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Australia Movie Poster Analysis - Australia is considered as a young country when comparing to other countries as it has been founded around 200 years ago. Today, it is still in the trouble of some sort of identity crisis, trying to find its true identity. To try to define what really is considered as Australianness means one will have to take the plunge. For instance, in Australia the movie, director Baz Luhrmann made a great effort in telling an epic story of Australia but it still falls into the category of imprudent cliché of Australianness....   [tags: Australia] 950 words
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Uranium Mining in Australia - Uranium, as a most significant material in producing nuclear power, has becoming a world renowned energy resource. An article from Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (2006) points out that, Australia is one of the largest uranium distribution countries in this world and is also one of the countries that can exploit the uranium. So the uranium mining has made a huge influence for Australian and its people. Some people argument that uranium mining can bring enormous economic resources for Australia, for that reason, the government should encourage the exploitation of uranium....   [tags: australia] 680 words
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The Need for Some Restriction on Uranium Mining in Australia - Uranium is a common naturally occurring radioactive element in the earth's crust. It was initially used to coloring glass or ceramic glaze (M. Eisenbud & T. Gesell 1963: 319), whereas it became the nuclear fuel used in nuclear reactors and atomic bomb until 1939 when O. Hahn and F. Strassmann discovered the nuclear fission of uranium, and its released tremendous energy can be used for generate electricity or as a weapon. Even there occurred such a speech, 'who owns the uranium could be the world' (T....   [tags: australia]
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The Pros and Cons of Migration to Australia - The Australian Oxford mini dictionary (2006, p.318) states that, migration is the movement from one place; especially a country, to settle in another. As stated by Mulvany & Caroll (2003, p.28) during the past ten decades the Australian Government has tried various ways of enticing people to immigrate to Australia. Australia is one of the most multicultural countries in the world. According to Mulvany & Caroll, “The number of countries represented by people coming to Australia is a lot greater today than it was at Federation, in 1906”(2003, p.28)....   [tags: Migration to Australia]
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The Importance of Leadership for Australia - In Australia the role of management in global competitiveness became a significant public policy issue during the labor government on the background of extensive reform (Rozario & Hampson 2005, p.2). In the 1990s this agenda was expanded to include management owing to the poor performance of businesses. It was apparently essential to develop leadership skills not only for entrepreneurs in the private sector, but also for managers in public institutions. Because of its nature, leadership in most times is perceived as a way to attain outcomes....   [tags: Australia, leadership,]
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Australia: A Happy Place! - Australia conjures up thoughts in one’s head of a country, and a continent, where kangaroos and koalas roam freely, and where people are generally laid-back. This assumption of happiness of the Australian people is even supported by the World Database of Happiness Rank Report 2014, which ranks Australia’s happiness at a 7.3 out of 10, an extremely high number. One can only wonder, then, what does make Australia one of the happiest countries on Earth. Many factors can go into deciding what exactly makes the citizens of a country the happiest....   [tags: Australia Essays]
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The Dangers of Mining of Uranium in Australia - Uranium has become a big issue as alternative energy resources in the future due to the shortage of fossil fuel as primary energy resources in the world. Australia is one of countries that have the largest uranium deposits in the globe. So, Australia has a big opportunity to make a lot of money from uranium exports to other countries. On the other hand, The Australian Government is still debating about this issue because of negative impact on uranium mining and exploration. For these reasons, some people believe that uranium mining has more positive impacts on economic such as, benefits from uranium exports and increase a new job opportunity....   [tags: Mining, Uranium, Australia] 1000 words
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Jewish History in Sydney, Australia - Jews have been through many experiences in their history, some of which were tragic and others jubilant. Today, the Jewish people are facing the period of exile (Galut). Did you ever wonder how there are Jews almost everywhere in the world. Don’t you ever wonder how they arrived there or why they arrived. In this essay, you will explore the Jewish life of a particular place, in the modern era. This essay will focus on one particular place which is Australia. More specifically, this essay will focus on Sydney, Australia....   [tags: social issues, exile, australia]
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The Water Shortage in Australia - The Water Shortage in Australia First of all it is necessary to define what the term “water shortage” means. For some people, it means having to constantly traverse long distances just to reach a source of fresh water and to collect it. For others, water shortage means to content themselves with water only for a part of day. And finally, there are some regions in which people suffer from droughts that lead to a great amount of deaths. Therefore, in modern world problem with deficiency in fresh water has become burning question, which needed immediate solution....   [tags: Australia Water Crisis]
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Australia's History of Religious Holidays - A religion is generally regarded as a set of values and beliefs by which people live their lives both practically and morally; through acknowledgement of some form of higher being or divine power. At the time of European settlement, the Aboriginal people (Australia’s first inhabitants) followed their own religious beliefs in spirits behind the forces of nature. During the 1800’s, European settlers brought their traditional religious values and churches to Australian shores. These included the Church of England (now Anglican), Methodist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Congregations, Lutheran and Baptist churches....   [tags: holidays, Australia, history,] 2021 words
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Australia: Melbourne's Urban Consolidation - Urban consolidation refers to a diverse set of policies intended to make more efficient use of the existing urbanised areas instead of developing non-urbanised land, thus limiting urban sprawl. The recent publication of the Melbourne 2030 plan indicates that Melbourne is adopting an urban consolidated direction for further development. This has raised many debates over whether it is the right plan. There are two sides to this complex argument. People in favorite suggests that urban consolidation offers a range of solutions to pressing urban problems socially and environmentally, for example it reduces car use and provide better access to facilities, whilst the other point of view argues that...   [tags: Australia, Australian] 971 words
