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Spatial inequality: poverty and the income gap, Geographical issues: human elements, Issues in Australian environments, Geography Year 9, NSW | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia

Spatial inequality: poverty and the income gap, Geographical issues: human elements, Issues in Australian environments, Geography Year 9, NSW | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia | Geographical Processes | Scoop.it
Spatial inequality: poverty and the income gap, Geographical issues: human elements, Issues in Australian environments, Geography, Year 9, NSW Introduction In the study of geography, the spatial dimension is used to describe patterns of where...
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Spacial inequality exists in Australia especially those who are living in poverty. There are many factors that influence this including unemployment for usually those who are Indigenous Australians and immigrants. Those who are of the same socio-economic backgrounds often live in the same area and thus have different access to education and employment opportunities, then those who face poverty or live in rural areas. 


The spatial dimension is all around Australia, mainly in Rural Australia, and places with a high amount of Aboriginal Australians and immigrants. 


The ecological dimension is humans and their racism to those who are being affected. Many Australians and others around the world are trying to inform people of this information and tell them not to judge based on these characteristics and give everyone a chance; equality. 

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Urban growth takes heavy toll on native animals

Urban growth takes heavy toll on native animals | Geographical Processes | Scoop.it
Eight koalas have been hit by cars in the past month near the town of Gisborne, 10 kilometres north-west of the Melbourne boundary.
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EIGHT koalas have been hit by cars in the past month near the town of Gisborne.Wildlife rescuers say horrific injuries to native animals have become commonplace since intensive housing development in the country town and the neighbouring Melbourne growth suburb of Sunbury.

 

The spatial dimension is all around Australia, mainly around the melbourne boundary stretching to rural towns. 

 

The ecological dimension is the humans not being aware of where they are driving, and where and how many developments are built. There are words about what they can do to stop large urban growth and development. 

 

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Coast management focus of public meetings - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Coast management focus of public meetings - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geographical Processes | Scoop.it
Great Lakes Council is preparing a coastal management plan for two of its iconic beaches.
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Great Lakes Council is preparing a coastal management plan for two of its iconic beaches the Blueys and Boomerang Beaches. There are some existing identified hazards for both beaches. The plans are long term strategies to combat predicted sea level rise and eroison, the biggest threats to the beaches and surrounding properties.

 

The spatial dimension is in Australia mainly on the Bluey and Boomerang beaches. 

 

The ecological dimension is humans and their developments close to the beaches, especially on sand dunes, which destabilizes the sand causing high sea levels. Many people are trying to devlop new plans to stop these negative effects.

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Out of sight, out of mind: groundwater in peril

Out of sight, out of mind: groundwater in peril | Geographical Processes | Scoop.it
The thirsty continent is losing its hidden water reserves. But Jim O'Rourke reports on moves to refill aquifers with supplies that would otherwise go to waste.
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A doubling of Australia's population in coming decades combined with the crippling effects of future droughts means there will not be enough drinking water by the middle of this century if authorities do not do more to protect underground supplies. 

 

The spatial dimension is in Australia escpecially in the nsw area. 

 

The ecological dimension is the humans dmaging and consuming to much water. However many scientists and experts are looking for ways to make sure we can contain more water rather then letting it evaportae. 

 

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Air quality in Sydney breaches safe levels 19 times

Air quality in Sydney breaches safe levels 19 times | Geographical Processes | Scoop.it
Sydneysiders endured 37 days of high air pollution last year, with air quality breaching national standards on 19 days, says the NSW opposition.
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Sydneysiders endured 37 days of high air pollution last year, with air quality breaching national standards on 19 days. Air quality is a major environmental and health issue in the Sydney Basin, with experts putting the cost to human health at more than $4.7 billion each year.

 

The spatial dimension is in Australia mainly in the area of Sydney. 

 

The ecological dimension is humans and the fuels they use for different processes (manufacturing, driving etc.) that in turn pollute the air. Many people are trying to find ways of improving the air quality. 

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Australia sets new world record for e-waste collection

Australia sets new world record for e-waste collection | Geographical Processes | Scoop.it
Australian not-for-profit recycler, TechCollect, businesses and consumers have combined to set a new Guinness World Record for the most e-waste collected for recycling in a week.
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Australia has set a new world record for the most e-waste collected for recycling in a week. Australians partcipated in a week long campaign that saw more than 474 tonnes of old TVs, computers and printers collected for recycling by not-for-profit recycler, TechCollect. It has increased the awareness of the community on the ease and benefits of recycling. 

 

The spatial dimension is everywhere and every person in Australia. 

 

The ecological dimension is humans and the amount of technology they dispose of that isn't recylced. However by creating a week long campaign have helped to improve this situation.

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Lauren Fiedler's curator insight, July 23, 2013 9:51 PM

This is to do with waste management

 

Lauren Fiedler's comment, July 23, 2013 10:11 PM
E-waste is electronic waste such as electronic products and appliances. Australia has broken the Guinness World Record for most E-waste collected for recycling in a week. TechCollect, breakers of the record, brought together businesses and consumers to collect more than 474 tonnes of waste. This has to do with the Australian Geographical issue of waste management.