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Poor man's crop, rich man's food

Cashews are expensive to buy, but Indonesian cashew farmers don't get paid a high price for them. So who gets the profits? Trace the journey of cashews from farm to market with some farmers from Flores who grow them. Find out about a program aimed at addressing the profit issue, and see its impact on the wellbeing of farmers ...

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Community enterprise: pools, parks and toys [ESL]

Help a local council to investigate proposals for redeveloping an old factory site. Compare the benefits of building a swimming pool, toy factory or park. Gather facts and opinions from local residents at three locations: a shopping mall, a talkback radio station and a council meeting. Rate the economic, social and environmental ...

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Biz whiz unleashed: compete

Run a neighbourhood pet service. Find opportunities to boost your business and beat other companies. Attract new customers, build a good reputation and earn more money than your competitors. Market the business creatively and introduce new services. Use your resources efficiently; make sure you have enough time and resources ...

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Biz whiz unleashed: compete for customers

Run a neighbourhood pet service. Find opportunities to boost customer numbers for your business and beat other companies. Attract new customers, build a good reputation and earn more money than your competitors. Market the business creatively and introduce new services. Use your resources efficiently; make sure you have ...

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Biz whiz unleashed: compete for money

Run a neighbourhood pet service. Find opportunities to boost your business income and beat other companies. Attract new customers, build a good reputation and earn more money than your competitors. Market the business creatively and introduce new services. Use your resources efficiently. This learning object is one in a ...

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Biz whiz unleashed: compete for satisfaction

Run a neighbourhood pet service. Find opportunities to boost customer satisfaction with your business and beat other companies. Attract new customers, build a good reputation and earn more money than your competitors. Market the business creatively and introduce new services. Use your resources efficiently; make sure you ...

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Buds: level 2

Help a farmer to win an award for business innovation. Start out by farming fresh flowers and selling them. Think creatively to find new market opportunities and meet demand. Decide when to use equipment to make different products such as compost and pressed flowers. This activity is a medium level of complexity in a series ...

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Buds: level 3

Help a farmer to win an award for business innovation. Start out by farming fresh flowers and selling them. Think creatively to find new market opportunities and meet demand. Earn enough money to invest in new equipment and make different products such as perfume and compost. This activity is the most complex in a series ...

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Balancing the options: wildlife park [ESL]

Help a local council to investigate differences of opinion about a proposed wildlife park. Gather facts and opinions from local residents, wildlife supporters and the park developer. Compare options, then choose the plan that best addresses issues raised by all of the interest groups. Explain the reasons for your recommendation.

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Balancing the options: aged care [ESL]

Help a local council to investigate differences of opinion about a proposed aged care facility. Gather facts and opinions from local residents, retirees' families and the property developer. Compare options, then choose the plan that best addresses issues raised by all of the interest groups. Explain the reasons for your ...

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Balancing the options: tourist resort [ESL]

Help a local council to investigate differences of opinion about a proposed tourist resort. Gather facts and opinions from residents, environmentalists and the property developers. Compare options, then choose the plan that best addresses the issues raised by the different interest groups. Explain the reasons for your ...

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The New Australia colony in Paraguay, 1890s

This is a 10.1 cm x 15.5 cm black-and-white photograph of a group of people, including Mary Gilmore, at the New Australia Colony at Cosme, in the South American country of Paraguay. Five women, eleven men, two children and a packhorse stand in front of timber houses with thatched roofs. A wooden rail fence around the houses ...

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Working bee, Canberra, 1926

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1926 showing a working bee held to build a playground at Corroboree Park in the Canberra suburb of Ainslie. A number of men can be seen working individually and collectively as children play or watch. The image also features a pile of what appears to be sand intended for a sandpit, ...

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The White Monkey, 1987: The power of fear

This clip shows Father Brian Gore, who was a Columban missionary on Negros Island in the Philippines during the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos. Gore explains that the Marcos regime used fear to keep the people on the island powerless. He describes how he and his fellow missionaries tried to empower the peasant ...

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Kimberley Cops, 2001: Swimming with the kids

This clip shows Western Australian policeman Sergeant Neil Gordon and colleague Tony Gaskell in the Balgo community, driving to a waterhole to swim with Indigenous Australian children. Over footage of the policemen, children and Indigenous adults swimming, Gordon explains that a range of such activities aims to foster mutual ...

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Temple of Dreams, 2007: The youth conference

This clip shows scenes from a youth conference held in Sydney in 2006. Fadi, the organiser, welcomes participants and sets up the discussion groups. Young male and female Muslim participants brainstorm their concerns on issues ranging from family communications to problems at school and with the police. The diversity of ...

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Willigan's Fitzroy, 2000: Thirty years

This clip shows scenes of Indigenous communities in or near Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, including the Junjuwa Community Centre, men mowing grass and rubbish collection. Willigan, the local Aboriginal employment officer, describes the lack of employment opportunities, how the Community ...

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Community enterprise: people, economy and the environment

Help a local council to investigate proposals for redeveloping an old factory site. Compare the benefits of building a swimming pool, toy factory or parkland. Gather facts and opinions from local residents at five places: job centre, library, council meeting, talkback radio station and shopping centre. Rate the economic, ...

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Balancing the options: wildlife park

Help a local council to investigate differences of opinion about a proposed wildlife park. Gather facts and opinions from local residents, wildlife supporters and the park developer. Compare options, then choose the plan that best addresses issues raised by all of the interest groups. Explain the reasons for your recommendation. ...

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Community enterprise: making a choice

Help a local council to investigate proposals for redeveloping an old factory site. Compare the benefits of building a swimming pool, toy factory or parklands. Gather facts and opinions from local residents at four locations: library, shopping mall, talkback radio station and a council meeting. Rate the economic, social ...