Preface. About eBookPLUS. How to use this book. Coverage of syllabus. Acknowledgements. Chapter 1. The Australian continent. Chapter 2. Physical characteristics that make Australia unique. Chapter 3. Natural hazards in Australia. Chapter 4. Australia's population. Chapter 5. Australian communities. Chapter 6 Factors causing change in Australian communities. Chapter 7. Geographical issues. Chapter 8. Land and water management. Chapter 9. Coastal management. Chapter 10. Australia's regional and global contexts. Chapter 11. Trade, aid, defence: global regional links. Chapter 12. Future challenges: Population. Chapter 13. Challenges: Human rights and reconciliation. Glossary. Index.