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Access Your FREE Mining Executive Course Info Kit | Global Training Institute
 
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Gain Instant Access to Your FREE Mining Executive Course Info Tool Kit at http://globaltraining.edu.au/global_training_institute/school-of-civil-construction-and-mining/mining-info/ Global Training Institute Phone: 1800 998 500 | Email: [email protected] | http://globaltraining.edu.au/ Site Senior Executive (SSE) Requirements QLD coal mining legislation requires that anyone wishing to sit the Mines Inspectorate’s SSE Legislation exam must have first completed the risk management competency RIIRIS601A as the pre-requisite, which is awarded on successful completion of this course. As of the 30th June 2011 the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee determined that all persons appointed as a site senior executive (SSE) under the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 are required to demonstrate to the Board of Examiners their knowledge of the current Queensland coal mining legislation by undertaking a written examination (“the SSE examination”) before appointment to the role in accordance with section 54(1) of the Act. In addition they must possess a qualification in risk management in either: RIIRIS601A or commonly known as ‘G3’ MINE7033 or GMIRM Holding a Notice from the Board of Examiners of compliance with this requirement is a prerequisite to taking up duties as an SSE. This includes ‘acting’ as a SSE. Also as of the 30th June 2011 all persons appointed to a SSE role must either: Hold a Notice from the Board of Examiners that they have successfully demonstrated to the Board their knowledge of Queensland coal mining legislation by undertaking a written examination on the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (“the current legislation”); or On 31 March 2009 the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee determined that all persons appointed as a site senior executive (SSE) under the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 are required to demonstrate to the Board of Examiners their knowledge of the current Queensland coal mining legislation by undertaking a written examination (“the SSE examination”) before appointment to the role. From 30 November 2009 all persons appointed to a SSE role must hold a Notice from the Board of Examiners that they have successfully demonstrated to the Board their knowledge of Queensland coal mining legislation by undertaking a written examination on the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (“the current legislation”). Holding a Notice from the Board of Examiners of compliance with this requirement is a pre-requisite to taking up duties as an SSE. This includes ‘acting’ as a SSE. http://globaltraining.edu.au/global_training_institute/school-of-civil-construction-and-mining/mining-info/
Who or What is an Open Cut Examiner?
 
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Who or what is an Open Cut Examiner? https://www.opencutexaminer.com/who-or-what-is-an-oce/ [email protected] WHO OR WHAT IS AN OPEN CUT EXAMINER? (DEFINITION) An OCE is an ‘experienced coal mine worker’ who has undertaken appropriate study, developed specific operational skills and satisfied the Board of Examiners that they are worthy (have the appropriate knowledge, skills and aptitude) of being granted an Open Cut Examiners Certificate of Competency. The role of an Open Cut Examiner is a statutory role under the Queensland & New South Wales Coal Mining Safety & Health Legislation. Eg QCMS&H Act 1999 – Section 59 Additional requirements for management of surface mines A site senior executive must appoint a person holding an open cut examiner’s certificate of competency to carry out the responsibilities and duties prescribed under a regulation in 1 or more surface mine excavations. The role and responsibilities of an Open Cut Examiner are defined in the Queensland Coal Mining Safety & Health Regulations 2001. This is where the primary or main role/responsibility is found. QCMS&H Regulations 2001 – Chapter 3 – Part 2 Open-cut examiner Section 105 Open-cut examiner’s responsibilities and duties—general (1) The site senior executive must ensure— (a) the main responsibility of an open-cut examiner for the mine is the safety and health of persons in or around the surface excavation during mining activities in or around the surface excavation; and (b) the open-cut examiner’s main duties relate to the main responsibility. (2) Subsection (1)(b) does not prevent the open-cut examiner having other duties at the mine, including, for example, duties given to the examiner under the mine’s safety and health management system. There are a number of additional key responsibilities under the QCMS&H Regulations Chapter 3 – Part 2 Open-cut examiner and further responsibilities that may apply from time to time throughout the Regulations.
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Gas-Fired Debate
 
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Earlier this year Landline reported on the extraordinary impact the booming coal seam gas industry was having on rural Queensland. The Federal and State Governments have since signed off on multi-billion dollar export projects that will take the industry to a new level of investment and production. As Pip Courtney reports farmers and green groups are dismayed by what they see is the indecent haste of this latest resource bonanza.
