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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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Whaling in the Antarctic: Japan's scientific program illegal

Whaling in the Antarctic: Japan's scientific program illegal | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Japan’s Southern Ocean “scientific” whaling program is contrary to international law, the International Court of Justice found last night after a four week trial between Australia and Japan in June last…
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A win in the short-term, but unfortunately the ban refers to the current whaling program and does not prevent Japan developing future "scientific" programs.

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Baby boomers look to apartment living, upping demand

Baby boomers look to apartment living, upping demand | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Baby boomers are increasingly looking at apartment living, with implications for urban planning.
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Implications of an ageing Australian population on housing and population density.

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Australian Curriculum Geography - enhancing liveability for different age groups through appropriate housing mixes 

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Australia's ageing population less inclined to downsize

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Australia’s ageing population is less inclined to move into smaller dwellings, which may prove to be a key barrier to urban planning."

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IPCC report: Australia can expect 6C rise on hottest days

IPCC report: Australia can expect 6C rise on hottest days | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Reptile, bird and mammal species set to vanish along with Kakadu wetlands by end of century, scientists' report reveals
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Australia: 23 million and counting

Australia: 23 million and counting | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Australia's population will tick past the 23 million mark on Tuesday night as the country continues to grow at the fastest rate in the developed world.
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If Australia were a street of 100 households | McCrindle Research

If Australia were a street of 100 households | McCrindle Research | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
If Australia were a street of 100 households, what would it look like? There would be a population of 260 people, and a total of 45 dogs, 27 cats and 252 fis...
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Published in November, 2012.

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Christina Dadaian's comment, July 5, 2013 1:23 PM
It's interesting to see the statistics of a whole population boiled down into an imaginary and more approachable community. It was a creative idea and I think it makes the facts of the population easier to understand.
Emily Larsson's comment, September 10, 2013 5:02 PM
I didn't realize how small Australia was compared to India and China. Its amazing when you really think about how society is changing. In the video is said that the average household is getting older by the decade. I have seen a break down like this before of the entire world, where is was only 100 people. Sometime people don't realize that the rest of the world is entirely different that the place that they live.
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Too good to be true: weighing up Australia's exposure to China

Too good to be true: weighing up Australia's exposure to China | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Australia exported A$94.4 billion in goods to China last year, making China by far the single most important destination for Australian merchandise. Similarly, China is also the most important destination…
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Does Australia's trade relationship with China represent a double-edged sword?

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Australia's fastest growing age group is 65 and over: ABS

Australia's fastest growing age group is 65 and over: ABS | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
People aged 65 and over constitute Australia's fastest growing age group, according to figures released by the ABS.
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Great overview of Australia's population by age distribution in 2013.

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Is Australia ready for 2.3 million more people?

Is Australia ready for 2.3 million more people? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Despite all the headlines, it's not the boat people we need to worry about – it's the other 2.3 million arriving tomorrow just when public investment in the nation is at an all-time low.
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A new face of homelessness

A new face of homelessness | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Families such as these are swelling the ranks of people forced to seek help from Australia's charities.
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Are you 'average'?

Are you 'average'? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The results are in: using data from the 2011 national census, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has attempted to paint a picture of the "average Australian".
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Mr Steven Newman's curator insight, April 14, 2013 3:02 PM

A good article for the Australian Communities unit. I like how play highlights that very little people meet the average criteria.

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Australia’s Angry Summer : Earth Matters : Blogs

Australia’s Angry Summer : Earth Matters : Blogs | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"A new report from the Australian Climate Commission not only points out that fire hazards and extreme weather events are worsening, it links them to a warming climate."

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