastiani, the pearl master’s son, wants rid of Ruby — he thinks she was his father’s mistress and can be easily bought. But Ruby’s price is high. Unable to pay her off with cash, Zane decides to seduce Ruby into submission. He has nothing to lose — until he discovers Ruby is innocent...in every way!
"This book documents the history of economic discourse in Australia and New Zealand from the early days of European settlement. Many of the early economists were immigrants (William Hearn, Charles Pearson, Catherine Spence, David Syme). A few (such as W. C. Wentworth, born on the First Fleet) were proud natives, self-taught but confident and assertive in their use of economic arguments. The 20th century brought European refugees (Heinz Arndt, Harro Bernardelli, Fred Gruen, Kurt Singer) and a healthy crop of locally-born public servant-economists (Bernard Ashwin, John Crawford, 'Nugget' Coombs, Leslie Melville, Roland Wilson). There were theorists of international renown (Richard Manning, Wilfred Salter, Trevor Swan), some who made important contributions to public policy debates (Ronald Henderson, Eric Russell) or distinguished themselves in econometrics (Rex Bergstrom, Bill Phillips). The 130 entries in this volume have been written by more than 50 international authorities, revealing the depth and diversity of economics in Australia and New Zealand over almost two centuries." "This biographical dictionary is a comprehensive original reference work that will appeal to many economists and researchers of history and public polity, in addition to those involved in the history of economic thought."--BOOK JACKET.
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