Save Liverpool Plains
 
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Help us and say NO to coal seam gas mining on the Liverpool Plains, Australia's most productive farming land in regional NSW. The Liverpool Plains is recognized as being among the best farming land in the world and by far the most productive dryland farming land in NSW. These flood plains represent about 1.5% of the area of NSW and are located about 400kms north-west of Sydney.The Greens do not support coal seam gas activities that risk our nation's most productive farmlands, such as the Liverpool Plains, rivers and aquifers. The question we ask each political party is this: Will your party act to prevent the extraction of coal seam gas from the fertile grounds of Australia's most productive farming area known as 'The Liverpool Plains' and threaten the livelihoods of generations of Farmers? We call on the NSW Labor Government to protect its most productive farmland and say no to coal seam gas mining on the Liverpool Plains. Tell NSW Parliament how you feel by visiting www.saveliverpoolplains.com
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Can We Trust Adani with the Great Barrier Reef? | Great Barrier Reef | GetUp! Australia
 
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https://www.getup.org.au/adani Adani cannot be trusted with our Great Barrier Reef. Help spread the word by sharing this video with your friends and family. To see even more about Adani, and read the research yourself, visit https://www.getup.org.au/adani GetUp Australia - Over 670,000 people campaigning for a progressive Australia . Join the movement at: Website http://www.getup.org.au Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GetUpAustralia Twitter http://twitter.com/GetUp
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S2 EP12 Mudgee Junior Rugby League Club NSW
 
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The cameras were in Mudgee to yarn with Rodger Lang, The President of Mudgee JRL, he lets us know about the forty (40) year history of the club and also the Wine, Honey and Coal Mining history of the club. Mudgee has made six (6) of the last twelve (12) Grand Finals and they have nine (9) teams. We met a young player from Cape York now playing for Mudgee... Kieran Corporal tells Barefoot about how much he loves playing for Mudgee! Robert Orr, Mudgee Dragons Coach also tells us about his past, as a coach and player with the Mighty Rabbitohs.
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A Story About Food Security
 
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This video is an attempt to express some of my thoughts about food security issues and what we can do here in Australia to make our food more secure. Links for information referred to in the video: Australian Government Department of Agriculture Fisheries andForest, National Food Plan http://www.daff.gov.au/agriculture-food/food/national-food-plan Nutrition and Health: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2006). World hunger increasing. FAO Head calls on world leaders to honour pledges. Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/1000433/ Lauder, S. (2011) Australia holds record for food allergies. ABC News. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2011/s3183421.htm Lauder, S. (2011). Not enough nutritious food in Australia. ABC News. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/04/05/3182716.htm?site=melbourne LE Magazine. (2001). Vegetables without Vitamins. Retrieved from http://www.soilandhealth.org/06clipfile/0601.lemag/le%20magazine,%20march%202001%20-%20report%20vegetables%20without%20vitamins.htm Marler, J. and Wallin, J. (2006) Human Health, the Nutritional Quality of Harvested Food and Sustainable Farming Systems. Nutrition Security Institute. PDF (498KB) Retrieved from http://www.nutritionsecurity.org/PDF/NSI_White%20Paper_Web.pdf Genetic Engineering: AUSTRALIAN Certified Organic MAGAZINE (2007) Genetically modified catastrophe. PDF (184KB). Retrieved from http://www.bfa.com.au/Portals/0/BFAFiles/SUM07-GMO-article.pdf Biello, D. (2007). Genetically Modified Crops Survive Weed-Whacking Herbicide. Scientific American. Retrieved from http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=genetically-modified-crops-survive-weed-whacking-herbicide Brown, P. (2005). GM crops created superweed, say scientists. Guardian. Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2005/jul/25/gm.food Grieve, O. (2011). Organic farmer decertified in WA after crop contamination. ABC News. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201101/s3105958.htm Madsen, K.H. & Streibig, J.C. (n.d.) Benefits and risks of the use of herbicide-resistant crops. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/y5031e/y5031e0i.htm Union of Concerned Scientists. (2004). Genetically Engineered Crops & Pesticide Use. Retrieved from http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/science_and_impacts/impacts_genetic_engineering/genetically-engineered-crops.html Food Prices: Australian Food News. (2011) Flooding and Yasi reduce vegetable buying. Retrieved from http://www.ausfoodnews.com.au/2011/05/03/flooding-and-yasi-reduce-vegetable-buying.html Courier Mail (Queensland). (2011). Banana prices set to soar after 75 per cent of the industry's crops were destroyed by Cyclone Yasi. From AAP. Retrieved from http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/banana-prices-set-to-soar-after-75-per-cent-of-the-industrys-crops-were-destroyed-by-cyclone-yasi/story-fn7kjcme-1225999551804 Pesticides: Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. (2010). Are agricultural chemicals responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder? Retrieved from http://www.apvma.gov.au/news_media/community/2010-11_bees_ccd.php Moynihan, R. (2011). 'Unhealthy' pesticide use lost as Macadamia industry massages media. Crikey.com.au. Retrieved from http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/02/21/unhealthy-pesticide-use-lost-as-macadamia-industry-massages-media/ US Environmental Protection Agency (2011). Pesticide issues in the works: Honeybee colony collapse disorder. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/about/intheworks/honeybee.htm Coal Seam Gas: Tozer, J. & Cubby, B. (2010). List reveals toxic chemicals used in coal seam mining. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved from http://www.smh.com.au/business/list-reveals-toxic-chemicals-used-in-coal-seam-mining-20101018-16qt5.html ABC News. (2011). Farmers count cost of coal seam gas rush. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/21/3144688.htm Feedlots: Coleman, H. (2008). Chemical Contaminants in Cattle Feedlot Wastes. UNSW Water Research Centre. PDF (3.7MB) Retrieved from http://water.unsw.edu.au/site/wp-content/uploads/June_08_Coleman.pdf Cronin, J.P. (2005). Animal health in beef cattle feedlots. Infectious diseases. Biosecurity -- Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (Qld). Retrieved from http://www2.dpi.qld.gov.au/health/3549.html US Environmental Protection Agency (2010). National Enforcement Initiatives for Fiscal Years 2008 - 2010: Clean Water Act: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/oecaerth/data/planning/priorities/cwacafo.html
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Law Enforcement and Public Safety exemption Part 1
 
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The Law Enforcement and Public Safety Exemption two-part video presentation looks at all aspects of section 10(1), (2) and (3) of schedule 3 of the Right to Information Act. The presentation is designed for agency officers who make decisions under the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act).