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How Legislation and Policies Influence Education in Australia - Australia is very a multicultural and diverse country. Consequently schools are faced with many diverse students of different abilities and backgrounds. To ensure equity and fairness among students, policies and legislations have been put into place to ensure diversity is being catered for and that no student is being excluded from the education system. Some of these policies and legislation include: The Disability Discrimination Act 1992, The Salamanca Statement, Disability Standards 2005, Inclusive Education Statement, Disabilities Services Act QLD 2006 and the Melbourne Declaration....   [tags: Education in Australia] 1011 words
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Comparing the Economic Power of India and Australia - Studying economics of any county can be very enlightening. Macroeconomics, which studies the economy as a whole, (Boyes & Melvin, 2012) can give insight on any country’s economic performance. The use of economic indicators such as Growth Domestic Product (GDP), GDP Per capita, GDP spent on military, and the population growth rate can be effective when analyzing the overall well-being of countries such as Australia and India. The information from the economic indicators is also useful in contrasting specific areas of interest between countries....   [tags: India vs Australia]
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Sexual Assault in Australia - Sexual assault is the act of sexual intercourse without consent of the other person according to New South Wales Consolidation Act of 1900 (Austlii 2011) and is also described by the Australian Standard Offence Classification as ‘non-consensual’ acts or intents of sexual nature (ASOC 2008, p. 31) has become one of the most predominate crimes creating social harm in Australia. Social harm is defined as the negative influence through consequences impacting from the individual to the living conditions of the surrounding public (Cain & Howe 2008, p....   [tags: social harm, Australia, psychological approach]
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Elimination of Corruption in the WA (Western Australia) Police Force - WA (Western Australia) Police Force began their chapter in history of Australian Policing in 1829 when few constables were appointed to patrol Perth and Fremantle. The first woman police officer was appointed in 1917 for some specialised services until they were fully incorporated in 1970s (WA Police, 2011). Today WA Police mans 2.5 million square kilometres which is the largest single jurisdiction (WA Police, 2011). Currently WA Police force is under a lot of scrutiny due to numerous corruption charges against the police officers....   [tags: Western Australia Police Force ] 2255 words
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International Students Who Work Part Time while attending School in Australia - International students are significantly increasing in Australia. Obviously, the main purpose of them comes to Australia is to gain a better education atmosphere. Lately, the working issues are rising among international students, especially twenty hours working per week during the semester, some of them argue, is not appropriate. Therefore, a change should be made to these regulations. However, this essay will argue that, based on the main purpose of international students come to Australia, twenty hours working, weekly, is highly efficient time to work while they are studying....   [tags: Australia, international students, education,] 678 words
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Immigration to Australia - Immigration to Australia Introduction Australia is often described as one of the ‘classical countries of immigration’. The concept of being a ‘nation of immigrants’ is at the center of Australian identity. Australia is a unique country, and it has a long history of population growth due to immigration. Australia is a young country and has not fully developed. It is commonly called “The Land of Opportunity.” This paper will discuss the history of immigration, the history of the immigration policy, the economic, social and cultural, and the population impacts of immigration to Australia....   [tags: History Australia Essays Immigrants Papers]
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Problems in Australian Society - Australia: Still the Lucky Country. Fire, flood, drought & cyclones. These are just some of the natural disasters that the so called, Lucky Country, Australia endures every year. And, with 5% of Australia’s population living overseas, we are beginning to question if Australia really is ‘the lucky country’. IT’S true, that Australians are luckier than people from most other countries in the world, but are we really living in THE lucky country. Is there even really a lucky country at all. Once a dumping ground for criminals and never-do-goods during World War II....   [tags: australia] 786 words
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Loanable Funds Market In Australia - 1. Introduction: The Reserve Bank of Australia is considering an increase in the target cash rate by 25 basis points in the near future. It is the intention of this report to analyse the positive and negative impacts of a rise in interest rates on the loanable fund market in Australia. In order to analyse the impacts of an increase in interest rates on the loanable fund market, the reasons behind the possible rate rise in the near future will be looked upon. Charts and diagrams have been used to illustrate the intention of this report and it is hoped that by looking at these vital elements the intended user will be able to understand the issue more thoroughly and follow the analysis behind i...   [tags: Economics Economy Australia] 1910 words
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Ecumenical Developments In Australia - Account for TWO ecumenical development in Australian Christianity since World War II. Ecumenism, in the sense of Australian Christianity, is the religious initiative towards unity within the Christian church. It is the promotion of co-operation and improved understanding between distinct religious groups or denominations within Christianity and other religions. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN AUSTRALIA (NCCA) The NCCA is an example of an ecumenical movement – it brings together a number of Australia's Christian churches in dialogue and practical support....   [tags: Religion Church Australia] 761 words
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Marketing Strategy For Australia - I. Introduction Australia has had one of the most outstanding economies of the world in recent years - competitive, open and vibrant. The nation’s high economic performance stems from effective economic management and ongoing structural reform. Australia has a competitive and dynamic private sector and a skilled, flexible workforce. It also has a comprehensive economic policy framework in place. The economy is globally competitive and remains an attractive destination for investment. Australia has a sound, stable and modern institutional structure that provides certainty to businesses....   [tags: Australia Economic Marketing] 1208 words
