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Civics and Citizenship: Organisations and links

Immigration Museum

The Immigration Museum  is located at 400 Flinders St Melbourne and is open daily 10-5pm. We recommend you browse the website for a wealth of information.

The Inflatable Refugee is a large-scale art installation by Belgian artist collective Schellekens & Peleman that features a five metre-high figure of a crouched figure wearing a life-jacket.

This global art project is going to be installed at the Immigration Museum and will be on display in the Long Room during Refugee Week.

The installation is intended to be displayed on a boat and designed to bring awareness to the journey of many of the millions of people internationally who are currently seeking asylum. Inflatable Refugee has been presented in Belgium and Venice, and will continue its world tour beyond Melbourne.

Video resources

Great video resources;

The Wheeler Centre site for a great range of up-to-date videos, e.g.The Fifth estate and Lunchtime Soapbox events.

ABC search both television & radio for a great range of useful programs

Australian Politics TV Videos added daily

Museum of Australian Democracy. M.A.D.E. You Think speaker series on "What does democracy mean to me"

Australian Electoral Education Centre Set of videos explaining howvotes are counted