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Greg Gurtata - life saver


There aren’t many 9-year-olds who can say they have saved someone’s life. This sensational kid, Greg has done just that. On Australia Day in 2011 Greg pulled two drowning people from the ocean and safely returned them back to shore. Greg is passionate about raising awareness about surf safety and he now aspires to be a volunteer surf lifesaver. A C&C resource for civic duty including volunteering and playing a role in your own local community

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The Flip Side of Bike Helmet Laws


It's illegal to ride a bike without a helmet in Australia. Sue Abbott thinks it shouldn't be compulsory and that it should be up to the individual to decide if they want to wear one. But Dr Jake Olivier is a researcher who believes that mandatory helmet laws are really important for safety. Hear both points of view and decide for yourself. A great C&C resource on how laws are made, community versus personal wishes and lobbying in a democracy

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A Day in the Life of a Mayor – Mayor Michael Regan (Independent)


As the Mayor of Warringah Council on Sydney’s northern beaches, Michael Regan is always busy. One moment he’s listening to local resident’s concerns about poaching on the reef and what the Council’s rangers can do, the next he’s talking to kids about graffiti. A C&C resource for local government and the role of the Mayor in it, local government powers, local government as a protector for local communities, students can have conversation on particular issues local council are facing in their local community.

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Alyssa Azar - mountaineer and fundraiser


Alyssa plans to climb Mount Everest. She’s already achieved some incredible heights. She’s climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and at only 8 years old, walked the Kokoda trail in PNG. This is a sensational kid who's 100% committed. She also discusses cyber bullying, fitness and nutrition. A great C&C for community fundraising, history including WW II, bullying in schools and the value of a healthy lifestyle for young people.

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A Day in the Life of a Police Officer – Sergeant Shane McLennan


A day in the life of Sergeant Shane McLennan is never dull. He’s in charge of an entire division at Shepparton Police Station in Victoria. Whether he’s arresting drink drivers, running staff meetings, or overseeing another officer’s brief of evidence, this police Sergeant works very hard to execute the law. A great C&C resource for indigenous perspectives, how the police fit into the State level of government and how the legal system has laws that protect the community through policing on a daily basis.

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Tyus Arndt - Singer


You may know Tyus as the face of the ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ Qantas advertisement. His sensational voice has seen him skyrocket to stardom and meet some of the world’s most famous celebrities. This sensational indigenous kid has a voice we can all be proud of. A C&C resource for indigenous perspectives.

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The Flip Side of Australia Day


Australians celebrate the 26th January because it’s the day the First Fleet landed at Sydney Cove in 1788 and declared British sovereignty over the land. In this video, indigenous Australians, Ms Shelley Reys AO, and Amy McQuire, explain their views on Australia Day. A great C&C resource for indigenous perspective, cross-curricular for Australian history studies including national holidays and how they are legilsated for.

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Kristy Pond - Paralympian


Having Cerebral Palsy doesn’t stop Kristy from being sensational. At just 15-years-old she represented Australia as a wheelchair champion at the London 2012 Paralympics. For Kristy it’s not all just about winning. She shows us how she’s turned her disability into an enormous ability.  A great C&C resource for the value of individual perseverance and determination against all odds and what can be achieved in representing Australia on the world stage and national pride.

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Coen Ashton – Organ Donation Campaigner


Coen jet skied down the Murray River and signed up over a thousand Australians for organ donation and he did it all with only 30 per cent lung capacity. Coen suffers Cystic Fibrosis, which is an autoimmune disease and means he’s on the transplant list for a new set of lungs. For this sensational kid, organ donation awareness is his passion. A C&C resource for legal studies, how legislation for organ transplants affects individual citizens and how communities benefit from legislation.

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A Day in the Life of a Premier – The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP


Being the Premier of an entire State is a full on job. Jay Weatherill is the former Premier of South Australia. The Yaba team joined him during a busy day in Adelaide while he held this office, which involved Executive Council; an Indigenous awards ceremony, and meeting with members of his Cabinet to discuss policy on the Murray Darling River. A great C&C resource for the role of State governments, the role of a Premier, campaigning elections for members of Parliament and the State levels of Government.

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A Day in the Life of the Governor-General


The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce, AD, CVO is the former Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. She’s the first woman to hold the position. The Governor-General's job is to represent Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. The Governor-General’s role is both complex and demanding. A C&C resource for studying the Australian Constitution, Federal Government and the role of the Governor-General in it.

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A Day in the Life of a Senator – Senator Christine Milne


Christine Milne is a Senator for Tasmania in Australia’s Federal Parliament and also the leader of the Australian Greens.  The Yaba team joined her during a busy day in Canberra which involved a media ‘door stop,’ a public speech and question time in the Senate. A C&C resource for the role of Senator, learn about the Australian Senate, the role of the leader of a major political party and policies of the Australian Greens.

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The Flip Side of Fruit and Vegetable Imports


Famer Fred Haskins is passionate about growing Australian fruit and vegetables. He argues that there should be a law that prevents fruit and veggie imports. Fruit and veggie wholesaler Cos Cremona says that Australian consumers want fresh produce all year around. This is the Flip Side of fruit and vegetable imports in Australia. A great C&C resource covering differences between communities and civic life in the country as opposed to the city. Yaba country students can share their insights on the importance of farming with city students.

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Awer Mabil – Soccer Player


Awer is one Aussie kid who really knows how lucky we are to live in this country. He’s Sudanese and was born in a refugee camp in Kenya after his country was torn apart by civil war. He came to Australia with his family as a refugee. He’s now an Australian citizen and dreams of one day representing the country as a Socceroo. A great C&C resource for becoming an Australian citizen, appreciation of living in Australia and studies of the Australian identity.

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The Flip Side of the Murray Darling Basin


The Murray Darling Basin spans Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Meet Russell Pell, a dairy farmer whose entire livelihood relies on the water he uses from the Murray, and Sarah Nicholas, an environmentalist who is passionate about saving water. Theirs are just two views of many on this issue. A great C&C resource on the cross curricular priority sustainability.

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The Flip Side of Native Forest Logging


Miranda Gibson from Still Wild Still Threatened has been living in a 60-metre tree for more than six months because she’s so passionate about stopping native forest harvesting. Brett McKay from McKay Timbers is a third generation saw miller and believes we can harvest native forests sustainably. This is the flip side of Native Forest harvesting. A great C&C resource of a very topical debate that affects jobs, the economy and looks at Federal versus State issues.

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The Flip Side of Live Animal Export


Australian farmers send live cattle overseas on ships where they are slaughtered in abattoirs. Lisa Chalk from Animals Australia thinks this is cruel. Cattle producer Don Heatley believes for hygienic and cultural reasons the animals should be exported live. Scenes in this video may distress. It is suitable for students in Year 9/10. A C&C on how legislation can be changed by popular opinion, political debates and the role of government in them, media presentation particularly through film and its effect on popular opinions in a democracy.

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The Flip Side of Freedom: Rights and responsibilities


Two Australian Human Rights Commissioners debate the need for the Racial Vilification Law 18C. This film supports the Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum and explores how laws in Australia can be created, debated and even revoked. This film will encourage students to think about the rights and responsibilities of citizens in the law making process and how the actions of the individual must be weighed up with the rights of the community. Tim Wilson and Tim Soutphommasane present the opposing views of whether this law is necessary or whe