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Class in Australia Today - Is class still relevant in Australia. To facilitate this question, the readings of Karl Marx, Fredrick Engels, Max Weber, Helen Marshall, R.W. Connell and T.H. Irving will be considered. Connell & Irving (1992) identify ‘class structure’ in Australia with the ‘ruling class’ owning property/business, and the ‘working class’ in the way of labourers whom ‘act together in resistance to the capitalists’. This is relevant today in Australia with the privileged having majority of the power and wealth. Moreover, exploitation of the ‘working class’ continue to maintain less power within the workplace & less wealth....   [tags: Social Class Australia Hierarchy] 1062 words
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FTA Between Australia And Thailand - The Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) was signed on 5 July 2004 and came into effect on January 1, 2005. This agreement implements to ensure greater access for Australian products, enhances prospects for services trade and investment, improves the regulatory environment and promotes increased business mobility. This report focuses on two sections which include immigration policy and transfer of funds and earning from Thailand back to Australian. Immigration policy under Free Trade Agreement The immigration policy under TAFTA provides the temporary entry of natural person who needs to perform engagement on business purpose....   [tags: Australia Thailand Free Trade Agreement Research] 1134 words
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Australia's Aboriginal Roots - Australia's Aboriginal Roots Any educated American student knows that Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and founded America. Only later do they learn that America already had an indigenous population that Columbus, by his own error, named Indians. Pre-existing populations were forced off of their lands and placed on reservations, effectively changing – and in many cases destroying – life and culture as they knew it. This kind of history is not exclusive only to America. Even fewer people know of the pending extinction of the indigenous culture in Australia – the Aborigines....   [tags: Australia History Essays]
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Placental Ruminants and Herbivorous Marsupials of Australia - Placental Ruminants and Herbivorous Marsupials of Australia The marsupial animal species that have evolved on the isolated continent of Australia are unique compared to the rest of the animal kingdom in many ways due to the harsh and distinctive environment found on the continent. The major area of marsupial biology that distinguishes them from all other eutherian mammals is their mode of reproduction. However, it can be said that there are many other areas in which unique differences can be seen between marsupials and eutherian mammals; one such area of adaptation is in the anatomy and physiology of digestion, which distinguishes them from many other similar animals worldwide....   [tags: Marsupials Australia Digestive Systems Essays]
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Employer Militancy in Australia - Employer Militancy in Australia What is meant by employer militancy. How have employer actions towards trade unions changed since the end of the 1980’s. Why have Australian employers undertaken this change of approach. This essay will answer the three essay questions put forward. Firstly, it will briefly explain what is meant by employer militancy. It will outline the main features of the aggressive approach adopted by employers in their relations with trade unions since the 1980’s. Secondly, this essay will describe the changes in employer actions towards unions....   [tags: Unions Labor Work Workforce Employment Australia] 1801 words
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Australia Must Diversify the Economy - The economist describes the definition of a banana republic as “a country dominated by foreign investment and dependent on a single export commodity” (The Economist. 2014). This definition has some correlation to the Australian economy as over previous year’s Australia has experienced a commodity boom which has dominated and under pinned the nation’s economy. The development of the natural resources industry in Australia has grown the economy and has become the number export for the nation (Figure 1)....   [tags: The Australian Economy]
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Australia - Australia Australia, the continent down under, filled with kangaroos, koala bears, and many more unique creatures. I always wanted to go to Australia, but never knew much about it, like the history behind it, and what there really is to do. So I decided to research it and talk to people that are familiar with it. I started my search off by looking in an encyclopedia called Encyclopedia International and looked up Australia. The encyclopedia was written back in 1970 but things have changed since that time....   [tags: Australia Research Papers]
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Patent System in Australia - The Patents Act 1990 establishes the basis of the patent system in Australia. Like other patent systems around the world, the grant of a patent is reliant on an alleged invention satisfying, among others, the criteria of novelty and non-obviousness. It is a common perception that the threshold for patent grant is lower than those of Australia’s major trading partners. Indeed, according to the legal interpretation of the statues, the body in charge of the Australian patent system, IPAustralia, maintains a lower threshold of novelty and inventiveness compared to the United States Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO)[1]....   [tags: Australian Government] 2146 words
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Australian Humor and the Australian Identity - Australian humour is very unique to Australia, and many other cultures find it quite unusual. It can be described as dry, anti-authoritarian, self-mocking, very ironic and as to stretch the boundaries of what is acceptable. Our humour is seen through our use of slang, print cartoons, radio sketches, comedy series’ on television, films, everyday life and in Australian literature. According to the Collins Dictionary and Thesaurus , humour means, “The quality of being funny; the ability to appreciate or express that which is humorous; situations, speech or writings that are humorous”....   [tags: Australia, Humor, ] 1897 words
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Should Euthanasia be legalised in Australia? - The term Euthanasia is derived from the Greek roots, taking the words ‘eu’, meaning good or well, and ‘thanatos’, meaning death, to create the term “good death ”. (Definition of Euthanasia . 2011) The term ‘Euthanasia’ is not defined specifically within Australian Legislation, however the generalised definition states that Euthanasia is intentionally taking another person’s life by the means of a direct action or depriving a person of the medical care needed to preserve life. (Euthanasia: What Does It Really Mean....   [tags: Ethical Issues, The Australian Law] 2093 words
