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Gippsland Water Factory Vortex Centre by DesignInc

Gippsland Water Factory Vortex Centre by DesignInc | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

The Gippsland Water Factory’s Vortex Centre houses office and laboratory functions and an interpretive experience for a major new water recycling plant. The vortex form of the building strongly expresses the dynamic movement of fluids down a pipe, at the same time providing a unique internal environment.

Combining cost performance, aesthetics, water education and ecological intelligence, the 650m2 facility is a beacon of exemplary sustainable design. The centre was designed as a teaching building, taking inspiration from a giant oculus, with a shell made up of seven barrels that fit into one another as they decrease in size, thereby resembling a vortex.


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Is it just me, or does this look like a giant fish trap  - http://www.uap.com.au/art/interior/nga-fish-trap/

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, October 24, 2013 2:31 AM

Un centro de reciclaje de agua con referencias fabriles y forma muy  explicativa de vórtex, para acoger actividades de formación y divulgación. Es además un edificio de bajo consumo enrgético con sistemas pasivos.

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Paul Pholeros, architect who helped reduce Indigenous poverty, dies at 62

Healthabitat cofounder’s work helped cut the number of hospital admissions for illnesses that could be attributed to poor environment

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“Malcolm X Exploded in My Mind”: The Transnational Imagination of Australian Indigenous Activists

“Malcolm X Exploded in My Mind”: The Transnational Imagination of Australian Indigenous Activists | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

Jon Piccini University of Queensland Follow on Twitter @JonPiccini Recently, an upturn in indigenous struggles in Australia have seen the legacies of colonialism and genocide forced back onto the national radar.

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Stigmabase | AUNZ Review: An Interactive Digital Archive Helps Preserve Traditional Australian Aboriginal Literature

Stigmabase | AUNZ Review: An Interactive Digital Archive Helps Preserve Traditional Australian Aboriginal Literature | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

AUNZ : An Interactive Digital Archive Helps Preserve Traditional Australian Aboriginal Literature - The Living... https://t.co/Kxv7icMQCi

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Aboriginal education campaigners call for Federal Government to keep Gonski funding

Aboriginal education campaigners call for Federal Government to keep Gonski funding | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

Aboriginal parents, students and educators fear students could go backwards if the Government does not fund the last two years of the Gonski model.

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Improving Indigenous enrolments at university

University offers were out last week, and today universities in Sydney are in the spotlight for enrolling large percentages of students whose tertiary admission scores—their ATARs—are well below the advertised cut-off for course entry.

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Australia’s MLK Moment? Stan Grant’s Pivotal Speech On Racism Goes Viral

Australia’s MLK Moment? Stan Grant’s Pivotal Speech On Racism Goes Viral | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

In what will no doubt set the tone for this coming Australia Day, a powerful speech by an Indigenous Australian Stan Grant has people spontaneously applauding

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Australia's Stan Grant moment. Leave Dr King out of it. Awesome speech.

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Ronald Jackson's GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES NOW: Australia’s Day for Secrets, Flags and Cowards — The Slaughter of the Aborigines

Pilger: Australia’s Day for Secrets, Flags and Cowards — 

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From Slim Dusty to the Drones: around Australia in 12 classic songs

From Slim Dusty to the Drones: around Australia in 12 classic songs | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

Long before the first sea shanty rang against the walls of the first penal colony, Australians have been singing about the land and what it means to them

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A great playlist that speaks to the complexity of Australia on Invasion Day

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Australia Day Google Doodle is a symbol of reconciliation, teen artist Ineka Voigt says

Australia Day Google Doodle is a symbol of reconciliation, teen artist Ineka Voigt says | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

The 16-year-old artist who created today's Australia Day Google Doodle depicting Indigenous Australians from the Stolen Generation says she is excited by the conversation it has sparked.

