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Wattle Day

Today is also Wattle Day in Australia.

What is Wattle Day?

  • Wattle and Wattle Day can symbolise virtually anything we want, but they relate generally to Spring, being Australian, the Australian environment, and history.
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Literacy Policy and Indigenous Communities

Much like technology in general, the Internet is constantly advancing. It is gradually becoming more and more integral to the lives of Australians citizens (Healey 2011). 445 more words

Digital

Australians are now using super-human microchip technology | Daily Mail Online

In a glimpse of what the future may hold, Sydney’s Shanti Korporaal has tiny microchips planted in her hands (pictured) so she can get into work and her car without carrying a card or keys. 11 more words

News

We're a disparate group of Australians doing the work our government won't | Shira Sebban | Opinion | The Guardian

When I heard that a woman who attempted to seek asylum in Australia but had her boat returned to Vietnam was about to be sent to jail, leaving her kids with no parent and facing life in an orphanage, I started a crowd fund… 20 more words

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The Forgotten Ones: Australia's digital divide

As Australia tries to keep up with global technological innovation, those who do not have internet access fall behind (Rennie et al. 2016, p.22). One such example is the digitisation of Australia’s national standardised test, NAPLAN, which aims to give a snapshot of Australian students’ literacy and numeracy skills (ACARA 2015, p.18). 697 more words

What We Weren't Told About Smoking

According to Quit Smoking there are around 4000 chemicals in cigarettes of which some are agricultural chemicals and additives, ammonia, metals and radioactive compounds. Some of these are in the tobacco and others in the paper of the cigarette.   697 more words

Addiction