Don Perlgut selected publications

Also see my film reviews and book reviews pages.

Selected publications relating to education, social and economic issues

“What would a next Labor Government do with Australian vocational education and training: read this book“, Community Colleges Australia, 12 November 2018.

Report on the Western Sydney Regional Economic Development Skills Forum in Parramatta, Community Colleges Australia, 28 October 2018.

Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Students of NSW Not-for-Profit Community Education Providers: Summary of NCVER 2017 Data, Community Colleges Australia, 11 September 2018. Read the Summary here.
What Australia’s not-for-profit community education providers need, Community Colleges Australia (also published on Analysis & Policy Observatory), 20 July 2018. Based on a speech I made in Melbourne at the Federal VET Policy Forum on 16 July 2018.
American community colleges in the age of Trump, one year on: Lessons for Australia, Community Colleges Australia, 3 April 2018.
The Role of New South Wales Community Education Providers in Regional and Rural Economic Development, Community Colleges Australia, 25 January 2018. View the Executive Summary and Recommendations here; view a copy of the full report (PDF) here.

“Investment in Training Back on the National Agenda,” Community Colleges Australia, 27 April 2017.

The Role of Community Education in Australian Regional and Rural Economic Development, Community Colleges Australia, February 2017. View a copy here (PDF).

“Australian post-school education in the age of Trump,” in Open Forum, 17 January 2017.  Also re-published on the CCA website under the title “Australian VET in the Age of Trump”.

“No National Policy Direction on Vocational Education and Training Means that Community Education Loses Out,” Community Colleges Australia, 21 December 2016.

“What’s wrong with profit margins of Australia’s private VET providers?”, in Open Forum, 25 August 2016.

“Re-inserting ‘community’ into Australian Vocational Education and Training”, in Open Forum, 11 May 2016.

“Indigenous imprisonment in Australia: a crisis of mass incarceration”, in Open Forum, 12 March 2015.

“The Moment of Inequality”, in Open Forum, 12 July 2014.

Publications relating to film, television, culture, digital world and media

See my film reviews and my articles on film history on this WordPress blog.

“Cancer on Screen”, published on Croakey, Australia’s independent, in-depth social journalism for health, 9 September 2015.

“Educational media in Australia”, in A Companion to the Australian Media (Bridget Griffen-Foley, editor), Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2014.

“Film reviewing in Australia”, in A Companion to the Australian Media (Bridget Griffen-Foley, editor), Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2014.

The Passion of the Christ in Australia: A controversy that did not happen”, Studies in Australasian Cinema, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 57-72, October 2012.  Download a copy here:  Don Perlgut The Passion of the Christ Controversy in Australia SAC 6.1 Oct2012

“Digital participation gap looms”, in Open Forum, 16 January 2012.

“A landmark event for improving Indigenous eye health”, published on Croakey, the health blog of Crikey, 21 July 2011.

“Digital inclusion is an important health issue”, published on Croakey, the health blog of Crikey, 15 July 2011.  (Also available here.)

“The digital divide: a profound public health issue that needs work”, published on Croakey, the health blog of Crikey, 6 June 2011.  (Also available here.)

“Australian Jews and Film”, Jura Gentium JG Cinema, June 2010.

“Is rural health going to miss out on the opportunities of digital TV?”, published on Croakey, the health blog of Crikey, 20 May 2010.

The Passion of the Christ Six Years On: What Happened?”, Metro Magazine, issue 164, April 2010, pp. 116-123.  See http://www.metromagazine.com.au/magazine/index.html or the table of contents for issue 164 (note 1.3mb PDF file).  For an html extract, click here. Download a copy of the paper: The Passion of the Christ Six Years On – by Don Perlgut Metro magazine 2010

“Jewish Film in Australia”, Jewish Renaissance (UK), Winter 2003, pp. 17-18.  Click here to view this article.

In February 1997, I appeared before the Australian Government Senate Employment Education and Training References Committee which examined adult and community education in Australia. My testimony about the ABC’s activities in adult literacy appears on pages 95 to 109 of the Official Hansard Report.

