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The Big Issue

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The Big Issue magazine is a fortnightly, independent magazine that is sold on the streets by homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people. They buy copies for $3, and sell for $6, keeping the difference.
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The Big Issue is an independent, non for profit organisation. They create job opportunities for people who are unable to access mainstream employment by running their social enterprises, these include The Big Issue magazine, the Women's Subscription Enterprise, and The Big Issue classroom. They also run the Community Street Soccer Program. The Big Issue can be found being sold on the streets of Melbourne, providing an opportunity for these people to earn an income. The people helped by The Big Issue come from a vast range of circumstances such as metal illness, drug and alcohol dependency, homelessness, physical and intellectual disability and  long-term unemployment.

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St Vincent de Paul Society Charities | Vinnies Australia

St Vincent de Paul Society Charities | Vinnies Australia | Humanities | Scoop.it
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St Vincent de Paul Society is a charitable organisation made up of 40,000 members and volunteers in Australia, they operate in 148 other countries and has over 950,000 members. The members of the society are people who visit people in need, in their homes offering support, friendship and material assistance. For over 150 years now the process of home visitation has been the heart of St Vincent de Paul Society. By doing this they aim to help men, women and families to break their cycle of poverty and disadvantage.

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Bullying. No Way!

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Bullying. No Way! Australia's safe and supportive school communities getting to the heart of the matter!
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Bullying No Way! Is aimed at making every school environment safe and secure for every students as well as all staff members and the general school community members, school should be a place where students feel safe and want to be involved in, it should not be a place of fear and torment. It is managed by the Safe and Supportive School Communities (SSSC) Working Group. The SSSC is made up of education representatives from the Commonwealth and all states and territories, as well as national Catholic and independent schooling representatives.

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Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
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The Kids Helpline is organisation providing help to young people aged between 5 and 25 years old. They aim to provide support to young Australians battling emotional problems, through qualified counselling via phone, email and over the web. The Kids Helpline is a free service available 24 hours, responding to more than 6000 calls each week. They face issues such as bullying, relationship breakdowns, sexual abuse, suicidal thoughts, homelessness and drug and alcohol abuse.

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Post-War Jewish Migration - Israel & Judaism Studies

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Israel & Judaism Studies - The Education Website of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies
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Israel & Judaism studies, the education website of the NSW  Jewish board of deputies is a website based on the knowledge of the Holocaust, WWII, Judaism, Israel and many many more topics, in further detail. It is aimed at being a learning resource for high school students and a teaching resource for educators, it is also an excellent learning resource for anyone wanting to further their own knowledge about the holocaust, Israel or Judaism.

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Drink Driving. Alcohol Facts from DrinkWise Australia

Drink driving, or driving under the influences of alcohol, called DUI, creates a high risk of alcohol related accidents. Facts about alcohol by DrinkWise Australia.
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This is a very useful and informative site, giving people the facts the need to know about mixing alcohol with driving. On this site people are taught things such as, how alcohol can affect driving, how much alcohol can safely be drunk by different people to still be safe to drive, facts about binge drinking and drinking in moderation, and the long term effects of alcohol abuse. A lot of people are unaware of the dangers of alcohol and it is a place like this where they can find the information they need to know to be safe in their consumption of alcohol and smart when thinking about combining that with driving.

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Melbourne Museum: Melbourne Museum

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Welcome to the Melbourne Museum website. A virtual visit to Victoria's state museum of natural sciences, indigenous cultures, Australian history and cultural heritage.
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Melbourne Museum is an incredibly interesting and inspiring experience. It houses many extraordinary exhibits, presenting the history of Victoria. Some of the highlights include a full blue whale skeleton, aboriginal cultural centrer, living rainforest and an on site IMAX theatre.

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Scienceworks: Scienceworks

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This is the front page of the Scienceworks museum website. A virtual visit to Victoria's interactive museum of science and technology.
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Science Works has been around 21 years now. It is an excellent place for young students to become excited and interested in science and experiments. This is a learning facility that offers great opportunities for school excursions., as well as individual visits and aims to teach students about all the different kinds of science there are in the world.

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Housos on SBS

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SBS :: Special Broadcasting Service
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‘Housos’ is an SBS television series, based on the stereotypes of Australian’s living in housing commission properties. This television show is a comedy and bases its self on what people perceive housing commission tenants to act and present them selves as.  Although very amusing in its comedy, is there truth behind these stereotypes? 

