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'D'ya'avagoodweekend?' cartoon by Bill Leak, 2002

This is a colour cartoon by Bill Leak commenting on the treatment of illegal immigrants in detention centres across Australia and on surrounding islands. It shows a young girl with her lips sewn together, holding a sign through a detention centre fence that says, 'D'ya'avagoodweekend?' Further information is available for ...


Asylum seekers in the 1990s and 2000s

This collection of 13 digital curriculum resources focuses on the arrival of asylum seekers in Australia in the 1990s and early 2000s. It is organised into six categories - reasons for seeking asylum; reaching Australia; Australian reactions; detention centres; assessing refugee status; and living and working in the community. ...

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Migration to Australia - unit of work

One of the significant stories in Australia's colonial and post-colonial history is that of the migration of people, and the influences these newcomers have had and continue to have on existing Australian society. By examining different eras in Australia's history through a variety of sources, students can begin to understand ...

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Making Australia home - unit of work

Examining a variety of sources and individual stories, students develop understandings of why people have journeyed to Australia, the experiences of these journeys and the challenges and opportunities that life in Australia has presented to the people who have immigrated to Australia. Class discussions, small group ICT ...