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  australia.gov.au
Find help to avoid abusive and violent relationships.
Call the confidential helpline on 1800 671 811 or visit Australia Says No.
Child Support Scheme changes apply to all separated parents.
www.australia.gov.au   (0 words)

  
  Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the world's smallest continent and a number of islands in the Southern, Indian, and Pacific Oceans.
Australia led the formation of the Cairns Group and APEC, and is a member of the OECD and the WTO.
The character of colonial Australia, as embodied in early literature, resonates with modern Australia and its perceived emphasis on egalitarianism, mateship, and anti-authoritarianism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australia   (5238 words)

  
 Politics of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The government of Australia is a federation in the context of a constitutional monarchy, and Australians elect state and territory legislatures as well as a bicameral Parliament of Australia based on the Westminster System.
Its junior coalition partner is the National Party of Australia, formerly the Country Party and now known for electoral purposes as "The Nationals", a conservative party which represents rural interests.
Australia has become increasingly involved in the internal difficulties of its smaller neighbours, such as Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Nauru.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Australia   (1117 words)

  
 Australia (08/06)
Australia's comparative advantage in primary products is a reflection of the natural wealth of the Australian continent and its small domestic market; 20 million people occupy a continent the size of the contiguous United States.
Australia was one of the founders of both the United Nations and the South Pacific Commission (1947), and in 1950, it proposed the Colombo Plan to assist developing countries in Asia.
Australia also is active in meetings of the Commonwealth Regional Heads of Government and the Pacific Islands Forum, and has been a leader in the Cairns Group--countries pressing for agricultural trade reform in World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations--and in the APEC forum.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2698.htm   (4412 words)

  
 Australia travel guide - Wikitravel
Australia is mostly arid and semi-arid: the center is desert and much agricultural land is poor quality by the standards of continents with richer soil.
Australia is prone to severe drought and water restrictions are currently in place in some areas, however these shouldn't affect travellers as they mostly relate to watering gardens and washing cars.
Sunny Australia has one simple message for the traveller (and for its own citizens!): "Slip, slop, slap!" [15] In other words, "Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat!" Over-exposure to the sun at Australian latitudes is responsible for many cases of sunburn, sunstroke and heat exhaustion every year.
wikitravel.org /en/Australia   (10702 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Australia
The "Holy House of Australia", with its small adjoining grounds and the sum of £1,000 was devoted to religion by Davis, and on its site now stands a fine church dedicated to God under the invocation of the national apostle of Ireland.
Australia was gradually rolling out of the sullen gloom of a penal settlement, and emerging into the condition of a freeman's country.
The origin of the native tribes of Australia is one of the unsolved riddles of ethnology.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02113b.htm   (6394 words)

  
 Australia
The continent of Australia, with the island state of Tasmania, is approximately equal in area to the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
Australia became known for its liberal legislation: free compulsory education, protected trade unionism with industrial conciliation and arbitration, the secret ballot, women's suffrage, maternity allowances, and sickness and old-age pensions.
Australia has been the victim of two significant terrorist attacks in recent years: the 2002 Bali, Indonesia, bombings by a group with ties to al-Qaeda in which 202 died, many of whom were Australian, and the 2004 attack on the Australian embassy in Indonesia, which killed ten.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107296.html   (1102 words)

  
 ESPNsoccernet: Australia Team Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Australia, without all their European-based players, beat Kuwait 2-0 on Wednesday to become the first team to qualify for next year's Asian Cup finals in their debut campaign.
Australia's stand-in coach Graham Arnold is still expecting a number of international retirements from the squad that reached the second round at the World Cup finals in Germany.
Australia defender Tony Vidmar has been cleared to resume playing after a heart problem forced him to miss the World Cup and consider early retirement.
soccernet.espn.go.com /team?id=628&cc=5901   (401 words)

  
 Australia:Country Web Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Australia is currently riding the global boom in commodities and must maintain macroeconomic stability when commodity prices eventually weaken.
Total health spending accounted for 9.2% of GDP in Australia in 2003, slightly higher than the average of 8.9% in OECD countries.
The Peer Review Report for the Sunshine-Fraser Coast region in Australia is part of the OECD/IMHE international review project that focuses on the role of higher education in regional development.
www.oecd.org /country/0,3021,en_33873108_33873229_1_1_1_1_1,00.html   (271 words)

