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  Wikinfo | Australia
Australia is a Constitutional monarchy, with the 'Queen of Australia' reigning as head of state.
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.
The Commonwealth of Australia is a constitutional monarchy: the Queen of Australia is the official head of state and is represented by the Governor General.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Australia   (1044 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.
Australia has become increasingly involved in the internal difficulties of its smaller neighbours, such as Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Nauru.
The list of political parties in Australia comprises the names and federal leaders of significant political parties as well as the names of other parties, including formerly significant parties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Australia   (1013 words)

 The History And Future Of Radical Politics In Australia
Indeed, the Communist Party of Australia continued to play a leading role in many struggles during the post-war period, and was to become renowned around the world for its courageous stand against both Stalinism, and also the rampant US war machine in Vietnam.
Both the Maoist Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist), and the Stalinist 'Socialist Party of Australia' (which has recently reclaimed the name 'Communist Party of Australia'), continue to struggle on despite declining membership bases, and the consensus elsewhere that, in Australia at least, Communism is a spent force.
With the Communist Party of Australia's voluntary liquidation in 1991, there was a brief attempt at regroupment around a new party, the "New Left Party", but with the failure of this project, a veritable vacuum was created to the left of the Australian political spectrum.
www.countercurrents.org /australia-ewins070503.htm   (2005 words)

 australianpolitics.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Australia's political parties fulfill a number of Functions.
The oldest party in Australia is the Australian Labor Party, which was formed in 1890.
Famous Quotations, political and otherwise, are included here, as are daily quotes on politics from the Australian media, a feature begun in 2001, and maintained throughout the months of January, February, March, April, May and June in 2002.
www.australianpolitics.com   (950 words)

 Australia: Labor in Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Australia had to build almost all its railroads by state action, because early private efforts broke down.
It must obtain the support of that middle class—or middle-of-the-road class—which is not bound to any union or political party, and which judges between Liberal and Labor on the basis of their platforms or performance.
Beyond that, it approved the party’s championing of Australian nationalism, for Labor was more wholehearted in its advocacy of White Australia, federation, a navy, and a citizen army than were the anti-Labor parties.
www.historians.org /Projects/GIroundtable/Australia/Australia8.htm   (1906 words)

 International Higher Education--25/12
Simon Marginson is Professor and Director of the Monash Centre for International Education, Monash University, Australia, and co-author with Mark Considine of The Enterprise University (Cambridge University Press, 2000).
These research findings are contained in Australia’s Comparative Performance as a Knowledge Nation by Mark Considine, Simon Marginson and Peter Sheehan, commissioned by the Chifley Research Centre.* The decline in investment in knowledge shows itself both in absolute terms (that is, in relation to past Australian efforts), and in relation to international comparators.
Australia spends only 0.1% of GDP on pre-school education, and participation of four-year olds is at one third compared to an OECD average of 60%.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/newsletter/News25/text012.htm   (1221 words)

 Politics of Australia - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
The government of Australia is a federation, and Australians elect state and territory legislatures as well as a bicameral Parliament of Australia.
The National Party of Australia (formerly the Country Party and now known for electoral purposes as "The Nationals") is a conservative party which represents rural interests.
The Howard government reversed the foreign policy of its ALP predecessor, placing renewed emphasis on relations with Australia's traditional allies, the United States and Britain and downgrading support for the United Nations.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=1119   (733 words)

 Newsvine - australia
Australia's leader said Tuesday he wants to consider an international carbon trading system to fight global warming, signaling a shift toward a part of the Kyoto agreement that he has steadfastly refused to ratify.
Australia will seek support for what it is calling a 'new Kyoto' deal when ministerial talks begin at the United Nations climate change conference in Nairobi today.
The political scandal engulfing the NSW government looks set to be a massive kick to the Labor party for the March 2007 state election.
www.newsvine.com /australia?category=politics   (1023 words)

 Democracy & Politics In Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Definitions of politics and discussions of why it matters.
Australia's liberal democracy is built around a constitutional monarchy and the British Westminster system, but with the American federal structure grafted onto it.
Australia's Federation came into being on January 1, 2001.
www.australianpolitics.com /democracy/index.shtml   (123 words)

 Gun Control Australia
Gun politics and gun laws in Australia changed dramatically because of this and the 1987 massacres.
Crucial political aspects of the Port Arthur massacre and its aftermath have been ignored by the contributors entry.
The attempts by pro-gun interests to blame Australian politicians rather than the culprit of this massacre constitute one of the most disgraceful episodes in Australia's political history and must be fully known by students of gun politics in Australia.
www.guncontrol.org.au /index.php?article=77   (629 words)

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The founder of Australia's anti-immigration One Nation Party, Pauline Hanson, has said she is resigning from politics.
Her decision to abandon politics comes four months before she is due to face magistrates in Brisbane charged with fraudulently registering her party and dishonestly obtaining $250,000 in electoral funding.
Among the targets of her outspoken views were multiculturalism, Asian immigrants and Australia's aboriginal people who, she claimed, received too many welfare payments from the government and did little to help themselves.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1758949.stm   (396 words)

 Australia: Government, Politics, and Law: Political Parties (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)
In addition to general information about the party, its policies, and recent elections, there are full-text publications from the party “think tank,” the Chifley Research Centre, and recent news releases.
Website for one of Australia’s two major political parties, which on the federal level is in coalition with the National Party.
Conservative political party based principally in rural Australia; coalition partners with the Liberal Party.
www.loc.gov /rr/international/main/australia/gov-politics.html   (154 words)

