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The Illustrated Dictionary of Australian English

A New and Comprehensive

Vocabulary of the Flash Language

The colonial flash language has had a long journey, affected by major events and disruptions like the end of transportation and the gold rush.

Historical evidences indicate widespread use of the language within the convict population in the early days of the colony.


A Million Bottles a Minute

World's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change'

A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute, creating an environmental crisis some campaigners predict will be as serious as climate change.

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Between 5m and 13m tonnes of plastic leaks into the world's oceans each year to be ingested by sea birds, fish and other organisms, and by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish.

Scientists recently calculated people who eat seafood ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year.


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