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Total expenditure on health including private sector spending is around 9. School attendance, or registration for home schooling,  is compulsory throughout Australia. Education is the responsibility of the individual states and territories  so the rules vary between states, but in general children are required to attend school from the age of about 5 until about Catholic education accounts for the largest non-government sector.
Australia has 37 government-funded universities and two private universities, as well as a number of other specialist institutions that provide approved courses at the higher education level. The ratio of international to local students in tertiary education in Australia is the highest in the OECD countries.
Since , the primary influence behind Australian culture has been Anglo-Celtic Western culture , with some Indigenous influences. Traditional designs, patterns and stories infuse contemporary Indigenous Australian art , "the last great art movement of the 20th century";  its exponents include Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Australian literature grew slowly in the decades following European settlement though Indigenous oral traditions , many of which have since been recorded in writing, are much older.
Their works are still popular; Paterson's bush poem " Waltzing Matilda " is regarded as Australia's unofficial national anthem. Many of Australia's performing arts companies receive funding through the federal government's Australia Council.
Each state has a publicly funded theatre company. The Story of the Kelly Gang , the world's first feature length film, spurred a boom in Australian cinema during the silent film era. Australia has two public broadcasters the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the multicultural Special Broadcasting Service , three commercial television networks, several pay-TV services,  and numerous public, non-profit television and radio stations.
Each major city has at least one daily newspaper,  and there are two national daily newspapers, The Australian and The Australian Financial Review. Most Indigenous Australian tribal groups subsisted on a simple hunter-gatherer diet of native fauna and flora, otherwise called bush tucker. Australia is also known for its cafe and coffee culture in urban centres , which has influenced coffee culture abroad, including New York City. Australia is unique in that it has professional leagues for four football codes.
Australian rules football , the world's oldest major football code and Australia's most popular sport in terms of revenue and spectatorship, originated in Melbourne in the late s, and predominates in all states except New South Wales and Queensland, where rugby league holds sway, followed by rugby union.
Soccer , while ranked fourth in popularity and resources, has the highest overall participation rates. The Australian national cricket team have participated in every edition of the Cricket World Cup. Australia have been very successful in the event, winning the tournament five times, the record number.
Australia is a powerhouse in water-based sports, such as swimming and surfing. The annual Melbourne Cup horse race and the Sydney to Hobart yacht race attract intense interest. Australia is one of five nations to have participated in every Summer Olympics of the modern era,  and has hosted the Games twice: Other major international events held in Australia include the Australian Open tennis grand slam tournament, international cricket matches, and the Australian Formula One Grand Prix.
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RC banned material cannot be sold, hired or distributed to any persons. A film or video game's context is crucial in determining whether a classifiable element is justified by the story-line or themes.
The Classification Board decides what consumer advice accompanies each classification. They indicate the elements in films and computer games which caused the classification and help consumers make choices about what they read, view or play.
There are six classifiable elements for films: Consumer advice appears with the classification symbol on products, packaging and in advertisements. Consumer advice is not given if the element in question would be acceptable at a lower classification. The Board does not classify live performances , audio CDs and television shows. Television is regulated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
The classifications below are unrestricted and may require parental advisory , but do not impose any legal restrictions on access to or distribution of material.
By contrast, the classifications below are legally restricted: Publication classifications are most commonly applied to magazines with visual depictions of nudity or sexual activity, such as many men's magazines. It is uncommon for these ratings to appear on books, even those dealing with adult themes, except in the most controversial cases. The Restricted publications are for adults and they are not to be sold to people under 18 and in Queensland under state law.
They have content, such as nudity or explicit sexual content, that could offend some sections of the adult community. The Restricted categories are subject to various restrictions in different states; for example, one or both categories may only be sold in adults-only premises in certain states. For this reason, some adult magazines are published in two editions in Australia, or just one edited edition which can be sold anywhere with a warning, as Unrestricted Mature.
Video gaming censorship in Australia is considered to be one of the strictest in the western world. This was the subject of complaint in the gaming community, who argued that there is no reason why adults should be prevented from seeing content in games that they could see in a film.
Instinctively I'm with you, and it's something I'd be happy to look at, if we are in Government. It was planned to introduce the rating towards the end of The game Saints Row IV became the first game to be refused classification under the new standard on 25 June From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. List of films banned in Australia. List of banned video games in Australia. The Daily Telegraph 1 — State ed.
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