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Australian Federation - Federation is the joining of states to become one nation. The Australian government first considered federation in 1890 when premier Henry Parkes convinced other premiers to discuss federation in the Australasian Federation Convention. Australia finally federated in 1901 after many failed attempts at doing so. Australia finally federated because This essay will discuss two advantages of Australia federating and two disadvantages of Australia doing so. The advantages that will be outlined and discussed in this essay will be that federation helped Australia’s economy & federation was essential for Australia so it would not be colonised by another country due to a stronger defence force....   [tags: australia] 1161 words
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Australia and the Vietnam War - ... At this time, soldiers were probably expecting to be greeted by 'Welcome Home' celebrations at the very least - this would have been a fairly reasonable prospect given their circumstance. However, after their long-awaited arrival, many soldiers were only greeted with undeserving contempt by society and the government alike. By an attritional process the general populace, once consisting of anti-communist sympathizers (whose fear for communism was largely driven by the theoretical Domino Effect), no longer supported the soldier's cause by late 1969....   [tags: communism, australian soldiers, war]
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About Australia - About Australia Australia, island continent located southeast of Asia and forming, with the nearby island of Tasmania, the commenwealth of Australia, a self governing member of the Commenwealth of Nations. The commenwealth of Australia is made up of six states--News south Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Wester n Australia--and two territories--the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. Australia, including Tasmania but excluding external territories, covers a land area of 7,682,300 sq....   [tags: Australia Economy Population Culture Trade Essays] 4459 words
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The Great Barrier Reef in Australia - ... Whether diving with sharks or snorkeling with turtles, the reef has something for everyone, including those who would rather unwind and relax on a serene beach. Then what a better place to take a load off than on the worlds best shoreline. According to CNN, Whitehaven beach on the uninhabited Whitsunday Island in the Great Barrier Reef island chain is the top beach in the world (Queensland). Coming ahead of beaches in Costa Rica, Hawaii, Thailand and Spain this honor is no small feat, and the crystal-clear aquamarine waters offset by pristine powdery sand offer cogent rationale....   [tags: rain forest, australian attractions, ayer's rock]
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Indigenous Bilingual Education Programs in Australia - Introduction Despite Australia’s ever-growing multiculturalism, it has been found that ‘monolingualism is extraordinarily common in Australia throughout the general population and all occupational levels (Bostock, 1973).’ With such an array of cultures present, one would assume that Australian education systems would have endless bilingual programs in place. However, this is not the case. Despite the successes of bilingual education on a global scale, little effort has been made to preserve any Australian languages, meaning that language death has become an everyday factor that Indigenous individuals have to deal with (Wurm, 1991)....   [tags: Australian Multiculturalism, Monolingualism] 2328 words
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Aboriginal Land Rights within Australia - Terra Nullius was once apparent in Australian society, but has now been nullified with the turn of the century. With the political changes in our society, and the apology to Indigenous Australians, society is now witnessing an increase in aboriginals gaining a voice in today’s society. Described by Pat Dodson (2006) as a seminal moment in Australia’s history, Rudd’s apology was expressed in the true spirit of reconciliation opening a new chapter in the history of Australia. Considerable debate has arisen within society as to whether aboriginals have a right to land that is of cultural significance and whether current land owners will be able to keep their land....   [tags: Rights of Indigenous Australian]
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The Australian National Curriculum - A National Curriculum has been of some importance within the Australian Governments for some time. Previous national planned curriculums have been developed and failed a number of times. The Australian Governments with the guidance of the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians have developed ‘The Australian Curriculum’; A planned national curriculum from Foundation to Year 12 covering a variety of learning areas or subjects catering for Diversity, Differences and the needs of the 21st Century....   [tags: Australian Education, Australia]
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Duty of Care Policy in the Australian Education System - Introduction Duty of care is a legal concept originating from common law and is considered the driving force behind most school policies, guidelines and practices. Duty of care outlines the responsibility one must undertake to ensure that reasonable steps are in place to protect the safety or well-being of others. Within these parameters teachers must manage their classrooms and school activities, maintain order and discipline, and make every effort to understand their legal rights and those of their students, (Whitton et al, 2010)....   [tags: Australia, Australian schools]
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Chinese Immigration to Australia During the Gold Rush - Chinese Immigration to Australia During the Gold Rush Following the success of the American Gold rush, the Australian Gold rush attracted many migrants from all over the globe. The Chinese prospectors were perhaps the most controversial and the most interesting nationality to come to the goldfields Assistance given on arrival There was more or less no assistance of any kind given to the Chinese migrants, as immigration was rather a haphazard affair in the 19th century (especially to an isolated young country like Australia) and the level of racism encountered by Chinese prospectors on arrival made goldmining and making a living in Australia even harder....   [tags: australian history, ] 503 words
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Culture In Australia - CULTURE GOVERNMENT/ HISTORY There are different views in concern to the subject of Australia’s culture and the relations to the government and history. Many claim that Australia’s blend of global influences-the cross-fertilisation of cultures by the dominant political powers of Great Britain, the United States, and emerging neighbours in Asia. Others argue that separate and distinct Australian cultures have existed for a long time, as an example, Aborigines. Aboriginal cultures dating back thousands of years took many forms, with over 100 separate languages, and with widespread social networks making it necessary for Aboriginal people to be multilingual to communicate....   [tags: Australian History Government] 1389 words