Queensland
 
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Queensland (abbreviated as Qld) is the second-largest and third-most populous state in Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. Queensland has a population of 4,560,059, concentrated along the coast and particularly in the state's South East. The state is the world's sixth largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 km2. The capital and largest city in the state is Brisbane, Australia's third largest city. Referred to as the 'Sunshine State', Queensland is home to 10 of Australia's 30 largest cities and is the nation's third largest economy. Queensland was first occupied by Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. The first European to land in Queensland (and Australia) was Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon in 1606, who explored the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula near present-day Weipa. In 1770, Lieutenant James Cook claimed the east coast of Australia for the Kingdom of Great Britain. The colony of New South Wales was founded in 1788 by Governor Arthur Phillip at Sydney; New South Wales at that time included all of what is now Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania. Queensland was explored in subsequent decades until the establishment of a penal colony at Brisbane in 1824 by John Oxley. Penal transportation ceased in 1839 and free settlement permitted in 1842. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Commonwealth of Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Commonwealth of Australia Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century. It is documented that Aborigines spoke languages that can be classified into about 250 groups. After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising six states and ten territories. Being the oldest, flattest and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils, Australia has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi). A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east and mountain ranges in the south-east. A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s, which boosted the population of the country. Nevertheless, its population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, remains among the lowest in the world. Australia generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing. Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world, dating as far back as 60,000 years and spread across hundreds of thousands of sites.Australia is a highly developed country, with the world's 13th-largest economy. It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. Australia is a regional power and has the world's 13th-highest military expenditure. Australia has the world's 9th largest immigrant population with immigrants accounting for 26% of the population. Having the third-highest human development index and the eighth-highest ranked democracy globally, the country ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights, with all its major cities faring well in global comparative livability surveys. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Pacific Islands Forum and the ASEAN Plus Six mechanism.
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Commonwealth of Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Commonwealth of Australia Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century. It is documented that Aborigines spoke languages that can be classified into about 250 groups. After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising six states and ten territories. Being the oldest, flattest and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils, Australia has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi). A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east and mountain ranges in the south-east. A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s, which boosted the population of the country. Nevertheless, its population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, remains among the lowest in the world. Australia generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing. Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world, dating as far back as 60,000 years and spread across hundreds of thousands of sites.Australia is a highly developed country, with the world's 13th-largest economy. It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. Australia is a regional power and has the world's 13th-highest military expenditure. Australia has the world's 9th largest immigrant population with immigrants accounting for 26% of the population. Having the third-highest human development index and the eighth-highest ranked democracy globally, the country ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights, with all its major cities faring well in global comparative livability surveys. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Pacific Islands Forum and the ASEAN Plus Six mechanism.
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Queensland | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensland 00:03:25 1 History 00:05:04 1.1 Arrival of Aboriginal Australians 00:06:00 1.2 European arrival (1606) 00:09:13 1.3 Frontier War 00:11:12 1.4 Colony of Queensland 00:14:13 1.5 20th century 00:16:37 1.6 21st century 00:17:29 2 Geography 00:20:50 2.1 Climate 00:26:55 3 Demographics 00:27:05 3.1 Age and population 00:28:15 3.2 Religious affiliation 00:29:50 4 Economy 00:33:11 4.1 Tourism 00:36:26 5 Transport 00:39:11 6 Governance 00:44:07 6.1 Local government 00:45:00 7 Universities 00:47:21 8 Sport 00:51:19 9 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7264237431495218 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-F "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Queensland (abbreviated as Qld) is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi). As of 15 May 2018, Queensland has a population of 5,000,000, concentrated along the coast and particularly in the state's South East. The capital and largest city in the state is Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city. Often referred to as the "Sunshine State", Queensland is home to 10 of Australia's 30 largest cities and is the nation's third-largest economy. Tourism in the state, fuelled largely by its warm tropical climate, is a major industry. Queensland was first inhabited by Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. The first European to land in Queensland (and Australia) was Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon in 1606, who explored the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula near present-day Weipa. In 1770, Lieutenant James Cook claimed the east coast of Australia for the Kingdom of Great Britain. The colony of New South Wales was founded in 1788 by Governor Arthur Phillip at Sydney; New South Wales at that time included all of what is now Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania. Queensland was explored in subsequent decades until the establishment of a penal colony at Brisbane in 1824 by John Oxley. Penal transportation ceased in 1839 and free settlement was allowed from 1842. The state was named in honour of Queen Victoria, who on 6 June 1859 signed Letters Patent separating the colony from New South Wales. Queensland Day is celebrated annually statewide on 6 June. Queensland was one of the six colonies which became the founding states of Australia with federation on 1 January 1901.
