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History of religion in Australia

History of religion in Australia


Last week, the High Court ruled against the current funding model of the federal government’s controversial school chaplaincy program. It s just the latest episode in a debate over education, religion and the state that goes back to the colonial era, writes Keri Phillips . There are two strands to the dispute over education, religion and funding. The first concerns the government…


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Australian fashion history

Australian fashion history


In its current incarnation as the Rendezvous Grand, the hotel on Melbournes Flinders Street was once in fact, the Commercial Travellers Association Building. The Commercial Travellers Association Building was designed by architect Harry Tompkins in 1912 and completed in 1913. It is one of the finest and most distinct expressions of the Edwardian Baroque style in Melbourne…


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Australian Creative

Australian Creative


Whiskas biggest campaign of the year (2009) was the relaunch of Whiskas Tasty Textures for cats, directed by James Holt. The LaB Sydney was asked to design and bring to life a believable 3D purple cat character – Whiskas’ first 3D mascot – and composite this realistically into two 30second TVCs with online collateral at The Cat Lounge (site no longer active). He’s warm and…


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Indigenous Australians facts

Indigenous Australians facts


The first attempt at genocide lasted for more than 100 years. Dr. Gideon Polya, a scientist, artist, writer and pro-peace advocate, wrote that roughly 123 years after the arrival of the British, the Black “Indigenous Aboriginal population dropped from about 1 million to 0.1 million in the first century after invasion in 1788.” By 1911, 90 percent of the population had been…


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Australian Sacred Sites

Australian Sacred Sites


Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas) are one of Australia’s most famous icons and a sacred site to local aboriginal people. It sits in the central Australian desert and attracts thousands of tourists each year


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Australian Sports history

Australian Sports history


Steve Waugh, Mark Taylor and fellow former Australia captain Michael Clarke all played their own role in the deification of the baggy green cap, whose rise to the status of national treasure has seen it become a valuable item in auction houses around the world. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Sir Donald Bradman, Richie Benaud and Ian Chappell didn’t hold on to a single…


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Aboriginal history of Australia

Aboriginal history of Australia


“The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.” Mark Twain Since the European invasion of Australia in 1788, the Aboriginal people have been oppressed into a world unnatural to their existence for thousands of years. First came the influx of the strangers who carried with them diseases, which decimated the immediate population of the Sydney tribes…


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Australian Population history

Australian Population history


As they often do, a few days before Christmas, the ABS released their June Quarter 2014 update of Australian Demographic Statistics. It shows that in the 2013-14 financial year, Australia’s population grew by 1.6% (365, people) to 23, 490, 700 people. But the interesting stuff is in the details as usual! Here is a chart of Australia’s population vs building approvals for the…


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Customs regulations Australia

Customs regulations Australia


Importing goods can help your business meet its goals and provide goods to customers that may not be available locally. Exporting can open a business to new markets, spread risk by reducing dependence on the local market and increase your competitiveness. Licensing and permits Whilst there is no general licence required for importing, Australian Customs will need to clear your…


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Torres Strait Culture

Torres Strait Culture


Australian Communities: Torres Strait Islander People Australia has two Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. Torres Strait Islanders come from the islands of the Torres Strait that separates the Australian mainland at Cape York from Papua New Guinea. The Strait was named after Luis Vaez de Torres, a Spanish adventurer who visited the area…


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