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Maintaining The Rage: Values Education Embedded In Queensland Senior Legal Studies - A multitude of significant legal and social issues face individuals and groups alike in Australian society on a day-to-day basis. In order to effectively manage these issues and move through the legal and moral mindfield that beckons, it is important for young people to be informed of their legal positions, rights, responsibilities and duties in relation to anything and everything around them (Eekelaark, 1992). As a result of completing a course in Legal Studies, young people in their senior phase of learning stand to develop an enhanced ability to recognise and discuss diverse legal situations and issues that arise throughout their time at school as well as in their lives beyond the classro...   [tags: Australia]
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The Effect of Dreamtime on Aborigine Daily Life - Despite the vast number of different religions in the world today, a single one stands out. This religion is the cumulative beliefs of the Australian Aborigine people, often referred to as Dreamtime. Dreamtime was a fascinating subject for the first European settlers of Australia, and for many generations after them. Children’s story books are still written about the topic. These tales portray the Dreamtime beliefs in a relatively accurate, yet extremely simplified, way. The truth is that Dreamtime is a very unique religion that is set aside from almost every other religion on the Earth....   [tags: Australia]
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Australia is at War - ‘Australia is at War’ is a primary source from the year 1939 and is a speech by renowned Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies (1894 – 1978). This speech was delivered at the beginning of World War II declaring Australia’s participation and assistance to its “Mother Land”, Great Britain. World War II was developed and initiated by the infamous Adolf Hitler, a notorious German leader and the head of the Nazis. German’s invasion of Poland initiated Great Britain’s move towards force rather than their original approach of negotiations and peace, as stated in Prime Minister Menzies’ speech, “they [Great Britain] have kept the door of negotiations open; they have given no cause for provocation.” S...   [tags: Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies]
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Report on the Art and Architecture of the Cathedral of St. Stephen in Australia - 1.0 Introduction The purpose of this report is to outline the art and architecture of the Cathedral of St. Stephen and compare it to other churches around the world. It is also designed to analyse the aspects of St. Stephen’s architecture and its attempts to capture some of the unique experiences of people in Australia. Also analysed was how a Catholic community can impact the identity of its parishioner as well as the importance of belonging to a Catholic parish. The report finally concludes by looking at different universal understandings on the meaning what is a church....   [tags: Churches, Australian] 2009 words
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Australia and It's Culture - Australia is the continent located between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean with the land area of 2,941,283 square miles. The population of Australia was estimated 1,015,576 people, as of 2012. The climate in the nation can be tropical, mild, or dry depending on the area. Canberra is the capital of Australia that is located the bottom of the continent, southeast of the biggest city in Australia, Sydney. Sydney is the largest city with a population of 4.429 million citizens. In Australia, the currency is the Australian dollar, which is the equivalent to 0.903978 of a United States dollar....   [tags: autrialian demographics, government]
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Rabbits in Australia - Rabbits in Australia Introduction Coevolution is a natural phenomenon that has affected all habitats throughout the world. In general, it encompasses the interactions among different species within a general population and the adaptations each species makes to survive in such a diverse environment. The mere presence of all species that are currently in existence is proof that those species have adapted over thousands and millions of years in such a way that allows them to survive and reproduce....   [tags: Rabbits Animals Australian Herbivores Essays]
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The Aboriginals of Australia - Over the past 230 years, Aboriginals have protested in many different ways to gain rights, which they believe they are deserving of. Through aims of what they wanted to achieve, the processes they went through brought them disappointment over the poor results of some actions and pleasure over the success of others. Over those years, very few periods of protest have been as revelational or effective as the protests occurring between 1938 and 1972. During this period many different groups of Aboriginals have fought for the common cause of being recognised as people rather than interferences caught in the midst of Australians expansion as a nation....   [tags: Equality, Protests, Mourning] 1767 words
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Australian Educational Curriculum - Intro In exploring the Australian Curriculum, it becomes apparent that this curriculum was developed to encompass a wide range of skills and abilities that will be needed to enable young Australians to become productive and successful members of society of the future. The influence of a range of different curriculum models and education theories has bought together a comprehensive overview of what the Australian education system will deliver and how this can be accomplished. Structure and Scope of the Australian Curriculum The Australian Curriculum defines the outcomes expected in specific Learning Areas, General Capabilities and Cross Curriculum Priorities (Australian Curriculum Assessment...   [tags: Australian Education, Australia]
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Early Catholic Schools In Australia - Catholic schools At least two Catholic schools were established in the early years of the nineteenth century but neither survived very long, and it was not until after the arrival of Therry and Connolly in 1820 that significant development took place. By 1833, there were about ten Catholic schools in the country. From this time until the end of the 1860s, Catholic schools received some government assistance under a variety of schemes, but campaigns for 'free, secular and compulsory' education had begun in the 1850s and it became increasingly clear that Catholic schools would not be able to rely on government aid for much longer....   [tags: australian Education, private schools] 803 words
