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Australian beliefs and values

Australian beliefs and values


By David Dale. What do Australians believe in? This question was tackled last month by the Prime Minister, who has shown in the past a spooky skill at picking our prejudices and playing upon them. But his seven point summary of our values (below) was still only guesswork. The Centre for Social Research at the Australian National University has been more scientific. It asked…


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Images of Aboriginal People

Images of Aboriginal People


Hollywood’s versions of “how the West was won” relied totally on the presence of Native tribes, who were to be wiped out or reined in. “And, for the longest time, ” says Canadian Ojibway playwright Drew Hayden Taylor, “there wasn’t a real ‘Indian’ to be seen on the movie sets: Native ‘representation’ was taken care of by Italians or Spaniards—anyone with dark enough skin to…


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Communications in Australia

Communications in Australia


Communications Research Unit, Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts. COMMUNICATIONS BEFORE FEDERATION From the earliest days of European settlement in Australia, communication services have been seen as the almost exclusive responsibility of government. For the first decades of British governance no reliable mail service existed on the new continent…


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Christmas tree decorations Australia

Christmas tree decorations Australia


As the weather begins to turn towards the end of the year, people’s mind begin to wander towards the thought of Christmas trees and all things seasonal and they contemplate what kind of tree they are going to have this year and where in the world they’re going to be able to get it from. They look at tree pictures on the internet, and try to imagine Christmas presents underneath…


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Australian family life

Australian family life


Families have long been viewed as the core social unit that maintains people s welfare. Over recent decades there have been extensive changes in the way that families are structured and function. Research and policy interest has shifted from maintaining the so-called ideal or traditional family form (a married couple and their children) to improving the quality of relationships…


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Christmas trees in Australia

Christmas trees in Australia


Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut or buy a living tree you can plant, this page provides detailed listings of Australia s choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides, hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings…


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Ethnic demographics of Australia

Ethnic demographics of Australia


AUSTRALIA BY NUMBERS: The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the first batch of its 2011 census data. We’ve asked some of the country’s top demographers and statisticians to crunch the numbers on Australia’s population: how we live, where we work, who our families are and how we spend our time. Today, demographer Siew-Ean Khoo gives the lowdown on what the 2011 census…


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Australian Christmas tree Ornaments

Australian Christmas tree Ornaments


Christmas Kingdom is your one stop Christmas Shop in Melbourne with an Australia wide online store. Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy the wonderland of Christmas Kingdom, featuring a magical forest (complete with talking tree), shimmering lights, sparkling ornaments and whimsical animated window displays. Whether you’d prefer to shop instore at our 20, square foot Christmas…


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Christmas tree Au

Christmas tree Au


A bright start to the festive season At six o’clock sharp, more than 60, lights on Zurich’s tallest Christmas tree will be turned on to usher in the Advent period. As every year, hotel guests and local residents are welcome to the Baur au Lac park to share mulled wine and biscuits with us as we light up the Christmas tree. Santa Claus and his able assistant will light up the…


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Aboriginal Information

Aboriginal Information


ATRIS is a web-based, geographic information system that locates Aboriginal communities and display information relating to their potential or established Aboriginal or treaty rights. The provides access to documents and maps that are used to help governments, industry and others determine their consultation obligations and in carrying out their consultation research. ATRIS…


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