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Why the 20th Century Model of Unionism Isn't Working

From an all-time peak of 61% in the 1950s, the number of workers who are in unions now stands at just 15%. Yet exploitation is rife. There are new forms of work that create an uneven playing field and put the workplace relations system under strain. So there are two problems: we need more unions standing up for workers and they need a better legal framework to draw on. That is the premise of the ACTU’s #ChangeTheRules campaign. But of themselves these changes won’t make unions... [More]
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Why the 20th Century Model of Unionism Isn't Working

From an all-time peak of 61% in the 1950s, the number of workers who are in unions now stands at just 15%. Yet exploitation is rife. There are new forms of work that create an uneven playing field and

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May Day for Planet Earth and Workers

Celebrate May Day, the global celebration that celebrates the struggle of workers around the world. Learn about its history, its achievements and the contribution that the Australia’s union movement made to protecting the environment. Look at some case studies that reveal just how important the union movement has been to protect the environment that include the Cooks River National Park, the Rocks, the Great Barrier Reef and Lithgow’s Gardens of Stone. Following the course you are... [More]
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May Day for Planet Earth and Workers

Celebrate May Day, the global celebration that celebrates the struggle of workers around the world. Learn about its history, its achievements and the contribution that the Australia’s union movement

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Modern Revolutions in Latin America

After an overview of Latin American independence struggles, we examine the history and influence of 7 iconic revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-present), Chile (1970-73), Grenada (1979-1983), Nicaragua (1979-1990) and Venezuela (1998-present). In addressing themes like popular culture, women revolutionaries, internationalism, imperialism, neo-colonialism and indigenous societies, the course will integrate poetry, novel, music and... [More]
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Modern Revolutions in Latin America

<p>After an overview of Latin American independence struggles, we examine the history and influence of 7 iconic revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-

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$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Modern Revolutions in Latin America

<p>After an overview of Latin American independence struggles, we examine the history and influence of 7 iconic revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-

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$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Modern Revolutions in Latin America

<p>After an overview of Latin American independence struggles, we examine the history and influence of 7 iconic revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-

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$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Modern Revolutions in Latin America

<p>After an overview of Latin American independence struggles, we examine the history and influence of 7 iconic revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-

...
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Modern Revolutions in Latin America

<p>After an overview of Latin American independence struggles, we examine the history and influence of 7 iconic revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-

...
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Modern Revolutions in Latin America

<p>After an overview of Latin American independence struggles, we examine the history and influence of 7 iconic revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-

...
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Modern Revolutions in Latin America

<p>After an overview of Latin American independence struggles, we examine the history and influence of 7 iconic revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-

...
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Modern Revolutions in Latin America

<p>After an overview of Latin American independence struggles, we examine the history and influence of 7 iconic revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-

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Thatcher's Election: 40 Years On

On May 3rd 1979, Margaret Thatcher became the UK’s first female Prime Minister. Infamous for declaring “There is no such thing as society” and for her defeat of the 1985/6 Miners strike, Thatcher and her election marked a turning point in post-war British politics, the impact of which is still being felt today. [More]
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Thatcher's Election: 40 Years On

On May 3rd 1979, Margaret Thatcher became the UK’s first female Prime Minister. Infamous for declaring “There is no such thing as society” and for her defeat of the 1985/6 Miners strike, Thatcher and

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Past Climate Changes and the Lessons They Teach

Our climate is changing, with human influences the main, but not the only driver. We also know that climate has changed in the past, before any significant human involvement. The best example is the Ice Age cycle, which has dominated our planet for the past 2 million years. Can we explain this phenomenon, including the important fact that changes in carbon dioxide lagged the changes in temperature; the opposite of today’s changes. How well do we understand the processes involved,... [More]
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Past Climate Changes and the Lessons They Teach

Our climate is changing, with human influences the main, but not the only driver. We also know that climate has changed in the past, before any significant human involvement. The best example is the

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Human Rights Law: Legal and Public Policy Considerations for Australia and Beyond

Held in Association with the Humans Rights Committee of the Law Society of NSW Convenor: Howard Bell Australia is entering into an exciting new age of legal and public policy growth. This newly developed course, taught by practising lawyers, human rights practitioners and policy campaigners is designed to provide comprehensive foundation knowledge of key human rights principles. It provides theoretical and practical knowledge on which students can build more detailed knowledge of... [More]
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Human Rights Law: Legal and Public Policy Considerations for Australia and Beyond

<p><em><strong>Held in Association with the Humans Rights Committee of the Law Society of NSW</strong></em><br/><strong>Convenor:</strong> Howard Bell<br/><p><br/>Australia is entering into an

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Supporting Jobs and Protecting the Environment

How can support be provided to coal depending towns? How can transition happen for coal dependent workers that are involved in an industry that is indisputably responsible for driving dangerous climate change and risking planetary damage? How can we support jobs and protect the environment? [More]
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Supporting Jobs and Protecting the Environment

How can support be provided to coal depending towns? How can transition happen for coal dependent workers that are involved in an industry that is indisputably responsible for driving dangerous

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Russia, Ukraine, Crimea and the Sea of Azov

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that Crimea and the Black Sea region are as dear to Russians as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is for Jews and Muslims. The Apostle Andrew is believed to have converted several thousand men in Crimea at the Greek colony of Chersonesus Taurica. Almost a thousand years later, Prince Vladimir of Kiev was also baptised in Korsun (Chersonesus), before returning to Kiev to introduce Christianity to his people. Learn how and why Crimea, once a... [More]
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Russia, Ukraine, Crimea and the Sea of Azov

<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that Crimea and the Black Sea region are as dear to Russians as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is for Jews and Muslims. The Apostle Andrew is believed to

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Into the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The first three industrial revolutions were powered by steam (1700s-1800s), electricity (late 1800s and early 1900s) and transistors (late 1900s). We are now entering a new era powered by complex technologies including artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing and biotechnology. What effect are these shifts having on jobs, on democracy and government, and even on what it means to be human? SUGGESTED READING Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari COURSE OUTLINE The first three... [More]
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Into the Fourth Industrial Revolution

<p>The first three industrial revolutions were powered by steam (1700s-1800s), electricity (late 1800s and early 1900s) and transistors (late 1900s). We are now entering a new era powered by complex

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The Fight for the ABC

Public broadcasting is a reliable source of accurate and objective information yet it is under global attack. Explore the importance of public broadcasting and the arguments for and against. It looks in particular at the ABC and the multiple challenges that it has faced. It notes the high level of Australian engagement in the ABC and the reported high levels of trust. These have been factors in the recent determined resistance to policies which appear designed to undermine it. The... [More]
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The Fight for the ABC

<p>Public broadcasting is a reliable source of accurate and objective information yet it is under global attack. Explore the importance of public broadcasting and the arguments for and against. It

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