“The ABC and Adult Literacy”, Media Information Australia, No. 61, August 1991, pp. 98-104:  about the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s involvement in International Literacy Year 1990 and the educational TV series Fresh Start.  Download a copy here: Don Perlgut The ABC and Adult Literacy MIA Aug1991

“From The Jazz Singer to thirtysomething: Tradition Versus Assimilation in Jewish Film”, Generation Journal, Volume 1, Number 4, 1990, pp. 45-49. Download a copy here: From Jazz Singer to thirtysomething Perlgut

“The Folks Down Under Get the Word at Last”, The New York Times, Sunday, 20 October 1985, page N.J. 23.  (On Bruce Springsteen and John Sayles.)

Also see my list of recent film reviews.

Selected publications relating to health

“Cancer on Screen“, Croakey, 9 September 2015.

“Digital inclusion is an important health issue”, published on Croakey, the health blog of Crikey, 15 July 2011.  (Also available here.)

“The digital divide: a profound public health issue that needs work”, published on Croakey, the health blog of Crikey, 6 June 2011.  (Also available here.)

“Is rural health going to miss out on the opportunities of digital TV?”, published on Croakey, the health blog of Crikey, 20 May 2010.

“Some good news in Indigenous health”, posted on Croakey, the health blog of Crikey.com, 14 April 2010.

Selected publications relating to urban planning, crime prevention and the environment

The Community Participation Handbook: Resources for Public Involvement in the Planning Process. (co-editor, with Wendy Sarkissian), revised edition. Murdoch University Institute of Science and Technology Policy, Perth, 1994.  My original introduction to this book is available here:  Community Participation Handbook Introduction to 1st edition by Donald Perlgut.  My co-written chapter on social planning is available to read here:  Social Planning in Rural Communities in NSW.

“Bus Services in Western Sydney”, in Urban Service Provision in Australia: Institutional Process and Geographic Outcome, edited by Colin Adrian.  Croom-Helm Australia, 1987.

Housing As If People Mattered: Site Design Guidelines for Medium-Density Family Housing (by Clare Cooper Marcus and Wendy Sarkissian), contributing author – wrote chapter on crime prevention.  University of California Press, Berkeley, 1986 (still in print).  See http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/1995.php and http://www.amazon.com/Housing-People-Mattered-Medium-Density-Development/dp/0520063309

“Equity and the Provision of Bus Services in Western Sydney,” Journal of Urban Policy and Research, October 1986.

“The Hidden Housing Policy: Management of Public Housing Estates in Australia”, Australian Journal of Social Issues, August 1986.

Manageable Space: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, Social Impacts Publications, Sydney, 1985.

“Social Planning in Rural Communities in NSW”, Australian Planner: Journal of the Royal Australian Planning Institute, December 1985.

“The Future is No Longer Safe”, Habitat Australia, Vol. 13,  No. 4, p. 7, August 1985.

Community Participation in the Development of Western Sydney (editor), Planning Research Centre, University of Sydney, July 1984.  Proceedings of a conference.

“Vandalism: The Environmental Crime”, Australian Journal of Social Issues, Vol.18, No. 3, August 1983.

“Forum: Planning in the Eighties”, Journal of Urban Policy and Research, Vol. 18, No. 3, August 1983.

Crime Prevention and the Design and Management of Public Developments in Australia: Selected Case Studies, Report of a Research Project funded by the Criminology Research Council, Canberra, Australia. Research undertaken through the South Australian Institute of Technology, Adelaide, September 1982. View a copy here (warning: large PDF, approximately 9MB).

Crime Prevention and the Design and Management of Public Developments: Selected and Annotated References from Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. CPL Bibliography No. 53. Chicago, Illinois: Council of Planning Librarians, 1981.  The original report for the Australian Criminology Research Council can be accessed through http://www.criminologyresearchcouncil.gov.au/reports/198283.html

Local Government Finance and Commonwealth Revenue Sharing in Western Sydney, prepared for the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC), Blacktown NSW (3rd report), 1983.

“Crime Prevention for Australian Public Housing”, Australian Crime Prevention Council Quarterly Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1981.

“Public Housing and Crime Prevention in Australia”, in M. Hough and P. Mayhew (eds), Crime and Public Housing: Proceedings of a Workshop.  Research and Planning Unit, paper no. 6.  London:  Home Office, 1980.

“Manageable Space: Proposals for Crime Prevention in Subsidized Housing”, in H.J. Schneider, (ed) The Victim in International Perspective: Papers and Essays Given at the Third International Symposium on Victimology.  New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1979 (in German and English). http://books.google.com.au/books?id=OdUBFkAB0woC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA441

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