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World Vision Australia - Official site for child sponsorship and donations

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World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
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World Vision Australia is based in Melbourne, it is part of the world vision partnership led by world vision international. World Vision is a Christian, non-government, charitable organization helping the people of third word countries. When a disaster strikes World Vision staff aim to be on the scene within 72 hours, providing food and supplies to those in need. World Vision has provided, and continues to provide relief and aid to many in need. 

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beyondblue

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Beyond Blue is a very strong organization aimed at helping people dealing with depression anxiety and related disorders. They also aim to help people who these disorders effects indirectly, be it by affecting a family member or friends. Beyond Blue’s goal is to achieve an Australia that understands depression and anxiety. 

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Jewish Holocaust Centre - Mission

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Joomla! - the dynamic portal engine and content management system
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This is the holocaust rememberance education museum of Melbourne. It is dedicate to the people lost in the holocaust, and to keeping their memory alive. It aims at educating people about the events that took place during the holocaust, it is something that must not be forgotten and not everybody knows the proper details. 

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Immigration Museum: Immigration Museum

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Moving stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Australia.
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The immigration museum of Melbourne, lets people take a step into the facts and personal stories of immigration to Victoria. It is an excellent learning tool for schools and for teachers, being an educational and insightful place for an excursion. It is also a place for individual visits and education. There are many resources available on the website such as videos, articles, stories and many more.

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Melbourne City Mission: Charity in Melbourne, aged care, homelessness, disability, children's services, employment education & training and palliative care. | mcm

Melbourne City Mission: Charity in Melbourne, aged care, homelessness, disability, children's services, employment education & training and palliative care. | mcm | Humanities | Scoop.it
Melbourne City Mission works with some of Melbourne and Victoria’s most vulnerable individuals, families and communities, helping avoid disadvantage, economic exclusion and social isolation.
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Melbourne City Mission changes lives every day, since 1854 they have worked to reduce the number of people experiencing disadvantage. They have always responded to the changing needs of the most disadvantaged people in our Melbourne society, leading to supportive programs in aged care, children family & community services, youth services, education and training programs, employment, homelessness services, justices programs and palliative care. 

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WIRE Women's Information « Free information, support and referrals for women

WIRE Women's Information « Free information, support and referrals for women | Humanities | Scoop.it
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WIRE stands for Women;s Information and Referral Exchange, first offering a voice to women in 1984. every year they answer over 13,000 requests from women for information and assistance. WIRE can be accessed through the phone support service, the drop-in women's information centre and via email. This is the only women's support organisation of its kind. They offer a range of gender specific training programs, and research and advocates for women's issues such as financial and economic security, out of school hours childcare, and violence against women.  

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Facts and figures about bullying

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This article in Kidspot's school bullying section explains facts and figures about bullying, including the statistics, research and policies.
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This is an article by the website Kidspot, Mum's school zone, alerting parents to the increasing reports of cyber bullying. The article suggest that due to the awareness of bullying and its social impact more and more children are speaking out and reporting their bullying to adults. This is the kind of positive action needing to be taken against bullying, as “one student in every four, in Australian schools is affected by bullying” . These results have shown that face to face bullying have not been increasing, however cyber bullying is getting worse, showing that 1 in 10 children have been cyber bullied at some point.

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Super Teacher Worksheets

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Printable worksheets for teachers, parents, tutors, and homeschool families
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This is a website purely devote to providing efficient, relevant and educational worksheets to teachers to use in their everyday classes. These lessons range from teaching foundation to grade 6, covering all levels of primary school. As well as providing the activity sheets, each sheets comes with a link to the common core standards and a link to the recommended grade level. The activity sheets are suited for lessons in math, reading and writing, phonics, grammar, as well as spelling lists, puzzles &brain teasers, plus fun activities for the holidays, and teacher helper sheets, for example sticker charts and award certificates.

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Holocaust Encyclopedia — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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The holocaust encyclopaedia is a website devoted to educating all people on the events that took place during the holocaust, the victims and their rescues, and what happened to the survivors in their journey to rebuild their lives after the holocaust. The website provides links to other sections such as “learn about: the holocaust”, “remember:the survivors” and “confront: genocide, antisemitism”, this website is extremely educational in all different areas of the holocaust providing lots of important information about a very significant part of history.

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Drink driving statistics - Transport Accident Commission

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This website is part of the TAC ( Transport Accident Commission) website, it is devoted to informing people about the statistics of drink driving incidents in Victoria. The aim of these statistics it to educate people of the dangers of drink driving and the amount of fatalities it can cause, in the hope that this will reduce the number of people wiling to drink drive. The website also has links to information of the affects of alcohol and drink driving case studies, as well as many other car and driving statistics and information.