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The Australian Federal Government Budget - 2011/2012 Federal Government Budget The Australian Budget is an annually published document which details the Federal Government's plans to affect the level of economic activity, resource allocation, and income distribution through the use of fiscal policy. It describes the framework which the government intends to follow during the next financial year which will result in the attainment of their objectives. The budget is a publication of the government's plans regarding the use of fiscal policy, and is published to parliament and the general public on “budget night”, so as to allow open dissemination about the status of public finances and to promote transparency in Australia's fiscal po...   [tags: Australia, Government, Economy]
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Modernism in Australia - The introduction of modernism to Australia is a more complex phenomenon than previously thought. Choose an aspect of Modernism, either Cubism or Surrealism or Expressionism or Modernist Design and Architecture and chart their development in Australia by focusing on the work of two artists, designers or architects. The Modernist movement in Australia is inspired by the European avant-garde. In the mid-1910s, the first wave of modernism is felt through the influx of migrants, exhibitions and expatriates....   [tags: Comparison: Gleeson and Nolan] 1820 words
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Entrepreneurship in Australia - The market economy is advancing at an astonishing speed in present-day society. Business, which is divided into large, medium and small business, has become a primary symbol of the development of market economy. Entrepreneurship is defined as "the process, brought about by individuals, of identifying new opportunities and converting them into marketable products or services"(Schaper and Volery 2007, 4), and it is often related to small business. This essay will argue that the level of entrepreneurship in Australia is higher, compared to other affluent nations....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Inequality in Australia - Over the last two decades the Australian population has faced a number of economic instabilities that has seen the gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ increase. To determine who the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ are an in-depth investigation will be performed examining the circumstances under which the gap can be manipulated. The economic wellbeing of individuals is largely determined by their command over economic resources (ABS, 2009). The wellbeing of individuals who are classified as ‘haves’ are usually people who are asset rich, contain bonds, shares and are fairly affluent....   [tags: International Government ]
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Trip To Australia - The thick burnt scent of roasted coffee tickled the tip of my nose, just seconds before the old faithful alarm blurted a distorted top-forty through its tiny top speaker. As I wiped away the grit from last night’s sleep, the stark white sunlight blinded me momentarily as I slung my arm along the top of the alarm, searching for an off button. While stretching my hands and feet to the four posts of my bed, my eyes opened after several watery blinks. Swinging my legs over the side of the bed, I crawled out of the comforter, edging awkwardly like a butterfly from a cocoon....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 1225 words
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Euthanasia in Australia - Although euthanasia is a complex and controversial subject, under certain conditions people should have the right to decide to end their own lives. Is euthanasia murder or mercy. We need to understand what Mercy, Murder and Euthanasia are before we can form any opinion. (Oxford dictionary) Mercy / (say mersee) Compassionate or kindly forbearance shown towards: an offender, an enemy, or other person in one's power; compassion, pity, or benevolence. Murder / (say merduh) Unlawful killing of a human being by an act done: with intention to kill or to inflict grievous bodily harm....   [tags: Argument for Euthanasia] 1842 words
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Obesity in Australia - Obesity is becoming a major health problem in developing countries like Australia, North America, Europe and other developing nations. The Australian Diabetes, obesity and life style study (AUSDIAB) predicts the changes in glucose indices; health behaviour and incidence of diabetes in 5 year follow up experiments among 5842 participants (Barr et al., 2007). This study suggests that a large number of Australians suffered mortality due to cardiovascular diseases associated with abnormal glucose metabolism every year....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 484 words
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The Significance of the Gallipoli Campaign in Australian History - The Gallipoli campaign was a military disaster but it is still one of the most important conflicts in which Australia was involved. On 25th April 1915 between 4:30 and 6:30 am the Gallipoli Peninsula was invaded by British, Australian and New Zealand forces. This was to start the long, hard weeks in which the troops were fighting for ground that the enemy controlled in Turkey. They were attempting to gain a supply route to Russia to aid them in repelling the German and Turkish soldiers from their country....   [tags: Culture, war, Australia] 882 words
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Democracy In Australia: The Australian Parliamentary Office - ... According to The Greens Party, a Dorothy Dix question “usually takes a format like, “Can the Minister for whatever please tell us how great our party is doing at stuff?” The Greens Party also view these Dorothy Dix questions as being a “waste of precious question time and an opportunity for spin and does little to truly inform the public about the goings on of their government”. Greg Barber MLC, whom is a member of the Greens, representing the Northern Metropolitan region in Victoria strongly believes “Dorothy Dixers should be ruled out by the President, and the government should be directed to make a ministerial statement when it wants simply to announce its latest good news story via t...   [tags: House of representatives, the senate]
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Australian Internet Service Providers Study - ... Amid the multitude and variety of peering in Australia, there are enough interconnected networks that the probability of isolating or critically impairing any of the major ISPs is unlikely. Three of the leading ISPs in Australia are Telstra, Optus, and iiNet Broadband. Telstra is the oldest and largest telecommunications/internet service provider in the country, offering an extensive array of products in broadband, media, global satellite, managed network, and global cloud services.vi Telstra is also a provider of essential services such as mobile and internet connectivity, and local and long-distance phone service to the majority of Australia’s businesses and private residences; this y...   [tags: isp, internet, australia, telecommunications]
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Exploring Factors Affecting the Quality of Life for Australia’s Rural Population - Australia is a vast land with a diverse environment and communities isolated by great distances. Its peoples have a diversity of culture, educational and economic circumstances, health needs, services, and social structure. Therefore the welfare issues experienced and the impact these have to lifestyle within Australia’s different populations would also differ in relation to these factors. This is certainly true for Rural Australia. The biggest factor impacting Rural Australia has been the changes to the economic viability of primary production, one of the largest sources of income for Australia (Australian Government, 2008), affected by globalization, deregulation, privatisation and reducti...   [tags: australian studies]