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Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Australia 00:03:39 1 Name 00:05:33 2 History 00:05:42 2.1 Pre-colonial history 00:06:41 2.2 European arrival 00:10:11 2.3 Colonial expansion 00:10:49 2.4 Nationhood 00:13:50 3 Geography 00:13:59 3.1 General characteristics 00:18:02 3.2 Geology 00:20:28 3.3 Climate 00:22:46 3.4 Biodiversity 00:25:33 4 Government and politics 00:29:32 4.1 States and territories 00:32:32 4.2 Foreign relations 00:35:18 4.3 Military 00:36:39 5 Economy 00:41:40 6 Demographics 00:44:47 6.1 Language 00:46:16 6.2 Religion 00:49:08 6.3 Health 00:50:31 6.4 Education 00:52:38 7 Culture 00:53:18 7.1 Arts 00:55:58 7.2 Media 00:57:51 7.3 Cuisine 00:59:02 7.4 Sport and recreation 01:01:51 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century. It is documented that Aborigines spoke languages that can be classified into about 250 groups. After the European exploration of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising six states and ten territories. Being the oldest, flattest and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils, Australia has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi). A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east and mountain ranges in the south-east. A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s, which boosted the population of the country. Nevertheless, its population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, remains among the lowest in the world. Australia generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing. Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world, dating as far back as 60,000 years and spread across hundreds of thousands of sites.Australia is a highly developed country, with the world's 13th-largest economy. It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. Australia is a regional power and has the world's 13th-highest military expenditure. Australia has the world's 9th largest immigrant population with immigrants accounting for 26% of the population. Having the third-highest human development index and the eighth-highest ranked democracy globally, the country ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights, with all its major cities faring well in global comparative livability surveys. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS ...
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Environmental protection
 
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Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the natural environment on individual, organizational or governmental levels, for the benefit of both the natural environment and humans. Due to the pressures of population and technology, the biophysical environment is being degraded, sometimes permanently. This has been recognized, and governments have begun placing restraints on activities that cause environmental degradation. Since the 1960s, activity of environmental movements has created awareness of the various environmental issues. There is no agreement on the extent of the environmental impact of human activity, and protection measures are occasionally criticized. Academic institutions now offer courses, such as environmental studies, environmental management and environmental engineering, that teach the history and methods of environment protection. Protection of the environment is needed due to various human activities. Waste production, air pollution, and loss of biodiversity (resulting from the introduction of invasive species and species extinction) are some of the issues related to environmental protection. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Environmental impact analysis | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_assessment 00:01:59 1 History 00:03:24 2 Methods 00:04:59 3 Follow-up 00:06:20 4 Around the world 00:06:29 4.1 Australia 00:08:28 4.1.1 The Commonwealth Level 00:12:12 4.1.2 The State and Territory Level 00:12:22 4.1.2.1 Australian Capital Territory (ACT) 00:13:26 4.1.2.2 New South Wales (NSW) 00:14:15 4.1.2.3 Northern Territory (NT) 00:14:48 4.1.2.4 Queensland (QLD) 00:16:11 4.1.2.5 Tasmania (TAS) 00:16:56 4.1.2.6 Victoria (VIC) 00:17:22 4.1.2.7 Western Australia (WA) 00:17:53 4.2 Canada 00:20:18 4.2.1 Opposition 00:24:48 4.3 China 00:27:41 4.4 Egypt 00:29:58 4.5 EU 00:34:48 4.5.1 Annexed projects 00:35:46 4.5.2 The Netherlands 00:36:46 4.6 Hong Kong 00:37:56 4.7 Iraq 00:42:29 4.8 India 00:46:34 4.9 Korea, South 00:46:49 4.10 Malaysia 00:47:15 4.11 Nepal 00:49:54 4.12 New Zealand 00:51:18 4.13 Russian Federation 00:52:14 4.13.1 Federal Service for monitoring the use of natural resources 00:53:10 4.13.2 Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Control 00:54:04 4.14 Sri Lanka 00:54:30 4.15 Ukraine 00:55:30 4.16 United States 00:57:27 4.16.1 Environmental assessment 00:59:44 4.16.1.1 Content 01:01:14 4.16.1.2 Structure 01:02:06 4.16.1.3 Procedure 01:03:25 4.16.2 Environmental impact statement 01:05:32 5 Transboundary application 01:08:13 6 Criticism 01:11:47 7 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8171798475302137 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Environmental assessment (EA) is the assessment of the environmental consequences (positive and negative) of a plan, policy, program, or actual projects prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action. In this context, the term "environmental impact assessment" (EIA) is usually used when applied to actual projects by individuals or companies and the term "strategic environmental assessment" (SEA) applies to policies, plans and programmes most often proposed by organs of state. Environmental assessments may be governed by rules of administrative procedure regarding public participation and documentation of decision making, and may be subject to judicial review. The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that decision makers consider the environmental impacts when deciding whether or not to proceed with a project. The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) defines an environmental impact assessment as "the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made". EIAs are unique in that they do not require adherence to a predetermined environmental outcome, but rather they require decision makers to account for environmental values in their decisions and to justify those decisions in light of detailed environmental studies and public comments on the potential environmental impacts.
