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Major Australian Cities in Demand

Major Australian Cities in Demand | Australian Geography |

"Australia’s population is expected to reach 42 million by 2050, with the lion’s share of people living in urban centres."


"Australia has world-beating population growth right now. The world is growing 1.1 per cent per annum and Australia [at] 1.7 per cent is really out in front” 

Via Victoria Elliot
Sarah's comment, July 23, 2013 10:01 PM
“The country’s population has been fast migrating from remote areas to inner city areas, leading to big cities becoming overcrowded. Professor Robert Birrell - “We have to get down to that figure quickly, in the next few years,” he said. “It’s to do with economies of scale – to refit a city is an enormous exercise.”
The Ecological Dimension of this issue is that the rapid overpopulation in inner cities that consequently, force cities such as Melbourne and Sydney to turn into high-rise megacities on the scale of Hong Kong, which can lead to a drastic deterioration in citizens’ quality of life. Also, suburbs within capital cities and inland rural areas have experienced a decline in density of inhabitants while inner cities and infill areas next to the coast have become more popular. Its spatial dimension occurs in Australia.
sasha nicolas's curator insight, July 25, 2013 12:48 AM

due to fast migration in autralia, the population is expected to reach 42 milion by the year 2050.

Lauren Donnellan's curator insight, July 21, 2014 10:46 PM

Urban Growth

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Climate Change and Agriculture - Landline - ABC

Climate Change and Agriculture - Landline - ABC | Australian Geography |
The implications of climate change on Australian agriculture and how this affects food and fibre production as well as land and water management


Australia is a land of droughts, fires, storms and flooding rains, but if the climate science is right, the warning is to expect more of the same, but with more intensity and more often. The extensive bushfires and flooding across the east coast are potentially a snapshot of what's to come. But if that's the case, what's the impact on farmers and the future of agriculture in Australia?

Via SustainOurEarth
Sarah's comment, July 26, 2013 9:42 PM
Due to climate change, Australia's land and water management is severely affected. "When the bush suffered its worst drought in a century, our big cities copped water restrictions" Through the different natural disasters Australia faces all year round, our water management is on rocky grounds and impacting on our agriculture as well.
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Factbox: A recent history of asylum seeker policy

Factbox: A recent history of asylum seeker policy | Australian Geography |
Key changes to Australia's asylum seeker policy in 2012 have their roots in
recent political history, writes Amanda Cavill.

Via Nick Stone
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Coalition candidate supports waste dumping in Great Barrier Reef area

Coalition candidate supports waste dumping in Great Barrier Reef area | Australian Geography |
Guardian Australia: LNP candidate for Capricornia says she would support dumping in world heritage area to enable expansion of coal port

Via Olivia Kim
Olivia Kim's comment, July 22, 2013 6:30 AM
i find it outrageous that 75.2% of the residence of the electorate of capricornia supported the dumping of waste in the Great Barrier Reef. I understand it would take a bit of time, money and might break some deals but i personally dont think it is a wise decision to make the great barrier reef a waste dump.
Sarah's comment, July 26, 2013 9:33 PM
LNP for Capricornia said that she would support the dumping of extra waste into our precious Great Barrier Reef. Though, 75.2% said that they would not agree to this. The dumping is being considered to enable expansion for a nearby coal port. The Ecological Dimension is human expansion and growth - through clearing land and jeopardizing nature for the sake of bettering off our supplies. The spatial dimension occurs on Queensland Australia and it affects a vast majority of sea water and world heritage site.
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NSW government reviews Manning coastal management strategy - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

NSW government reviews Manning coastal management strategy - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australian Geography |
A draft strategy for development and coastal erosion management in the Manning region could be on display for public comment within weeks.

Via Stephanie Tiberio
Stephanie Tiberio's curator insight, July 22, 2013 3:09 AM

A draft plan for developing coastal erosion managment in the Manning region would display for the public in weeks. It would contain a framework for future development along the coast and a description on ways to combat erosion.

Sarah's comment, July 26, 2013 9:47 PM
Due to the increasing erosion on the coastal region of Manning, a framework that outlines what will happen for the future of this coastal region and ways to combat erosion will be published for the public in a few weeks.
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Air quality in Sydney breaches safe levels 19 times

Air quality in Sydney breaches safe levels 19 times | Australian Geography |
Sydneysiders endured 37 days of high air pollution last year, with air quality breaching national standards on 19 days, says the NSW opposition.

Via Clodagh Byrne
Clodagh Byrne's curator insight, July 17, 2013 7:57 PM

I was very interested to find Sydney's record as the city with the dirtiest air in Australia, increased last year. I belive this record will continue to expand on a yearly basis.

Sarah's comment, July 26, 2013 9:56 PM
Sydney's air quality has breached national standards has boosted our state's status as having one of the dirtiest air in our Country. (Far more dirtier than Western Australia) The Ecological Dimension for this case is the continual pollution of fossil fuels and the spatial dimension is occurring in Sydney Australia
Emma Khoury's curator insight, July 28, 2013 6:49 PM

Spatial dimension: Sydney Australia.

Last year, the Sydney air quality breached the national standards, with over 30 days of high air pollution. 

"Air quality was 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."

Many biophysical processes have been disturbed by this increase in air pollution in sydney, including that of crane flies (etc) , as well as contributing to global warning. Not only have wildlife been impacted by this air pollution, but human health is put at risk by an estimated $4.7 billion a year.

There needs to be some governmnent action to make sure that air quality levels are maintained under the National Air Quality Standards.