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Film: Lion

Lion: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Rating: PG, Production Year: 2017, Duration: 1:53:50, Via ClickView - login required.

Michelle Obama Speech on Girls' Education

Production year: 2015, Duration: 24:37 min

English Units 1 & 2: Curriculum alignment

Issues in Society

Issues in Society are publications designed specifically for Australian high school students. You will find helpful, reliable information from a variety of sources.


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SOURCES INCLUDE: newspaper reports, opinions, magazine and journal articles, special interest groups, government reports, website fact sheets, statistics and surveys.


You can find print copies of Issues in Society in the Nora Collisson Centre, or you can search for specific topics via our library catalogue. When on campus, you can view and download digital editions here. If you are off-campus, you will need a password for access the digital copies - click here for more information and to download the password.

Topics are listed under the following subheadings:

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  • Rights and Discrimination
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