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Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Australia 00:03:38 1 Name 00:05:33 2 History 00:05:42 2.1 Pre-colonial history 00:06:41 2.2 European arrival 00:10:09 2.3 Colonial expansion 00:10:48 2.4 Nationhood 00:13:49 3 Geography 00:13:57 3.1 General characteristics 00:17:59 3.2 Geology 00:20:23 3.3 Climate 00:22:41 3.4 Biodiversity 00:25:28 4 Government and politics 00:29:27 4.1 States and territories 00:32:26 4.2 Foreign relations 00:35:12 4.3 Military 00:36:33 5 Economy 00:41:32 6 Demographics 00:44:38 6.1 Language 00:46:06 6.2 Religion 00:48:58 6.3 Health 00:50:21 6.4 Education 00:52:28 7 Culture 00:53:08 7.1 Arts 00:55:47 7.2 Media 00:57:40 7.3 Cuisine 00:58:51 7.4 Sport and recreation 01:01:39 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century. It is documented that Aborigines spoke languages that can be classified into about 250 groups. After the European exploration of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising six states and ten territories. Being the oldest, flattest and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils, Australia has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi). A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east and mountain ranges in the south-east. A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s, which boosted the population of the country. Nevertheless, its population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, remains among the lowest in the world. Australia generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing. Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world, dating as far back as 60,000 years and spread across hundreds of thousands of sites.Australia is a highly developed country, with the world's 13th-largest economy. It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. Australia is a regional power and has the world's 13th-highest military expenditure. Australia has the world's 9th largest immigrant population with immigrants accounting for 26% of the population. Having the third-highest human development index and the eighth-highest ranked democracy globally, the country ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights, with all its major cities faring well in global comparative livability surveys. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS ...
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Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Australia Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century. It is documented that Aborigines spoke languages that can be classified into about 250 groups. After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising six states and ten territories. Being the oldest, flattest and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils, Australia has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi). A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east and mountain ranges in the south-east. A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s, which boosted the population of the country. Nevertheless, its population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, remains among the lowest in the world. Australia generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing. Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world, dating as far back as 60,000 years and spread across hundreds of thousands of sites.Australia is a highly developed country, with the world's 13th-largest economy. It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. Australia is a regional power and has the world's 13th-highest military expenditure. Australia has the world's 9th largest immigrant population with immigrants accounting for 26% of the population. Having the third-highest human development index and the eighth-highest ranked democracy globally, the country ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights, with all its major cities faring well in global comparative livability surveys. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Pacific Islands Forum and the ASEAN Plus Six mechanism.
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Great Barrier Reef
 
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The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres . The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. This video targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Public domain image source in video
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Environmental impact assessment | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_assessment 00:01:51 1 History 00:03:10 2 Methods 00:04:41 3 Follow-up 00:05:57 4 Around the world 00:06:07 4.1 Australia 00:07:59 4.1.1 The Commonwealth Level 00:11:32 4.1.2 The State and Territory Level 00:11:42 4.1.2.1 Australian Capital Territory (ACT) 00:12:43 4.1.2.2 New South Wales (NSW) 00:13:30 4.1.2.3 Northern Territory (NT) 00:14:00 4.1.2.4 Queensland (QLD) 00:15:20 4.1.2.5 Tasmania (TAS) 00:16:04 4.1.2.6 Victoria (VIC) 00:16:29 4.1.2.7 Western Australia (WA) 00:16:58 4.2 Canada 00:19:16 4.2.1 Opposition 00:23:32 4.3 China 00:26:10 4.4 Egypt 00:28:19 4.5 EU 00:32:53 4.5.1 Annexed projects 00:33:49 4.5.2 The Netherlands 00:34:45 4.6 Hong Kong 00:35:49 4.7 Iraq 00:40:09 4.8 India 00:43:58 4.9 Korea, South 00:44:13 4.10 Malaysia 00:44:38 4.11 Nepal 00:47:08 4.12 New Zealand 00:48:27 4.13 Russian Federation 00:49:19 4.13.1 Federal Service for monitoring the use of natural resources 00:50:12 4.13.2 Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Control 00:51:02 4.14 Sri Lanka 00:51:27 4.15 Ukraine 00:52:23 4.16 United States 00:54:13 4.16.1 Environmental assessment 00:56:18 4.16.1.1 Content 00:57:43 4.16.1.2 Structure 00:58:34 4.16.1.3 Procedure 00:59:48 4.16.2 Environmental impact statement 01:01:46 5 Transboundary application 01:04:19 6 Criticism 01:07:37 7 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8550846396833818 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-F "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Environmental assessment (EA) is the assessment of the environmental consequences (positive and negative) of a plan, policy, program, or actual projects prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action. In this context, the term "environmental impact assessment" (EIA) is usually used when applied to actual projects by individuals or companies and the term "strategic environmental assessment" (SEA) applies to policies, plans and programmes most often proposed by organs of state. Environmental assessments may be governed by rules of administrative procedure regarding public participation and documentation of decision making, and may be subject to judicial review. The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that decision makers consider the environmental impacts when deciding whether or not to proceed with a project. The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) defines an environmental impact assessment as "the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made". EIAs are unique in that they do not require adherence to a predetermined environmental outcome, but rather they require decision makers to account for environmental values in their decisions and to justify those decisions in light of detailed environmental studies and public comments on the potential environmental impacts.
