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The future for Australia with a focus on population and human rights and reconciliation
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Inside the Christmas Island detention centre - ABC Online

Inside the Christmas Island detention centre - ABC Online | Australia's Future Challenges | Scoop.it
Inside the Christmas Island detention centreABC OnlineAustralia's Human Rights Commission is now joining the action, and late today the court dismissed moves to have the Immigration Minister Chris Bowen appear to give evidence.
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Australia Digital Economy profile

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Australia Digital Economy profile: Population millions 22.51 1 - 14 years 19.02 15 - 64 years 67...
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Making a public spectacle of proceedings could ensure justice in China - Sydney Morning Herald

Making a public spectacle of proceedings could ensure justice in China - Sydney Morning Herald | Australia's Future Challenges | Scoop.it

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Making a public spectacle of proceedings could ensure justice in ChinaSydney Morning HeraldThey act in human rights, criminal and public interest cases that pit themselves directly against state power.

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Census triggers memories of polishing avenue plaques - Melton Weekly

Census triggers memories of polishing avenue plaques - Melton Weekly | Australia's Future Challenges | Scoop.it
Census triggers memories of polishing avenue plaquesMelton WeeklyRecords from the 1961 census show that Bacchus Marsh had a population of just 4425, with 92.3 per cent born in Australia. In 2006, the area's population had climbed to 15973.
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Australia, a nation transformed - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia, a nation transformed - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australia's Future Challenges | Scoop.it
To mark 2011 Census day, play with our interactive infographics that use historical data to paint a picture of how life in Australia has changed in the 110 years since Federation.
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Analysis International's mission is to conduct high-level research and analysis in its areas of expertise and focus, and assist the governments, private sector and wider community in the region...
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When drought becomes famine: the role of politics in the Horn of Africa

When drought becomes famine: the role of politics in the Horn of Africa | Australia's Future Challenges | Scoop.it
With the UN declaring famine in Somalia for the first time since 1992, and other countries in the Horn of Africa suffering critical food shortages, this already unstable region is facing devastation.
Drought-stricken Mogadishu has now been hit with torrential rains, compounding the humanitarian crisis as it unfolds.
But while drought may be a weather event, analysts say it is human intervention that has lead to the mass starvation taking place in the Horn.
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Burial grounds uncovered as River drops - ABC Online

Burial grounds uncovered as River drops - ABC Online | Australia's Future Challenges | Scoop.it
Burial grounds uncovered as River dropsABC OnlineWork to protect the sites has already been carried out by the State Government's Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division, but Ms Sumner says the division does not have enough resources to...
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Top human rights advice about Malaysia ignored by federal government

Top human rights advice about Malaysia ignored by federal government | Australia's Future Challenges | Scoop.it
JUST four days before the federal government announced its people-swap deal with Malaysia, it was warned by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the country's questionable human rights record.
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Injunction against the Government's Malaysian 'Arrangement ...

Injunction against the Government's Malaysian 'Arrangement ... | Australia's Future Challenges | Scoop.it
This is not a case, as you might imagine, based primarily on international law, or even human rights (although it obviously calls these into question). The case centres on Australian law, because this is the law which ...
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Hard truths on indigenous issues 'key to reconciliation'

Hard truths on indigenous issues 'key to reconciliation' | Australia's Future Challenges | Scoop.it
COURAGEOUS reporting on indigenous issues and speaking uncomfortable truths are vital if Australians are to reach true reconciliation, Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin said yesterday.
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Putting dollars on disadvantage: Australia's Indigenous spending

Putting dollars on disadvantage: Australia's Indigenous spending | Australia's Future Challenges | Scoop.it

A government-commissioned report has found progress on Indigenous disadvantage has been “mixed at best”.

The Finance Department’s Strategic Review of Indigenous Expenditure was put together in February 2010, and obtained by Channel Seven under Freedom of Information laws.

The report describes returns on government-funded Indigenous programs as “dismally poor”.

$3.5 billion was spent on Indigenous-specific programs between 2009 and 2010.

Is this money well-spent or evidence of chronic waste? What does it mean for the Gillard government’s Closing the Gap policy?

The report can be interpreted in a number of different ways, but one thing is clear. Australia can do better.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics

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Australian Bureau of Statistics Website - your one stop shop for all your data
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Australia’s population – what is sustainable?

Australia’s population – what is sustainable? | Australia's Future Challenges | Scoop.it
Population policy discussions in Australia fall well short of confronting the core questions. We cannot even ask “what is a sustainable population?” until we look at our unsustainable lifestyles and the part we play in contributing to the problem of humanity’s unsustainable way of life.
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