As Australian society becomes increasingly complex and diverse, it is more difficult than ever for the lay person to understand how the variety of institutional structures within society function. Institutions in Australian Society examines the basic characteristics of thirteen fundamental institutions in Australian society, giving an overview of the development and contemporary significance of each of them. Written by specialists in each area, but assuming no prior study of the institutions, the book gives insights into the workings of federal, state and local government, the law, the economy, industrial relations, agriculture, education, mass media, social welfare, medicine, religion and sport. Each chapter is self-contained and includes a guide to further reading, while an introduction provides an overview of the importance of these institutions in contemporary Australia.Table 1 2.4 Australian Olympic gold medals, 1 956-76 Olympic Games Number of gold medals won by Australia Melbourne, 1956 13 Rome, I960 8 ... Montreal, 1976 0 Prime minister Malcolm Fraser officially opened the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra on 26 January 1980. ... and competition, coaching, domestic and international travel and competition, and the suppon services provided by sports science and medicine. ... Nine major 254 Institutions in Australian Society.
|Title||:||Institutions in Australian Society|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 1995|