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    2.1.3 The Australian primary curriculum The Australian primary curriculum is overcrowding, identified by the Australian Primary Principles Association (APPA) (APPA, 2014). The Review of Australian Curriculum also proves the study loads of the Australian curriculum in primary school is more than other countries. Moreover, the curriculum takes the children a lot of time to finish reading a large amount of content and pages in correspondence with heavy word count in the learning materials (APPA, 2014). Ego psychoanalyst Freud explained how to treat mental illness and human behaviour with the repressed events by using the “talking cure method”, to express the people’s internalisation (Elkind, 2001, p 142; McLeod, 2013). For example, a six years…

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    historical ties. Geographically its makes sense to align with Asia during the Asian century, however strong historical with Europe and the USA make this quite challenging. Therefore as a country we are torn between leaving the West for the East. I also found it interesting how the concept of Asia is like talking about another world. I think many Australians consider the Asian lifestyle to be inferior and that Asia is still quite behind the west in ‘life style’. I also think that there is a fear…

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    To successfully work in cohesion with Indigenous Australians, it is essential to have increased ‘knowledge and understanding of the histories, cultures and experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people’, (Aboriginal Education and Training Directorate, 2009, p.13). For example Indigenous cultural education can be accessed through school, TAFE colleges and other department offices. In aiming to succeed working effectively with Indigenous communities, “self-determination and…

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    Lucky Miles Lucky Miles is a 2007 Australian drama feature film based on several true stories involving people entering Australia illegally along the continent's coastline. It portrays the environment and landscape, the people and accurate stereotypes about Australians. A desperate group of refugees are dumped on the West coast Australian by smugglers. It sounds like the perfect story of misery, instead Lucky Miles is a tragic comedy. The audience at the 2016 Film Festival would have a ball…

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    ago has made a mark in history as one of the most racial inequality events of all time and Indigenous Australians have continued to fight for their land ever since.The first Aboriginal political organisation was formed in the 1920’s. Two of the most well known aboriginal organisations would be the Australian Aborigines League (AAL) and the Aborigines ' Progressive Association (APA). These organisations played a massive role in the movement for Indigenous Australian rights. As many of these…

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    This has caused social, cultural and political issues that face contemporary indigenous Australians today. High levels of infant mortality, diseases and lower life expectancy than non-indigenous people, there have been demands for more culturally appropriate approaches to Indigenous Health care and systems. The Government strategy ‘NSW Aboriginal Health Plan’ aims to explore better ways to achieve Aboriginal health equity. Low levels of school attainment contribute to employment issues, which…

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    The relationship between Australia and Villers-Bretonneux goes back almost 100 years from now (2017). In March 1918 Australian troops were ordered to take a position and defend all of the important areas of Dernancourt and Villers-Bretonneux from being captured by Germany. Later on in April 1918, Germany managed to seize Villers-Bretonneux, which the Australian troops had tried so hard to protect. The defence of the town had been handed over to the British troops so that the Australian…

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    The fall of Singapore had 3 impacts on the state of Australia’s immediate security: Firstly, the fall of Singapore created a lack of immediate military security in Australia, leaving it mostly defenseless from the Japanese Imperial Army that conquered Malaya and Singapore, as Australia was still reliant on Great Britain for defenses. Secondly, the Fall of Singapore facilitated the movement from reliance on Britain to reliance on America. Finally, the Fall of Singapore created a climate of fear…

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    DARKINYUNG COMMUNITY PROFILE The Darkinyung people are the traditional land owners of the Central Coast, remaining on this land for over twenty thousand years. Darkinjung land spans from the Hawkesbury River at its Southern most point, up North to Lake Macquarie, and from Mount Yengo in the West, to its East along the Pacific Ocean (Empowered Communities, 2016, “Central Coast”). Recently released statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2011) reveal a total population of…

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    Q1: The Australian Open is a tennis sporting tournament held annually at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. It is an iconic Australian tennis event that attracted 729,000 visitors in 2017 (Ausleisure.com.au, 2017). The Australian Open holds an international profile and is highly regarded in the sport of tennis. The tournament attracts internationally renowned tennis players such as Roger Federer and Serena Williams and consists of a men’s and women’s tournament. The Australian Open has been…

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