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Digital Divides in New South Wales: A research note on socio-spatial inequality using 2001 Census data on computer and Internet technology

Digital Divides in New South Wales: A research note on socio-spatial inequality using 2001 Census data on computer and Internet technology | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
(2003). Digital Divides in New South Wales: A research note on socio-spatial inequality using 2001 Census data on computer and Internet technology. Australian Geographer: Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 239-257.
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With the fast developments and advances in technology, it can clearly be seen that spatial inequality is present in our society. This development of technology has shown trends acroos the state, to where there is higher socio-economic income and therefore has more acess to technology. Income status as well as medical, impacts on whether people can acess technology. This is not right and we must help to lower the divied between two areas because of their spatial inequality.

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Coalition's soil carbon plan 'unviable', study finds

Coalition's soil carbon plan 'unviable', study finds | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
The Coalition's plan to store carbon dioxide in soil as a central plank of its climate policy has been thrown into further doubt by new research showing Australian soils are unlikely to offer low-cost emissions cuts.
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The plan for the Coalition to store carbon dioxide in soil is there suggestion to land manage Australian soil. This plan will not benefit the agricultural industry and impact of farmers and the economy. Many reaserchers believe that the newly suggested climate policy on Australian soil is unlikly to offer low-cost emission cuts, which is what the Coalition wants.

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Coastal erosion management in NSW | NSW Environment & Heritage

Coastal erosion management in NSW | NSW Environment & Heritage | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
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As Australia is an Island and is surrounded by coastline many local councils are facing the problems of coastal erosion is residential areas and how it will impact on the community in the future. As we are are nation that is surronded by water, we need to prepare for the future, as this problem will never go away, there will be an ocean forever eroding the land.

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Asbestos dumpers to face two years jail as Sydney mayors ramp up the hunt

Asbestos dumpers to face two years jail as Sydney mayors ramp up the hunt | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
CALLOUS "cowboys" illegally dumping tonnes of asbestos near Sydney homes, schools and childcare centres are relying on cash-strapped councils paying $75,000 a year to clean up the deadly waste.
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Waste management in Sydney is at its worst went a truck filled with asbestos was dumped in populated suburbian areas. The way we handle waste is not only impacting on the environment but is also done carelessly and is unsafe for our health. Asbestos is a poison and can lead to many health problems, dispossing of waste must be done in a safe clean way to allow our society to continue functioning.

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Australia’s Waning Boom Saps Mining Area Housing Demand

Australia’s Waning Boom Saps Mining Area Housing Demand | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
After slashing the price of three planned townhouses by a third in the coal-mining town of Moranbah in remote northeastern Australia, agent Ricardo Baggio still can’t find buyers.
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There has been a decress in people wanting to buy houses in small, remote mining towns. In the past decade we have seen the number of people living in remote towns decline, choosing to head to the city. the impact of many mines downsizing is impacting heavily on rural communities who are struggling with the shortage of demand for housing and infrastructure in remote areas of the country.

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No safe level of air pollution, says study

No safe level of air pollution, says study | Geographical Issues | Scoop.it
Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution boosts the risk of lung cancer, even at concentrations below the legal maximum, says a European study published on Wednesday.
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The air in quality in Sydney is gradualy getting worse and impacting dramtically on peoples health, both long and short term effecs are seen. It is vital that we controal our air pollution, if the levels continue to rise it will become unsafe to live here as air pollution is proven to cause lung cancer.

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