Stan Grant's speech on racism and the Australian dream goes viral- 24 January 2016
"Guardian Australia Indigenous affairs editor tells debate audience racism ‘is at the heart of the Australian dream’, provoking a powerful reaction online...
Grant won a prestigious Walkley award for journalism in December for his columns covering Indigenous affairs for Guardian Australia."
Great Barrier Reef Choking on Pollutants- Text + Audio + Video - 1 October 2015
"The Great Barrier Reef is off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia. It is the largest living organism on Earth.
However, the reef is being damaged by climate change and pollutants from farms that flow into the reef."
backs 'bloody' tourism ad campaign "Prime Minister John Howard has praised the new advertising
campaign by Tourism Australia, which features a cheeky tag-line."
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TV bans Australian tourism ad- a lesson plan with "a news article, listening (MP3 file) , podcast, communication
pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."
Bushman of Bunyip Billabong - an animation "A Bunyip is a mythical creature in the Australian outback. This Claymation is about a camper who has an encounter with a bunyip."
Where the bloody hell are you? - "An Aussie tourism ad, banned in the UK."(YouTube) Script : "We've bought you a beer.
We've had the camels shampooed.
We've saved you a spot on the beach.
And we've got the sharks out of pool
We got the roos off the green.
And Bill's on his way down to open the front gate.
The taxi's waiting!
And dinner is about to be served.
We've turned on the lights!
And we've been rehearsing for over 40,000 years.
So where the bloody hell are you?"
So where the bloody hell are you ?
"The advertisements feature Australians preparing for visitors to their country.
It begins in an Outbackpub with the barkeeper saying, "We've poured you a beer."
Further imagery to a similar effect is then shown, including a young boy on the beach saying,
"We've got the sharks out of the pool," and partygoers watching Sydney harbourfireworks saying, "We've turned on the lights".
The commercial ends with bikini-clad model Lara Bingle at Fingal Spit stepping out of the ocean and asking,
"So where the bloody hell are you?" (Wikipedia)