 Department of Politics & International Relations
Politics combines well with broader humanities and social science programs, such as history, philosophy, sociology, or mass communications.
In the private sector, many Macquarie politics graduates are employed in non government organisations including foreign aid agencies, trade unions, in the rapidly growing field of public affairs management and as journalists.
Politics is also an appropriate area for teachers, particularly with the introduction of new Civics and Asian Studies streams in primary and secondary school curricula.
www.pol.mq.edu.au   (343 words)

 ISP-Planet - Fixed Wireless - Politics - Australia Considers TV Broadband
The government of Australia is looking at VHF and UHF television spectrum as a possible vehicle for the delivery of wireless rural broadband Internet and telephone service.
Following submissions from several companies, Australia's Standing Committee on Communications, Information Technology and the Arts recommended that the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) and Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA) develop a scheme to allow the use of unallocated VHF and low UHF TV channels for rural wireless broadband links.
Since Australia's recent 802.11 Planet conference, Dr Borg says he has "established collaborations with two new wireless ISPs and we are looking at trialling BushLAN on their networks as soon as the transceivers are done.
www.isp-planet.com /fixed_wireless/politics/2002/australia_vhf.html   (1161 words)

 The Oz Politics Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Unlike the United States, Australia does not have a sizeable and growing body count that plays out every evening on the nightly news.
While Western Australia and Queensland are gangbusters, New South Wales and Victoria are in the doldrums.
By Thursday it was the polite phone call (after half an hour of “your call is important to us; however, all our consultants are busy at the moment …”).
www.ozpolitics.info /blog   (2047 words)

 Amazon.com: Keywords in Australian Politics: Books: Rodney Smith,Ariadne Vromen,Ian Cook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Political language is often used without explanation in the media, public debate, textbooks and lectures.
He is the author of Australian Political Culture (2001) and The New South Wales State Election 1999 (2000), as well as a number of articles and chapters on Australian politics.
He is the author of three books - Reading Mill (1998), Liberalism in Australia (1999) and Government and Democracy in Australia (2004) - as well as a number of articles in journals such as Prometheus, Social Alternatives, and the Australian Journal of Political Science.
www.amazon.com /Keywords-Australian-Politics-Rodney-Smith/dp/052167283X   (750 words)

 Blogtalk Downunder » Senator Andrew Bartlett - Blogs and politics in Australia and globally   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is reasonable to argue that blogs can bring significant benefits to our political processes and people’s engagement with and understanding of political and policy issues.
Should efforts be made to develop an informal set of aims or goals for political blogging (across the ideological spectrum) that may assist in maximising the possible benefits of blogging for political processes.
Some tentative answers to these questions will be posed by drawing on existing politically oriented blogs (including the relatively small number by elected MPs) and feedback from writers and readers of these blogs.
incsub.org /blogtalk/?page_id=39   (661 words)

 Australian Politics and Government of Australia from Nugget
Australians are becoming increasingly disillusioned with the way Australia is overgoverned, as evidenced by the diversity of political opinions expressed in their web sites.
Australia Needs an Industry Policy asserts that Australia's two major political parties have no industry policy worthy of the name.
Economic Reform Australia is a non-profit and non-party organisation concerned by a realisation that the debt money system used around the world is unsustainable.
dkd.net /mag/politics.html   (373 words)

 Australia Daily (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
SYDNEY, Australia: India will push for greater representation among developing nations at the International Monetary Fund at a meeting of global finance ministers in Australia this week, the finance...
John Vidal Australia's blistering summer has only just begun, but reservoir levels are dropping fast, crop forecasts have been slashed, and great swathes of the continent...
SYDNEY, Australia: Rising global inflation and soaring energy prices led by China's rapid economic development will top the agenda at a meeting of finance ministers and...
www.australiadaily.com.cob-web.org:8888   (613 words)

 List of political parties in Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Political parties in Australia lists political parties in Australia.
Australia has a strong two-party system; there are two dominant political parties or coalitions, and it is difficult for independents or other parties to gain seats.
One is a conservative group of parties that are presently in coalition at the federal level and in some states, but compete in others.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Australia   (586 words)

 Australian Politics
Australian Government and Politics elections database from the University of WA Postgraduate research in the Political Science in the Faculty of Arts at the Australian National University
Australia in Brief and other information from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Democratic Audit of Australia an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of Australia's democracy
www.anu.edu.au /polsci/austpol/aust/aust.html   (399 words)

 Australia Political (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
SYDNEY, Australia: India will push for greater representation among developing nations at the International Monetary Fund at a meeting of global finance ministers in Au...
SYDNEY -- Two old friends and customers, Japan and Australia, have come closer to putting the finishing touches to a historic deal that will firm up one of the world's...
They say words are only words - but not if they come from the mouth of Australia's senior Muslim cleric, Mufti Taj...
www.australiapolitical.com.cob-web.org:8888   (652 words)

 Omniseek: /Politics /Australia /
Former Governor of Victoria, Davis McCaughey, speaks with the authority of wisdom and experience on issues that are of fundamental importance to contemporary Australia.
Herein lies a wealth of information on the League specifically and monarchy in Australia generally.
Australia has become the first country to unionise the world's oldest profession
www.omniseek.com /srch/{7958}   (313 words)

 Political Resources on the Net - Australia 1 (Parties)
Socialist Party of Australia Trotskyist organization, section of CWI
Liberty Australia Full resources on the facts of Australia's recession
For the Sovereignty of the People Website for Australian political treatise arguing a defence of the constitutional monarchy of the Westminster system
www.politicalresources.net /austral.htm   (128 words)

 Australia: Government, Politics, and Law: The Legislature and the Executive (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)
Australia: Government, Politics, and Law: The Legislature and the Executive (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)
Australia: Government, Politics, and Law: Legislatures and Government
Official gateway to information about Australian federal and state governments, as well as general information about Australia.
www.loc.gov /rr/international/main/australia/gov-legis.html   (158 words)

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