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The Good, the Bad and the Fake: Australia’s News Media Today

Using examples of the news of the day, as reported in local and overseas Press, radio, television and magazines, as well as in social media; we will debate the nature and sources of news, the ownership and control of the media, the complex relations between news and advertising, media and public opinion, the extent of government control of the media, the role of the shock jocks, and more. COURSE OUTLINE What makes news? Variations in selection and presentation of events to create... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
The Good, the Bad and the Fake: Australia’s News Media Today

<p>Using examples of the news of the day, as reported in local and overseas Press, radio, television and magazines, as well as in social media; we will debate the nature and sources of news, the

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A Tale of Two Cities: Adelaide and Canberra

Almost from Day 1, when the site was selected, the story of our national capital has sparked everything from violent controversy to ardent praise. Not so with Adelaide: once it’s site was selected it was reasonably plain sailing into a post-colonial future. But controversy or not, both Canberra and Adelaide have entered the annals of modern city planning as exemplars of their kind -arousing praise from all quarters and standing as landmarks when it comes to comparisons with other... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
A Tale of Two Cities: Adelaide and Canberra

<p>Almost from Day 1, when the site was selected, the story of our national capital has sparked everything from violent controversy to ardent praise. Not so with Adelaide: once it’s site was selected

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The 1950s: Baby Boomers, Sputnik & Rock 'n' Roll

A journey through the fascinating and challenging world of the 1950s: the German Economic miracle, the American-Russian Space Race, new music genres, the Beat Generation and the emergence of the ‘teenage’ generation. SUGGESTED READING Bille, Matt, Erika Lishock, The First Space Race: Launching the First Satellites, (Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2004); Gaddis, John Lewis, The Cold War, (London: Penguin, 2007); Kerouac, Jack, On the Road: The Original Scroll, (Penguin, 2008);... [More]
$166 Limited inc GST / $149
The 1950s: Baby Boomers, Sputnik & Rock 'n' Roll

<p>A journey through the fascinating and challenging world of the 1950s: the German Economic miracle, the American-Russian Space Race, new music genres, the Beat Generation and the emergence of the ‘

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Sydney's Secret Valleys

Some fondly remember the Burragorang Valley as one of Sydney’s most picturesque valleys before it was flooded to build Warragamba Dam in 1960. Yet few know about the rivers that flow into this reservoir that are so essential to Sydney’s clean drinking water. Learn about these southern Blue Mountains river valleys that include the Coxs, Kowmung, Nattai, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Warragamba rivers and their tributaries. Why do some fear for the future of these wild rivers? Why... [More]
$29 Limited inc GST
Sydney's Secret Valleys

<p>Some fondly remember the Burragorang Valley as one of Sydney’s most picturesque valleys before it was flooded to build Warragamba Dam in 1960. Yet few know about the rivers that flow into this

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History of The Parramatta River

Discover more about the Parramatta River’s rich Indigenous, industrial and environmental history that includes eels, estuaries, dioxins and green bans. And how this river ends near Birchgrove Point, a short distance from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. COURSE OUTLINE Indigenous history of Parramatta River and Coastal Sydney Geography of Parramatta River and its suburbs Environmental history of Parramatta River – industry, pollution, Kellys Bush at Hunters Hill PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES... [More]
$29 Limited inc GST
History of The Parramatta River

<p>Discover more about the Parramatta River’s rich Indigenous, industrial and environmental history that includes eels, estuaries, dioxins and green bans. And how this river ends near Birchgrove

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2018: The Year in Review

Keith Suter reflects on the last 12 months and addresses the questions facing us as we look forward to 2019. Specifically this review will cover: 100 Years on from World War I: is war a dying business? Aging as a National Security Issue End of the WEIRD World? Is the West in decline? Does Humankind have a Future? What to make of speculations about the end of the world Refreshments are included in the fee. [More]

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