Data Representation

In this subsection newspaper articles are provided which illustrate various aspects of data representation. Consider the following questions as you read the articles.

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$5.6m bill

$800m plan for greying State

Aboriginal areas suffer worst death rates

Aussies live it up

Basic Parliamentary Salaries

Call to protect great white shark

Children in fear of TV cruelty

Clarence comes up trumps in recycling

Concern for environment declines

Connoisseur floats on dream pie quest win

Crash injury statistics make an impact

Drink swim deaths rise

Gambling bites into family funds

Kennett takes low road with .02 limit

Longer hours and less leisure: we're a nation of workaholics

Money winners all round, but...

Needle to make parents do the right thing

New pay rises for our pollies

Numbers won't add up under Hanson migrant plan

Over the limit and you're asking for trouble

Patches give cold turkey the bird

SAFE For another 70 years

Snapshot finds us older, richer and home alone in the city

Speed cameras turn up trumps on toll

Speed's saddest sequel

Students struggle to string syllables together

Tassie crime shock

Tassie footy's TV challenge

The price of living it up in Qld


We're winning cancer fight

Weather maps

Where the money goes

Year 2051: Top End booms, deep south sinks

Young generation stokes up on fast food


Data for graphing

250,000 guns add up to 'welcome gift for nation'

Aborigines tell of their grim lifestyles

ALP the winner in fight for poll funding support

Aussie Rules goals ahead

Australia failing on women MPs: report

Australians quit the kitchen to dine out

Computers, cakes and golf: that's the good life

Death of the family kitchen

Drivers avoid club scene

Lake Levels: Variation from full

Men munch Mars, women Smarties

New Town's stolen pride

Religion studies fail to end bias

Sarah and Joshua take over

Vegies get more appeal as Aussies lose thirst for beer

We're losing IQ by degrees



The following articles have no student questions or teacher discussions.

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Both parents jobless in 10pc of traditional families

Call for closer contacts with region

Changing face

Change rocks the pattern of stability

Forget houses, we want nice trousers

Four feared drowned in floodwaters

Four in ten marriages doomed

Good and bad on garbage

Home but not alone-the families out of work

Household services bite into the budget

Keating urged to overhaul $10.4bn family aid scheme

King-size taxes drag 16¢ out of every cigarette

More parents put birth before marriage

Nation gets taste for change

Rundle slams the knockers

Security hit in high state burglary rate

South Gippsland is quake country

Two incomes support most families

We're a healthier mob but diet does us in

We're capital conservatives

When it comes to sex, we score

Women halt melanoma march


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