WA- Albany - Dog Rock - is a well-known local attraction; in 1921 the council decided it was dangerous and was going to blow it up! It caused so much upset to the people that a referendum was held with a vote of 409 to keep it and 207 to get rid of it, it stayed. http://albany.asn.au/dogrockalbany.html
Watch Three levels of Government in a popup window. Australia is a big country, and running it is a big job! That's why we have three levels of law-making – sometimes called the three levels of government – that work together to serve Australia. Federal, State and Local Govenmnent
EDITH COWAN (from Australia, lost her mother to childbirth when she was 7, lost her father who executed for killing his second wife when she was 15, as an adult help women get the vote in her country, led organizations to help children and prostitutes, became Australia's first female member of parliament when she was 59, there advocated for working women and for sex education)
An inquiry based Unit of the Australian Government and how the government system works. Explores what democracy in Australia is, why voting is important and how laws affect the lives of citizens. A great resource to look at and possibly use for teaching a unit of Civics and Citizenship within the classroom.