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Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Australia Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century. It is documented that Aborigines spoke languages that can be classified into about 250 groups. After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising six states and ten territories. Being the oldest, flattest and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils, Australia has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi). A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east and mountain ranges in the south-east. A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s, which boosted the population of the country. Nevertheless, its population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, remains among the lowest in the world. Australia generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing. Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world, dating as far back as 60,000 years and spread across hundreds of thousands of sites.Australia is a highly developed country, with the world's 13th-largest economy. It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. Australia is a regional power and has the world's 13th-highest military expenditure. Australia has the world's 9th largest immigrant population with immigrants accounting for 26% of the population. Having the third-highest human development index and the eighth-highest ranked democracy globally, the country ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights, with all its major cities faring well in global comparative livability surveys. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Pacific Islands Forum and the ASEAN Plus Six mechanism.
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Environmental assessment | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_assessment 00:01:34 1 History 00:02:42 2 Methods 00:03:59 3 Follow-up 00:05:04 4 Around the world 00:05:13 4.1 Australia 00:06:48 4.1.1 The Commonwealth Level 00:09:48 4.1.2 The State and Territory Level 00:09:57 4.1.2.1 Australian Capital Territory (ACT) 00:10:49 4.1.2.2 New South Wales (NSW) 00:11:28 4.1.2.3 Northern Territory (NT) 00:11:56 4.1.2.4 Queensland (QLD) 00:13:02 4.1.2.5 Tasmania (TAS) 00:13:40 4.1.2.6 Victoria (VIC) 00:14:02 4.1.2.7 Western Australia (WA) 00:14:28 4.2 Canada 00:16:26 4.2.1 Opposition 00:20:01 4.3 China 00:22:18 4.4 Egypt 00:24:07 4.5 EU 00:27:58 4.5.1 Annexed projects 00:28:47 4.5.2 The Netherlands 00:29:35 4.6 Hong Kong 00:30:31 4.7 Iraq 00:34:13 4.8 India 00:37:25 4.9 Korea, South 00:37:39 4.10 Malaysia 00:38:01 4.11 Nepal 00:40:08 4.12 New Zealand 00:41:14 4.13 Russian Federation 00:42:00 4.13.1 Federal Service for monitoring the use of natural resources 00:42:46 4.13.2 Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Control 00:43:31 4.14 Sri Lanka 00:43:53 4.15 Ukraine 00:44:41 4.16 United States 00:46:14 4.16.1 Environmental assessment 00:48:03 4.16.1.1 Content 00:49:16 4.16.1.2 Structure 00:49:58 4.16.1.3 Procedure 00:51:02 4.16.2 Environmental impact statement 00:52:42 5 Transboundary application 00:54:52 6 Criticism 00:57:41 7 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9946073312375446 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-E "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Environmental assessment (EA) is the assessment of the environmental consequences (positive and negative) of a plan, policy, program, or actual projects prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action. In this context, the term "environmental impact assessment" (EIA) is usually used when applied to actual projects by individuals or companies and the term "strategic environmental assessment" (SEA) applies to policies, plans and programmes most often proposed by organs of state. Environmental assessments may be governed by rules of administrative procedure regarding public participation and documentation of decision making, and may be subject to judicial review. The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that decision makers consider the environmental impacts when deciding whether or not to proceed with a project. The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) defines an environmental impact assessment as "the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made". EIAs are unique in that they do not require adherence to a predetermined environmental outcome, but rather they require decision makers to account for environmental values in their decisions and to justify those decisions in light of detailed environmental studies and public comments on the potential environmental impacts.
