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Australia in its regional and global context

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Kate Watson

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Australia's cultural exports (eg vegemite).


* Cultural diversity
* Culture

Cultural Links
Read pages 274-275 and answer questions 1-3 in full sentences.
Communication Links
Read page 262 to 263 and complete the following:

1. Explain why Australia's economic future is tied to Asia
2. Outline the two main Asia-Australia links
3. Why is the cooperative relationship between Australia and Asia so important?
4. What are the aims of APEC?
Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere and is part of the Asia-Pacific region, covering North-East Asia, South-East Asia, Australasia, Melanesia and Polyensia.
Strengthening links in the Asia-Pacific region
Complete glossary worksheet
Australia in its regional and global context
Migration Links
* Migrant
* Refugee
* Asylum Seeker
Population growth is dependent on:

* natural increase

* migration

Why do people migrate?
* There are a number of economic, social, political and environmental reasons why people emigrate

* These reasons may be categorised as push/pull factors.

Brainstorm - push/pull factors.
Read pages 278 to 279 of your text and answer questions 1-7 in full sentences in your workbook.
Tourism Links
Tourism Australia commercial USA
Tourism Australia
The media plays a role in tourism, with consumers gaining an understanding of a destination through television, film, or the Internet, and then visiting the destination.
Tourism Australia markets Australia as a tourist destination.

The 1980s campaign focused on our laid-back lifestyle.
A recent decrease in tourism's share of GDP led to the 2006 controversial campaign 'So Where the bloody hell are you?'
Read pages 280-281 as a class and answer questions 1 to 3 and 5 to 9 in full sentences.
Sporting Links
Sports is an integral aspect of Australia's way of life and influences the way we are viewed by the rest of the world.
The media shows Australian sportspeople participating at international level in events such as the Tour de France, World Surfing Championships, Olympics.
These global sporting links not only increase Australia's international status but have:
* assisted in building a strong national identity
* established goodwill and cooperation among nations
* increased tourism and trade in related products (eg Rip Curl sportswear).
Read 'Global links' on page 284 of your text.

List as many sports and competitions Australia has competed in.
Read pages 286-287

1. Outline how sport is linked to economic advantages

2. Copy 5 advantages and 5 disadvantage of promoting sporting links
Trade Links
Read 'Changing trade links' (page 292 of your text).

List the changes that have occurred in Australia's trading links.
Refer to the graphs and table on page 295 of your text and answer questions 4 to 7 on page 295.
Australia's Trade Agreements
The Australian government has signed over 580 trade treaties that provide Australians with access to a range of high-quality imported goods and increase the employment prospects for Australians working in export industries.
Fair Trade
Define 'fair trade' (p299 of text) and provide examples (p298 of text).
Aid Links
Overseas aid is the transfer of money, food and services from developed countries like Australia to developing countries such as Papua New Guinea.

The Australian government's overseas aid is distributed in a number of forms.

Outline the 5 forms of Australian aid (see page 300 of your text)
In 2000, all world leaders adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to reduce extreme poverty by 2015.

The declaration consists of 8 Millennium Development Goals. List these in your books (see page 300).
Define microcredit (see page 291)

Since the 1980s, AusAID has lifted 500 million people in the Asia-Pacific region out of extreme poverty, by providing microcredit, education, shelter, health services, clean water, sanitation, food and modern technology.

Using pages 302-303 of your text:

1. Describe the type of aid provided to 6 countries

2. List in ascending order the top 15 countries for Australian government aid, 2008-09.
Papua New Guinea
Case Study

Read pages 306-307 of your text and answer questions 1,2,7,8 and 9 in full sentences.
Defence Links
Australia has an obligation to its Asia-Pacific neighbours to assist in maintaining peace.

Use page 312 of your text to list and describe the 4 defence agreements Australia has with Asia-Pacific countries.
Even though defeating terrorism and countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction remains high on Australia's defence policy agenda, there are 4 main objectives.

Using page 312 of your text, list these objectives.

Define terrorism (see page 316).

Australia strives to:
* bring international terrorists to justice
* works to undermine the political credibility of terrorist networks
* encourages responsible citizens to notify the government of suspected activities.
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