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Supporting Families | Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Ronald McDonald house is a charity aimed at keeping families together when they have a seriously ill child. It provides housing attached to major women's and children's hospitals, providing a “home away from home” in tough times, for families in need. Over the span of a year more than 6000 families can stay at Ronald McDonald house, and as many as 250 families can sleep there a night.

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Upper Middle Bogan: Trailer (ABC1)

Upper Middle Bogan is a new 8-part comedy series which tells the story of two families living at opposite ends of the freeway. M: Coarse language. Premiered ...

Via Lydia Mackinlay Campbell
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‘Upper Middle Bogan’ is an 8 part ABC television series; comically representing the life changing events of women finding out her mother is not her biological mother. And in turn her genetic family is the complete opposite of how she has been raised. But will she be able to fit in with the fun loving, drag racing family she knows nothing about? 

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Upper middle class Bogan an Australian program showing the diversity in family lifestyles in a comedic way. It portrays the stereotypes of upper and middle class in society. The raw humor conveys the way in which classes can be perceived.
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Upper middle class Bogan an Australian program showing the diversity in family lifestyles in a comedic way. It portrays the stereotypes of upper and middle class in society. The raw humor conveys the way in which classes can be perceived.

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40 Hour Famine - 16 -18 August 2013

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The 40 Hour Famine is a chance to do something real. By giving up food or something else that really matters to you for 40 hours, you can raise funds for kids living in poverty overseas.
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The 40-hour famine is a charitable event, in which people raise money from being sponsored not to eat for 40 hours. The aim of the 40-hour famine is raise money for people in third world countries that cannot afford food and are unable to grow food. The famine has been modernized, in that people will trade up things such a speaking, using their mobile phones, using technology all together and so on, for the 40 hours instead of giving up food. This is an annual event run by World vision. The money raised goes to World Vision projects in Malawi, Ethiopia, East Timor, Nepal, Tanzania and Uganda.

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About Lifeline - Lifeline | Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention

About Lifeline - Lifeline | Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention | Humanities | Scoop.it
Information about Lifeline and its services, including history, locations, governance, learning and development, media, publications, ambassadors, and contact us details.
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Lifeline is a telephone-based service, offering support for those in need. It is a secure place where people can feel safe with out judgment. For some people it is very hard to ask for help, that is what Lifeline is there for, in people moment of need they are there to offer necessary and helpful advice or just to be someone to listen. People don’t always feel they have a safe place to turn and it is in these situations drastic measure can be taken, this is why programs such as Lifeline are so very important and necessary to be available to all Australians. 

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This article is aimed at informing people, especially young people at the dangers of cyber space and how to be safe when using the Internet. This is an excellent resource when teaching young children, as it is very important they be properly educated about Internet safety and what dangers can be out there. Children are not aware of any risk involved in logging onto ‘the net’ they simply see it as a place to play games and look for pictures, but they need to know about particular websites and ways to protect themselves. 

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Things are different now then they use to be, parents saying don’t talk to strangers use to mean children being face to face with someone they didn’t know, if someone was being bullied it would mean that there was verbal or physical abuse that was happening face to face but the person being bullied could leave the situation and find a safe place at home. Now with the cyber world as much a part of peoples lives as it ever has been, especially with children it is important for them to be informed of the dangers. This site lists those dangers from A-Z making it clear what to look out for when on the internet. Teachers wanting to ensure the safety of there students when online could use this website as a resource to make sure they have covered all bases to do with cyber safety.
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Things are different now then they use to be, parents saying don’t talk to strangers use to mean children being face to face with someone they didn’t know, if someone was being bullied it would mean that there was verbal or physical abuse that was happening face to face but the person being bullied could leave the situation and find a safe place at home. Now with the cyber world as much a part of peoples lives as it ever has been, especially with children it is important for them to be informed of the dangers. This site lists those dangers from A-Z making it clear what to look out for when on the internet. Teachers wanting to ensure the safety of there students when online could use this website as a resource to make sure they have covered all bases to do with cyber safety.

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Yad Vashem - World Center for Holocaust Research, Education, Documentation and Commemoration

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Yad Vashem - World Center for Holocaust Research, Documentation, Education and Commemoration.

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Yad Vashem is a museum complex located in Jerusalem Israel. The museum is dedicated to the remembrance of the tragedy of the Holocaust and the people lost and effected by these events. The website is the world centre for holocaust research, documentation, education and communication, it contains many resources such as videos recordings, articles, lists, photos and many many more. The four pillars of remembrance of the Yad Vashem are commemoration, documentation, research and education,  

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