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Problems in Adjusting to the Culture of Australian Universities - Universities have their own particular cultures and for students who join these institutions of higher learning, adjusting to such culture of a university usually takes time and effort. Considering the culture of Australian universities, students face a number of problems in an attempt to successfully adjust to this culture. Apparently, these cultures related problems are pertinent to Australian traditions and cultural practices. Among these problems include; adjusting to a new culture, cultural stress, cross-cultural male-female relationships, reverse cultural shock, communication difficulties which finally lead to learning difficulties, cultural discrimination and a decision made after gra...   [tags: culture, cultural practices, Australia]
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Ways Of Living In Contemporary Australian Society - There are many different ways of living in our Multicultural Australian Society, but is there a right one. You could be either rich or poor, Catholic or Christian, skinny or fat, popular or unpopular, all of which are different ways of living. The poems which Komninos composes, the article written by Laura Demasi and the television show Big Brother, all explore the aspects of living in an Australian society and the affects they have on people. You may not realise that the media has a major impact on people's perspective of themselves and others around them and also reflects and dictates cultural trends and ways of living....   [tags: Culture Society Australia] 1097 words
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The Community in The Giver is Not a Better Alternative to Contemporary Australian Society - The Giver, by Lois Lowry, was published in 1993, and caused worldwide controversy over its views on conformity, communism, and euthanasia. It is about a character named Jonas, who lives in a conformist community where there is no colour, emotions, love, weather and most importantly, choice. This community is inferior to the modern day Australian community. The community in The Giver, which is led by a committee of Elders, does not allow for any choice, as in their eyes, choice is a risky, unnecessary concept....   [tags: Lois Lowry, Australia] 887 words
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The Construction of Australian Identities - The national identity of Australians has been one of the controversial issues among the region. Fair go, mateship, equalitarianism, multiculturalism are some commonly accepted national identities among Australians. Nonetheless, since the British’s in1788, the Anglo-Saxon heritage had inevitably led to the developing of “Britishness” and “whiteness” as one of the core national identity of Australians. This essay will focus on how the Australian national identities of “whiteness” and other identities have been constructed by silencing and exploiting the ‘Other’ non-white histories as on political, economic and cultural aspects....   [tags: Non white History, Equality, Australia]
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Post World War Two Racism, in Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Australian Communities - Post World War Two Racism, in Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Communities. Over the years Australia has had many different problems with racism and racism affecting peoples’ lives. Many racial groups have been affected, most significantly the Aboriginals. The end of world war two in 1945 marked a huge change in types of racism. Australia went from the ‘superior’ white Australians dominating over immigrants and aboriginals. To a relatively multicultural and accepting society that is present today. During world war two Australia came close to being invaded, the Japanese in Sydney Harbor were a huge fright to many Australians....   [tags: prejudice, culture, Australia] 1867 words
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The Mining Industry in South Australia - Mining industry has been the anchor of South Australia’s economy and, benefits it has provided outweigh whichever associated costs. As developed by the South Australian State Government (2013), “realising the benefits of the mining boom for all” is one of the seven strategic priorities to secure the state’s future. Mining is an important industry in South Australia because it has been a major source of minerals for the high demand in Australia and many countries (Flinders Ranges Research n.d.). This industry plays a vital part in advantaging the state in terms of economic – profits and job opportunities; social – more skilled workers and population growth in the outback; political – good sta...   [tags: economy, mining, employment, GSP]
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The Securitization of Climate Change in Australia - There is little doubt left that climate change represents a tangible and time critical environmental threat to Australia. The climate change debate has gone from one of speculative conjecture and dismissal on one extreme of the political continuum, to scare mongering and doomsday prophesying on the other. Though over the past decade the climate change debate has matured significantly and has transformed into a scientifically quantifiable argument with international significance, leaving the conservative un-believers no longer with the option of outright dismissal....   [tags: Environmental Policy, Government Intervention]
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The Debate Over Whether or Not Genetically Engineered Plants Should be Permitted in Australia? - Introduction: Genetic engineering is a process that allows scientists to change the DNA of a plant to make them more beneficial. This can be done by making the plant survive frost, have increased vitamins or making them resistant to diseases and herbicides (9). These are a few examples of how plants can be modified to be more beneficial. The first genetically engineered plant was tobacco which created in 1986 (2).The most recent trial was in 2007 which studied genetically engineered wheat with a gene that helps it to grow in drought affected areas (11)....   [tags: australian studies, agriculture]
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The History and Culture of Australia - Australia’s culture is something most people do not know about or understand, but to the people of Australia it is very important. This essay’s purpose is to give a better understanding of its culture specifically its history, government, society and military. Cultural awareness is very important, especially to those who serve in the United States Army for they might encounter them in training or serve together in war. This will benefit all to read and become culturally aware of the country and its people....   [tags: Sydney, yuggera people]