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Here's How Indigenous Australians Celebrated Australia Day

Here's How Indigenous Australians Celebrated Australia Day | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

Protests, concerts and healing ceremonies marked Invasion and Survival Day 2016...

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‘Invasion Day’ protesters take to the streets

‘Invasion Day’ protesters take to the streets | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

HUNDREDS of protesters have marched peacefully in Perth on Australia Day in support of indigenous people.

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Republic debate: Treaty over republic, says Indigenous social justice campaigner

Republic debate: Treaty over republic, says Indigenous social justice campaigner | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

Melbourne-based SOS Blak Australia organiser Les Thomas says any move towards Australia becoming a republic needs to involve a discussion first on treaty.  "The starting point for justice in this country needs to take the form of a treaty...

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CHANGE THE DATE: Read This If You Want To Know Why Australia Day Is So Offensive To Aboriginal People - New Matilda

CHANGE THE DATE: Read This If You Want To Know Why Australia Day Is So Offensive To Aboriginal People - New Matilda | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

To understand why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people find Australia Day so offensive, you only need to ask yourself this one, simple question.

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WRITING ABORIGINAL ENGLISH & CREOLES FIVE CASE STUDIES IN AUSTRALIA EDUCATION CONTEXTS

Another good article: Writing Aboriginal English & creoles: Five case studies in Australian education contexts #AbE https://t.co/0GlIwbbhbu

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Aboriginal education campaigners keen to keep Gonski model

Aboriginal education campaigners keen to keep Gonski model | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

Aboriginal parents, students and educators fear students could go backwards if the Government does not fund the last two years of the Gonski model.

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PhD Scholarship - Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) Quit in Pregnancy Trial / Medicine and Public Health / Health and Medicine / PhD Opportunities / Research Degrees / Research and Innovat...

PhD Scholarship - Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) Quit in Pregnancy Trial / Medicine and Public Health / Health and Medicine / PhD Opportunities / Research Degrees / Research and Innovat... | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

A PhD scholarship is available in the Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) Quit in Pregnancy Trial under the supervision of Dr Gillian Gould.

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Anti-Australia Day posters, graffiti plastered around Melbourne's CBD

Anti-Australia Day posters, graffiti plastered around Melbourne's CBD | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

Anti-Australia Day posters and graffiti have been plastered across Melbourne's CBD as hundreds of people rally outside Parliament House over Aboriginal rights.

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What an inflammatory headline...

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Invasion Day protest in Sydney

Invasion Day protest in Sydney | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

For Indigenous Australians, Australia Day is a day of mourning. It marks the start of British invasion on Aboriginal lands and is an annual reminder of the ...

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Invasion Day protest held in Brisbane

HUNDREDS of Aboriginal activists and supporters have rallied at Queenslands Parliament House in an Invasion Day protest for indigenous rights.

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Australia Day: Invasion Day rallies held across nation

Australia Day: Invasion Day rallies held across nation | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

Invasion Day rallies are held across the nation to remember the First Fleet landing in Australia and the ensuing killings of Indigenous people.

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Castlemaine honours Aboriginal heritage | Photos

Castlemaine honours Aboriginal heritage | Photos | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

Highest honour awarded to Aboriginal woman passionate about teaching culture to children.

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Stigmabase | AUNZ Review: Maybe we should try some respect'

Stigmabase | AUNZ Review: Maybe we should try some respect' | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

Stigmabase | AUNZ - Maybe we should try some respect' - Aboriginal Australians were here first. They watched the… https://t.co/j70RTT3P7V

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Australia is the only former UK colony without an indigenous treaty. - Straight Dope Message Board

Australia is the only former UK colony without an indigenous treaty. Great Debates

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Australia Day: honours, citizenship, protests, sport, Hottest 100 - as it happened

Australia Day: honours, citizenship, protests, sport, Hottest 100 - as it happened | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

Our coverage of events both serious and fun throughout Australia Day, including Indigenous responses and the reaction to the Australian of the Year announcement

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