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Sports Medicine Australia

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Sports Medicine Australia is a national multidisciplinary organisation committed to enhancing the health of all Australian’s through safe participation in sport, recreation and physical activity.

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Sports medicine in Australia is becoming increasingly popular. it also relates to the health of Australians through safe participation in sport, recreation and physical activity. 

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Australia Gives Aid

Australia's aid program assists developing countries to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development in line with Australia's national interest. This v...

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Sample Student's curator insight, July 25, 2013 1:31 AM

Adds insight into demographic differences, income, health, energy and other characteristics of Asian nations. It would link well with ACHG032 Year 6 Geography - Differences in the economic, demographic and social characterists between countries of the world. Builds on student experience, discussion could incorporate a focus on the recent legislation regarding boat  people and residence in Australia. Could discuss the claim that most are economic refugees... and support debate about what refugee status really is. As such, it would support constructivist, problem-based learning. The terms, concepts and ideas would support more didactic teaching in terms of what they are, what they refer to, and how they vary from nation to nation. A very nice follow-on activity would be an investigation conducted using  Gapminder World. This resource also supports a number of general capabilities, including underlying literacy and numeracy when interpreting ideas and data, critical and complex thinking, cross-cultural understanding, personal and social capability, ethical understanding. In terms of cross-curriculum priorities, it would also support Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia, and Sustainability (removing the need to mine, deforest, hunt etc) through the provision of Aid.

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Australia has no culture? You've got to be joking - Brisbane Times

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Australia has no culture? You've got to be joking
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In 1978, I was introduced to a middle-class woman in Oxfordshire as an Australian.

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Cameron Brotherton -Jennings's curator insight, June 8, 2013 2:40 AM

Culture is what we get from a fridge...and found inside the dish or a tub.

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Tourism Australia shares social media guidelines to make Australia #1

Tourism Australia shares social media guidelines to make Australia #1 | Australia's Global Links | Scoop.it
Tourism Australia wants the entire tourism industry to join its social media team. To help make Australia the world's most talked about tourism destination it has produced a social media toolkit.

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Fox in Australia cyber security talks - Defence Management

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Defence Secretary Liam Fox and Foreign Secretary William Hague are to discuss greater cooperation with Australia on defence and cyber security an official ministerial visit, [...]


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The science message is out there, so how do we get people to listen?

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There are many who lament the poor state of affairs of science communication in Australia.

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Jeremy Pollard's curator insight, January 6, 2014 12:28 AM

Can we always expect stakeholders to hear messages ?  

 

Even when the nessage is 'true'? Of course not. 

 

Science SEEMS to struggle - the 'truth' often seems to lose out to 'beliefs'  -  a study last week highlighted the terrifying news that a majority of US Republican party members now no longer believe in the scientific evidence around evolution.

 

And, as this great article from Merlin Crossley in The Conversation highlights, belief based denial is always a barrier to new ideas.

 

He also points out the challenges new science, new ideas, new proofs have always faced from vested interests - the ironically named Murdoch 'News Limited" springs to mind - where the science might be understood, and believed, but does not suit some people. Even the scientific community can have it's own resistance to new ideas.

 

What I loved about this article is the 'good news' reframing of the situation that science is heard, sought out, and most importantly, trusted!  More please!

 

(Full disclosure - I'm a member of the Australian Sceptics )

 

The big question for me is, to what extent do scientists, and the scientific community, actually embrace the science of influence and persuasion in getting the wide range of complex messages across to the public, the politicians, and business interests?

 

So, just how good is 'science' at using science for stakeholder engagement?

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Aboriginal DNA provides human migration clues

Scientists have used DNA evidence from a lock of hair found in WA in the 1920s to map the early migration of humans from Africa to Australia.
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Australia cuts aid programs to Indonesia

The Australian Government will allocate 7% of it's aid budget this year to fund the detention of asylum seekers. The biggest cut is to emergency aid programs...
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Sports Medicine Australia warns of the dangers of peptides - Bundaberg News Mail

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Sports Medicine Australia warns of the dangers of peptides
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SPORTS Medicine Australia, the peak organisation for professionals in sports medicine and science, has urged those considering taking unknown supplements to think again.

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Australia migration experts

Whenever you are looking for quality Australia Migration Experts, you must make sure that setup some parameters to judge their ability in assessing the laws and

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Aboriginal Culture and Tourism in Australia

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Australian Indigenous cultural heritage from the Australian Government.   Aboriginal indigenous cultures in Australia are complex and diverse. The Indigenous cultures of Australia are the olde...

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Tourism Australia to double its employment of Indigenous staff

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SYDNEY, Australia - Tourism Australia has set itself an ambitious goal to double its employment of Indigenous staff by the end of next year as part ...

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planwithdan's curator insight, February 15, 2014 8:10 AM

This is positive I think - a competitive advantage in fact for a country that is/has branded itself around Aboriginal Indigenous Culture...

Georgia Ryan's curator insight, April 3, 2014 5:43 PM

I think this is a great idea To help solve a very important and present issue. It also allows Australia to demonstrates its assets to other countries, and benefits Australia 

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Defence White Paper plans for cyber warfare - Computerworld Australia

Defence White Paper plans for cyber warfare - Computerworld Australia | Australia's Global Links | Scoop.it
Computerworld Australia Defence White Paper plans for cyber warfare Computerworld Australia “In a future conflict or escalation to conflict, an adversary could use a cyber attack against Australia to deter, delay or prevent Australia's response or...

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Australia may host US communications 'assets'

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AUSTRALIA will consider hosting new US Defence communications capabilities to help Washington's efforts to boost its focus on the Asia-Pacific region, according to a draft copy of next year's defence white paper.

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Australia Skilled Migrant Program

The sole route for skilled workers to immigrate to the country, Australia Skilled Migrant Program is a program which requires the applicants to cater to the ...
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