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Recycling Activity in Australia and Vietnam - Resources are being used up at an incredible rate, which means that there might be nothing left for the future generation. To reverse this flow, almost every country has decided to prioritize on recycling, which basically means turning used products into other usable tools or materials. However, it is usually different from one country to another, such as between Vietnam and Australia. This essay will consider the similarities and differences between the two, focusing on the recycling of plastic bags, scrap metals, and recycling infrastructures....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Should Australia Become a Republic? - Issue This is issue has recently come back into the spotlight due to an interview with the current Australian of the year, Simon McKeon. In the interview, he urged Australian’s to bring up the republican debate suggesting that now is the time to become a republic. This has sparked many people coming forward and debating the issue. Introduction Australia is currently a constitutional monarchy, meaning that the Queen is our current head of state. We also have a written constitution, which limits the Queen and other authorities power....   [tags: International Government ]
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The Abolition of Capital Punishment in Australia - ... All evidence to date has failed to establish that the death penalty is any more effective than imprisonment than deterring crime. This establishes how imprisonment is a much more reasonable way and to an extent a more harsh way to punish offenders while simultaneously upholding the safety of society. It also demonstrates that the death penalty is not an effective deterrent for murder or any crime and therefore it is simply just another murder. Therefore this highlights that imprisonment should be the other option for murder and other countries should abolish the death penalty....   [tags: sanction, murder, human rights, crime]
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An Analysis of Governmental Performance in Australia - Research and Referencing Assignment ARTS1840 – Semester 1, 2010 z3332769  Critical analysis The Australian Journal of Public Administration’s research and evaluation paper explores the parliamentary scrutiny of government performance in Australia. It observes the processes the Commonwealth Parliament of Australia can use to make ministers and public servants accountable for the performance of their relevant departments. These decisions are made on the basis of performance data that each department is required to provide as well as parliamentary committee inquiries....   [tags: Government]
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Decentralization of Collective Bargaining in Australia - In Australia, industrial relations system has been shaped by diverse legislative Acts and political forces coupled with judicial decisions at both the state and federal level. This evident in the sense that there have been diverse amendments of the 1904 Act in light of increased pressures in the industrial sector. This elicited mixed reactions from the employees and employers, among other stakeholders in the industry. However, due to the disadvantages and/or drawbacks of the centralized system of collective bargaining in comparison to the advantages or positive aspects of the decentralized approach of collective bargaining, employers have favored departure from the centralized wage-fixing....   [tags: decentralized systems, industrial relation system]
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Australia in the Vietnam War - ... In 1964 the National Service Scheme also known as conscription was introduced under the Menzies government, this would prove to have paramount importance of Australia's Involvement in the war effort however at that time it was simply enforced because the numbers of army recruitments were not sufficient due to the knowledge of the effects of War after the previous world wars. However by the beginning of 1965 the US had come to the realization that the South Vietnamese army could not hold off the communist insurgents and the North Vietnamese for longer than a few months at a time....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Mending the Health Gap in Australia - Terra nullius was a term used to define an uninhabited land with no evidence of agriculture or “civilization” a fabricated means for which to colonize and govern. Affectionately referred to as “the great southern land, or, the land of the fair go” Australian history is painted in the romantic shades of political, religious and western imperialism. Unfortunately, history flows through the ink pens of the dominant, for the dominant, yielding social privileges attached to such high social status. This paper addresses the issue of dominance in psychology and highlights non-Indigenous notions of Indigenous inferiority including Indigenous notions of psychology....   [tags: Health Care] 2152 words
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Extending Business Hours in Australia - In South Australia, the business hour is shorter than other places in Australia, such as Sydney and Melbourne. Some people states that the business hour is long enough to them in South Australia and extending business hour would raise social problems, such as social security and state budget. However extending business hour benefits a lot for South Australia. It can create more economic profits and is good for the whole society. The main argument against the extending business hours that is increasing trading hours will lead to many problems, such as social security and state budget....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 561 words
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National Report on Schooling in Australia - ... The aim was to address the gaps they felt were still existing and address the lack of support that allowed for an effective inclusive classroom, recognising uniqueness of individuals and the need to create a community that ‘questions disadvantage and challenges social injustice’ (p.7) . The taskforce recognised that existing policies in Queensland had differences and inconsistencies that were hard to interpret amongst government, schools and parents. Emanating from the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, the Disability Standards of Education (Australian Government, Department of Education, 2005) was written in 2005, to provide transparency of what students with disabilities should have a...   [tags: standards of education, disabilities]
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The Importance of Inclusive Education in Australia - As a child It was constantly stated to me by my family and teachers “If everyone was the same, what a boring place the world would be” a famous quote by an unknown author about celebrating individual differences. Difference is defined by Ashman and Elkins; as varying levels of social, emotional, physical and intellectual qualities that make us all different from other people (Ashman & Elkins, 2009). In today’s world this is viewed as society’s version of normality (Ashman & Elkins, 2009). Inclusion involves the incorporation of all types of differences into a mainstream classroom (Ashman & Elkins, 2009)....   [tags: Special Education, learning disabilities]
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