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Making a case for and against the use of fluoride

When presenting an issue for debate, what should we include? Follow this television current affairs story to see how the case for and against fluoridisation of public water is presented. Analyse the evidence and the perspectives of the people chosen. This black-and-white clip is from a Four Corners program aired in 1963.

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The climate change debate

Climate change is a hot topic. Watch this clip to see examples of how some well-known Australians use language and persuasive techniques in a very public Q&A panel discussion on the issue.

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The Kyoto Protocol: exploring a debate

Climate change remains a hot topic in Australia. Different people express various and often opposing viewpoints about how best to address climate change. As you watch this clip from 2007, explore the debate surrounding the Kyoto Protocol and practise analysing speakers' arguments.

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Discoveries at Lake Mungo

Visit the site of a discovery of human remains that are so old they make Egyptian mummies seem recent. In this ABC documentary a reporter visits Lake Mungo in the Willandra Lakes region of western NSW to view the site of the discovery of ancient human remains and the ongoing work of archaeologists.

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A debate to get your teeth into

To ward off tooth decay, most Australian cities have added fluoride to their water supply, but the local council in Bundaberg has resisted such action. In this clip from late in 2012, hear people in this regional Queensland town expressing opinions both for or against fluoridation.

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Excavation at Oenpelli, 1948

This is a black-and-white photograph of anthropologist Fred McCarthy and archaeologist Frank Setzler shovelling and sifting cave deposits at Oenpelli in the Northern Territory. The photograph was taken in October 1948 during the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL). The photograph measures 19.4 ...