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Democracy Matters: Fake News or Real News? Media Literacy as a Democracy Skill

Finland topped the most recent ‘global media literacy index’. How did they do it? What is happening in Finnish classrooms that is equipping their citizens to resist the ‘digital wildfires’ that can spread false information so rapidly? In recent national elections, Finland urged voters to think about fake news before voting. Can Australia follow... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>Finland topped the most recent ‘global media literacy index’. How did they do it? What is happening in Finnish classrooms that is equipping their citizens to resist the ‘digital wildfires’ that can

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08 May

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Democracy Matters: Surveillance State vs. Democractic State: Can the Two Live Together?

The Australian Federal Police raids on journalists in mid 2019 sent a ripple around the world. NSW police strip searching of concert goers is a disturbing new reality. Does the risk of terrorism or crime really warrant the increased surveillance proposed by the Department of Home Affairs? Find out how the ‘security = safety’ narrative comes at a... [More]
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<p>The Australian Federal Police raids on journalists in mid 2019 sent a ripple around the world. NSW police strip searching of concert goers is a disturbing new reality. Does the risk of terrorism or

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22 May

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Democracy Matters: Can You Go to Jail for Protesting in Australia? Winding Back Our Democratic Rights

Protest laws have been changing in Australian states and territories in recent years. What are the grounds for these changes? And what are the implications for free speech in Australia? We will explore where the ‘protestors as scourge’ argument came from and also consider the student climate change rallies. DELIVERY MODE This class will be... [More]
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<p>Protest laws have been changing in Australian states and territories in recent years. What are the grounds for these changes? And what are the implications for free speech in Australia? We will

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12 Jun

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Democracy Matters: Growing Democracy between Elections

Imagine if the prerequisites for a thriving democracy are the same as caring relationships? What does it mean if the central focus of our democracy is how we treat each other? If democracy is a skill, how do we develop the skills needed to build communities where citizens actively care for the most vulnerable? Explore democracy based on the work of... [More]
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<p>Imagine if the prerequisites for a thriving democracy are the same as caring relationships? What does it mean if the central focus of our democracy is how we treat each other? If democracy is a

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26 Jun

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International Law: A Brief Introduction

International Law (IL), as a core sub-discipline of International Relations, emerges from the interactions of sovereign states in the international system, and their efforts to regulate and systemise those interactions. In this course, we will begin with an examination of the origins and purpose of IL. Secondly, we will learn about the... [More]

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