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Australian Greens Party | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Greens 00:02:14 1 History 00:02:23 1.1 Formation 00:07:57 1.2 Leadership of Bob Brown 00:08:41 1.2.1 2001 federal election onward 00:10:43 1.2.2 2004 federal election onward 00:15:04 1.2.3 2007 federal election onward 00:23:48 1.2.4 2010 federal election onward 00:30:28 1.3 Leadership of Christine Milne 00:34:18 1.4 Leadership of Richard Di Natale 00:35:21 1.4.1 2013 federal election onward 00:42:09 1.4.2 b2019 federal election/b 00:44:21 2 Ideology 00:45:07 2.1 Policy positions 00:45:16 2.1.1 Animals and agriculture 00:47:58 2.1.2 bEducation/b 00:49:15 2.1.3 Economic Policy 00:51:27 2.1.4 Energy and resources 00:53:21 2.1.5 Infrastructure and transport 00:54:11 2.1.6 Health policy 00:55:29 2.1.7 Foreign policy 00:56:34 2.1.8 Bioethics and family policy 00:57:27 2.1.9 Taxation 00:58:34 2.1.10 Immigration 00:59:31 2.1.11 Drug policy 01:01:15 2.1.12 Indigenous affairs 01:01:45 2.1.13 LGBTIQ rights 01:04:10 3 Structure 01:04:19 3.1 Federal leaders 01:05:14 3.2 National Council 01:06:20 3.3 State and territory parties 01:09:57 3.4 Working groups 01:10:28 3.4.1 Young Greens 01:10:49 3.4.2 LGBTIQ Greens 01:11:44 4 Interactions with other political groups 01:13:01 4.1 Labor Party and unions 01:20:07 4.2 The Coalition 01:23:52 4.3 Other minor parties 01:24:37 5 Support base 01:26:10 6 Electoral results 01:26:20 6.1 Federal parliament 01:26:29 6.1.1 House of Representatives 01:26:38 6.1.2 Senate 01:26:45 7 Parliamentarians 01:26:55 7.1 Federal 01:27:03 7.1.1 Current 01:27:11 7.1.2 Former 01:29:32 7.1.3 Timeline 01:29:40 7.2 State and territory 01:30:21 8 Other notable members 01:31:41 9 Donors 01:32:59 10 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7481483803233613 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Australian Greens, commonly known as The Greens, are a green political party in Australia. As of 2019, the party is increasingly considered the third major party in Australian politics.The party was formed in 1992 and is a confederation of eight state and territorial parties. In addition to environmentalism, the party cites four core values: ecological sustainability, social justice, grassroots democracy and peace and non-violence.Party constituencies can be traced to various origins – notably the early environmental movement in Australia and the formation of the United Tasmania Group (UTG), one of the first green parties in the world, but also the nuclear disarmament movement in Western Australia and sections of the industrial left in New South Wales. Co-ordination between environmentalist groups occurred in the 1980s with various significant protests. Key people involved in these campaigns included Bob Brown and Christine Milne who went on to contest and win seats in the Tasmanian Parliament and eventually form the Tasmanian Greens; both Brown and Milne subsequently became leaders of the federal party. Although the party was founded as a primarily environmentalist party, the Australian Greens currently have extensive policies covering a wide range of issues, including refugee rights, the economy, taxation, drug reform, marriage equality and infrastructure. Following the 2016 federal election, the Australian Greens had nine senators and one member in the lower house, 23 elected representatives across state and territory parliaments, more than 100 local councillors, and over 15,000 party members (as of 2016). All Senate and House of Representatives seats were retained at the 2019 election.
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Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Australia Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century. It is documented that Aborigines spoke languages that can be classified into about 250 groups. After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising six states and ten territories. Being the oldest, flattest and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils, Australia has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi). A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east and mountain ranges in the south-east. A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s, which boosted the population of the country. Nevertheless, its population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, remains among the lowest in the world. Australia generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing. Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world, dating as far back as 60,000 years and spread across hundreds of thousands of sites.Australia is a highly developed country, with the world's 13th-largest economy. It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. Australia is a regional power and has the world's 13th-highest military expenditure. Australia has the world's 9th largest immigrant population with immigrants accounting for 26% of the population. Having the third-highest human development index and the eighth-highest ranked democracy globally, the country ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights, with all its major cities faring well in global comparative livability surveys. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Pacific Islands Forum and the ASEAN Plus Six mechanism.
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Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Australia 00:03:38 1 Name 00:05:33 2 History 00:05:42 2.1 Pre-colonial history 00:06:41 2.2 European arrival 00:10:09 2.3 Colonial expansion 00:10:48 2.4 Nationhood 00:13:49 3 Geography 00:13:57 3.1 General characteristics 00:17:59 3.2 Geology 00:20:23 3.3 Climate 00:22:41 3.4 Biodiversity 00:25:28 4 Government and politics 00:29:27 4.1 States and territories 00:32:26 4.2 Foreign relations 00:35:12 4.3 Military 00:36:33 5 Economy 00:41:32 6 Demographics 00:44:38 6.1 Language 00:46:06 6.2 Religion 00:48:58 6.3 Health 00:50:21 6.4 Education 00:52:28 7 Culture 00:53:08 7.1 Arts 00:55:47 7.2 Media 00:57:40 7.3 Cuisine 00:58:51 7.4 Sport and recreation 01:01:39 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century. It is documented that Aborigines spoke languages that can be classified into about 250 groups. After the European exploration of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising six states and ten territories. Being the oldest, flattest and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils, Australia has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi). A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east and mountain ranges in the south-east. A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s, which boosted the population of the country. Nevertheless, its population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, remains among the lowest in the world. Australia generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing. Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world, dating as far back as 60,000 years and spread across hundreds of thousands of sites.Australia is a highly developed country, with the world's 13th-largest economy. It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. Australia is a regional power and has the world's 13th-highest military expenditure. Australia has the world's 9th largest immigrant population with immigrants accounting for 26% of the population. Having the third-highest human development index and the eighth-highest ranked democracy globally, the country ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights, with all its major cities faring well in global comparative livability surveys. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS ...
