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This topic is all about civics and citizenship education in schools and wider community groups.
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We have an Orwellian 'shadow government' and your liberty is at risk | Richard Ackland

We have an Orwellian 'shadow government' and your liberty is at risk | Richard Ackland | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Some outrageous police-friendly legislation has just wormed its way through New South Wales parliament, and the prospect of some heavy-handed policing is real
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LabourStart: Where trade unionists start their day on the net.

LabourStart: Where trade unionists start their day on the net. | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
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Under Turnbull’s Government, Health Is Becoming A Private Affair - New Matilda

Under Turnbull’s Government, Health Is Becoming A Private Affair - New Matilda | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Bill Shorten has faced derision for attacking the PM over Medicare privatisation. But a close look at the Coalition’s record reveals this is more than a ‘scare campaign’, writes Ben Eltham. Is the Coalition planning to privatise Medicare? Labor says it is. The ALP’s campaign launch on the weekend moved Medicare and health policy squarelyMore
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Haters against hate

Haters against hate | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
It’s easy to laugh at Nazis (and fun, too). But the debate in the UPF’s ranks highlights a real issue: the extent to which the right (and even the far right) now feels confident to denounce the left in the name of the oppressed.
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New Forms of Organising & Membership for Unions

New Forms of Organising & Membership for Unions | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
One of issues I'm spending a lot of time on is new forms of organising and membership for Australian unions. With Troy Burton I've written this paper on the subject to help people think through what is a diabolically complicated issue. It's been distributed to a bunch of unions, but if you know of folks working on this…
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Many young people aren't enrolled to vote – but are we asking them the wrong question?

Many young people aren't enrolled to vote – but are we asking them the wrong question? | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Concern about youth electoral enrolment is framed the wrong way. It usually suggests that young people are somehow deficient and that they – and not the political culture – are the problem.
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Why wooing women is the way forward for trade unions

Why wooing women is the way forward for trade unions | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Female workers are now more highly unionised than their male colleagues, but unions still have a long way to go to reflect that shift.
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NATHAN SPATARO: changing the way we vote to change the world | Sammway

NATHAN SPATARO: changing the way we vote to change the world | Sammway | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Nathan Spataro, like his co-founder in Flux, Max Kaye, is an inspiring millennial challenging the fabric of society in which we live.
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​How 'The X-Files' Was Accidentally Reborn as Right Wing Propaganda

​How 'The X-Files' Was Accidentally Reborn as Right Wing Propaganda | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The X-Files didn't change. We did.
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How to Deal With a Workaholic Boss Who Demands Too Much

How to Deal With a Workaholic Boss Who Demands Too Much | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
So, your boss is a workaholic and expects you to emulate her? Whether that means working ridiculous hours, inhaling lunch at your desk (or skipping it altogether), and even sacrificing your weekends, reporting to a person like this can be taxing on both your career and home life.
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Uber is using its US customer service reps to deliver its anti-union message

Uber is using its US customer service reps to deliver its anti-union message | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Last month, a group of Uber customer service representatives in the US received a script unlike any they'd seen before. For the most part, it was a survey on driver satisfaction, but at the end it switched to another topic: why a union wouldn't make sense for drivers. Uber's customer service reps were told they'd be using the script when contacting the...
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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany
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How GetUp! boosted Labor in Election 2016

How GetUp! boosted Labor in Election 2016 | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Activist group GetUp! made 40,000 phone calls in seats selected to target Abbott-aligned parliamentarians, helping Labor win its key gains.
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British public wrong about nearly everything to do with the EU referendum, survey shows

British public wrong about nearly everything to do with the EU referendum, survey shows | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The British public have it wrong on immigrants and wrong on the EU. According to their research by Ipsos MORI, British people think far more EU citizens live in the UK than actually do, that we pay far more money to the EU budget than is the case, and that we significantly overestimate the amount of benefits paid to EU migrants.
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'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts

'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Scholars used donkey carts, boats, and teenage couriers to smuggle a priceless collection out of Timbuktu.
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McDonald's: you can sneer, but it's the glue that holds communities together

McDonald's: you can sneer, but it's the glue that holds communities together | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
When many lower-income Americans feel isolated and empty, they yearn for physical social networks. All across US, this happens organically at McDonald’s
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Wage growth hits fresh lows

Wage growth hits fresh lows | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Wage growth hits a fresh record low, with workers' pay rising just 0.4 per cent last quarter and 2.1 per cent over the past year.
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How active citizens contribute to modern science - SWI swissinfo.ch

How active citizens contribute to modern science - SWI swissinfo.ch | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
When birders with binoculars trump super computers. If you want to know which species are going extinct, don’t use a
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Why my videogame chooses your character’s race and gender for you | Garry Newman

Why my videogame chooses your character’s race and gender for you | Garry Newman | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Russian and transgender players of Rust are unhappy, but the decision to randomise race and gender is all about better gameplay, not imposing ideology
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Ideas for Australia: Improving democracy for workers is not easy but it must be done

Ideas for Australia: Improving democracy for workers is not easy but it must be done | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Workplace democracy is declining, but the idea that this is the fault solely of unions or employers is misguided. Widespread reform is needed.
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Transmetropolitan: the 90s comic that's bang up-to-date on Donald Trump

Transmetropolitan: the 90s comic that's bang up-to-date on Donald Trump | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Warren Ellis’s series is 20 years old, set 200 years in the future – and tells you everything about the 2016 US presidential race
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It's Time To Trash The Myth That Young People Don't Care About Politics | FYA

It's Time To Trash The Myth That Young People Don't Care About Politics | FYA | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
People are always rabbiting on about how young people aren’t engaged with politics. “Young people are selfish brats!” “They are apathetic.” "Blah blah Tinder blah" That type of rubbish.
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Why This Radical Leftist is Disillusioned by Leftist Culture — Medium

Why This Radical Leftist is Disillusioned by Leftist Culture — Medium | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
I will always believe in “The Revolution”. But I am becoming very frustrated with modern “activist” culture.
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