  
 Australia in TutorGig Encyclopedia
English Australia, formerly known as ELICOS Association of Australia, is an industry association of English language schools for International student students from overseas studying in Australia.
Australia Felix Latin language Latin for fortunate Australia or happy Australia was an early name given by Thomas Mitchell to lush pasture..
The term southern Australia is generally considered to include the States and territories of Australia of New South Wales, Victoria, Australia Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian..
www.tutorgig.com /es/Australia   (691 words)

  
 Australia Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The Barossa Valley is arguably the best-known wine-producing region in Australia.
It is this sheer vastness that gives Australia - and its diverse population - much of its character.
In spring and autumn the weather is mild.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/pacific/australia   (305 words)

  
 Australia and the Pacific Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Australia (Political) 1999 (195K) and pdf format (207K)
Australia (Political) 1977 (156K) and pdf format (159K)
Australia (Shaded Relief) 1999 (188K) and pdf format (214K)
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/australia.html   (497 words)

  
 The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Australia's Aboriginal Peoples   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Australia's Aboriginal Peoples is an accessible colourful introduction to this important subject area.
There is a disclaimer on the title page of each volume warning of the need to be sensitive and to consult local district members in respecting deceased members of the community.
The authors, Alex Barlow and Marji Hill, are the editors of Black Australia: An Annotated Bibliography and Teacher's Guide to Resources on Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders and authors of the Macmillan's Australian Aborigines series.
www.trinity.wa.edu.au /plduffyrc/indig/encycreview.htm   (611 words)

  
 Australia on 43 Places   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There is a girl in my apartment complex from Brisbane, and the way she describes Australia it is exactly the way I think America SHOULD be, very laid-back and fun.
I went to Australia for 6 months at a time in both 1988 and 1990.
I want to go to Australia b/c it’s not a normal place to want to go to, but it seems like fun to hear how the talk.
www.43places.com /places/view/102890   (520 words)

  
 Australia
Each player controls a group of Rangers, who are working on nature and industry projects in Australia during the 1920’s.
The game board shows 6 states, which are divided in 24 land or water regions.
Australia by Wolfgang Kramer * NEW * RRP £29.99
www.boardgamegeek.com /game/15033   (646 words)

  
 Australia pictures - Oceania stock photos, fine art prints by QTL
Australia pictures - Oceania stock photos, fine art prints by QTL
Australia is a large continent, of approximatively the same size as the US.
In August 1998, I sampled this diversity by traveling for two weeks on the East Coast and to the Center of Australia, flying to four different cities (Sidney, Brisbane, Cairns, Alice Springs) using a Qantas air pass.
www.terragalleria.com /pacific/australia   (203 words)

  
 Welcome to the Australia Web
It works to project a positive image of Australia and provides consular information and services to Australians in Japan.
From the 1st August, the Centre is open in the afternoon only from 13:30 to 17:00.
Introducing Australia's environmental studies to a Japanese junior high school audience.
www.australia.or.jp /english   (370 words)

  
 EDIRC: Australia
Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics - ANZSEE
Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand - EHSANZ
Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand - MSSANZ
edirc.repec.org /australia.html   (220 words)

  
 Country Browser: Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This area contains a list of interesting reports based around the 4918 titles in the IMDb from Australia (including international co-productions).
Visit the links in the left hand area of this page to access the different reports.
The form below allows you to search the database for titles from Australia only.
us.imdb.com /Sections/Countries/Australia   (100 words)

  
 Australia
"COAG is the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia, comprising the Prime Minister, State Premiers, Territory Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).
From the Prime Minister of Australia, Australia in Focus.
The Court is a superior federal court with jurisdiction over matters relating to marital breakdown.
www.washlaw.edu /forint/pacific/australi.html   (728 words)

  
 ZDNet Australia: Where Technology Means Business
ZDNet Australia Alerts is an e-mail alert service which provides personalised news, features and reviews to readers’ inbox on an hourly, daily and weekly basis.
Results are based on ZDNet Australia reader interest.
Candid, insightful and in the flesh, leading CIOs talk to ZDNet Australia in a series of exclusive video interviews.
www.zdnet.com.au   (0 words)

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