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Manchester | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester 00:03:05 1 Name 00:04:06 2 History 00:04:15 2.1 Early history 00:09:08 2.2 Industrial Revolution 00:16:40 2.3 Blitz 00:18:28 2.4 Post-Second World War 00:21:01 2.5 Since 2000 00:23:48 3 Governance 00:27:59 4 Geography 00:31:22 4.1 Climate 00:33:30 4.2 Green belt 00:34:34 5 Demography 00:41:44 6 Economy 00:46:31 7 Landmarks 00:50:12 8 Transport 00:50:21 8.1 Rail 00:51:57 8.2 Metrolink (tram) 00:53:01 8.3 Bus 00:54:21 8.4 Air 00:56:20 8.5 Canal 00:56:56 9 Culture 00:57:05 9.1 Music 01:01:46 9.2 Performing arts 01:03:53 9.3 Museums and galleries 01:06:17 9.4 Literature 01:09:52 9.5 Nightlife 01:12:31 9.6 Gay Village 01:13:10 10 Education 01:17:18 11 Sport 01:20:59 12 Media 01:26:17 13 Twin cities and consulates 01:27:49 14 Honorary citizens 01:28:14 15 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8000024885116066 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Manchester () is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 545,500 as of 2017. It lies within the United Kingdom's third-most populous metropolitan area, with a population of 3.2 million. It is fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east, and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation. The local authority is Manchester City Council. The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium or Mancunium, which was established in about AD 79 on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell. It was historically a part of Lancashire, although areas of Cheshire south of the River Mersey were incorporated in the 20th century. The first to be included, Wythenshawe, was added to the city in 1931. Throughout the Middle Ages Manchester remained a manorial township, but began to expand "at an astonishing rate" around the turn of the 19th century. Manchester's unplanned urbanisation was brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution, and resulted in it becoming the world's first industrialised city.Manchester achieved city status in 1853. The Manchester Ship Canal opened in 1894, creating the Port of Manchester and directly linking the city to the Irish Sea, 36 miles (58 km) to the west. Its fortune declined after the Second World War, owing to deindustrialisation, but the IRA bombing in 1996 led to extensive investment and regeneration.In 2014, the Globalisation and World Cities Research Network ranked Manchester as a beta world city, the highest-ranked British city apart from London. Manchester is the third-most visited city in the UK, after London and Edinburgh. It is notable for its architecture, culture, musical exports, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact, sports clubs and transport connections. Manchester Liverpool Road railway station was the world's first inter-city passenger railway station; scientists first split the atom, developed the stored-program computer and produced graphene in the city. Manchester hosted the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
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Australia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Australia 00:03:38 1 Name 00:05:33 2 History 00:05:42 2.1 Pre-colonial history 00:06:41 2.2 European arrival 00:10:09 2.3 Colonial expansion 00:10:48 2.4 Nationhood 00:13:49 3 Geography 00:13:57 3.1 General characteristics 00:17:59 3.2 Geology 00:20:23 3.3 Climate 00:22:41 3.4 Biodiversity 00:25:28 4 Government and politics 00:29:27 4.1 States and territories 00:32:26 4.2 Foreign relations 00:35:12 4.3 Military 00:36:33 5 Economy 00:41:32 6 Demographics 00:44:38 6.1 Language 00:46:06 6.2 Religion 00:48:58 6.3 Health 00:50:21 6.4 Education 00:52:28 7 Culture 00:53:08 7.1 Arts 00:55:47 7.2 Media 00:57:40 7.3 Cuisine 00:58:51 7.4 Sport and recreation 01:01:39 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century. It is documented that Aborigines spoke languages that can be classified into about 250 groups. After the European exploration of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising six states and ten territories. Being the oldest, flattest and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils, Australia has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi). A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east and mountain ranges in the south-east. A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s, which boosted the population of the country. Nevertheless, its population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, remains among the lowest in the world. Australia generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing. Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world, dating as far back as 60,000 years and spread across hundreds of thousands of sites.Australia is a highly developed country, with the world's 13th-largest economy. It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. Australia is a regional power and has the world's 13th-highest military expenditure. Australia has the world's 9th largest immigrant population with immigrants accounting for 26% of the population. Having the third-highest human development index and the eighth-highest ranked democracy globally, the country ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights, with all its major cities faring well in global comparative livability surveys. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS ...
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