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Parliament House Canberra - Photo by stage88 - CC-BY

Population ................................................................. 20,294,082
GDP per capita 2005 (Purchasing Parity, US$)........... 32,900
GNP 2005 (Purchasing Parity US$ billions)................ 666.7
Unemployment.....................................................................4.9%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.2
 

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Australia Aboriginal Social Studies

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Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset - Photo by Paul Mannix - CC-BY

Labor force (%) ....... 1.5
Total Area...................................................................2,967,897 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................85
Life expectancy at birth (years).....................................................78
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births).......................................5
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 99

Go to Australia Capital City Canberra City Profile

 

Aboriginal Australia: History, Culture, and Conflict __ "Aborigines are Australia's indigenous people. Recent government statistics counted approximately 400,000 aboriginal people, or about 2% of Australia's total population." You will find a lot more. - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/spot/aboriginal1.html

Australia __ "Most people harbour a particular image of Australia, such as the Opera House or blood-red Uluru (Ayers Rock). Yet these famous icons do scant justice to the richness of Australia's natural treasures and its cultural diversity. Australia offers a wealth of travel experiences, from the vastness and drama of the outback, to the spectacle of the Great Barrier Reef and its islands, the cosmopolitanism of Sydney and arguably some of the best beaches in the world." History, culture, politics, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/australasia/australia/

Australia __ A good overview of Australia, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107296.html

Australia - Atlapedia Online __ A concise description of the country of Australia - From Atlapedia Online/Latimer Clarke Corporation Pty Ltd. - http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/austral.htm

Australia Geography __ You will find geographic landmarks, population and culture, majot industries, historical highlights and more in a series of click-to-read articles. - From Kidport.com - http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/WorldGeography/Australia/Australia.htm
 
Australia Geography - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements,... __ The title pretty much sums it up. - From Photius.com - http://www.photius.com/wfb/wfb1999/australia/australia_geography.html

 

Australia map and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/oceania/au.htm

Australia Photos __ You will find several pages of photo images from Australia. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Oceania/Australia/

Australia.gov.au - The Entry Point to Australian Government Services __ From employment information to national security and more, you will find it here. - From Government of Australia - http://www.australia.gov.au/

Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage Home Page __ "The Department of the Environment and Heritage advises the Australian Government on policies and programs for the protection and conservation of the environment, including both natural and cultural heritage places." You will find reports, learn about the National Heritage Trust, discover themes such as "atmosphere," bio-diversity," "coasts and oceans" plus a whole lot more. - illustrated - From Government of Australia - http://www.deh.gov.au/

Australian Political Parties and Organizations __ An extended list of political parties along with links to them. You will also find parties from Canada, Japan, USA, etc. - From Parliament of Australia - http://www.aph.gov.au/library/intguide/pol/polparti.htm

Constitutional Convention __ Contains the final transcript of the Constitutional Convention held at Old Parliament House, Canberra 2 February to 13 February 1998, which debated the issue of whether Australia should become a republic. - From Parliament of Australia - http://www.aph.gov.au/hansard/conv/hancon.htm
 
Country Profile: Australia __ "Australia is the smallest continent, but combines a wide variety of landscapes...These include deserts in its interior, hills and mountains, tropical rainforests, and heavily-populated coastal strips with long beaches and coral reefs off the shoreline." History culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1250188.stm

Doing Business in Australia __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=12 

Governor General of Australia __ Official website for the Governor General - http://www.gg.gov.au/

Guide to Australia __ Whatever you want to know may likely be here. You will find information on culture, geography, history and more. - illustrated - From Charles Sturt University - http://www.csu.edu.au/australia/
 
National Archives of Australia __ "The National Archives promotes good government recordkeeping and encourages community awareness and use of valuable Commonwealth records in its care." You will also find several online features and articles including a photo search which allows you to access and get the title of over 500,000 photos with over 80,000 of available online. - illustrated - From National Archives of Australia - http://www.naa.gov.au/

Nineteenth Century Exploration of Australia __ A wonderful overview of this period in Australian history. You will find an onsite link for each of the explorers. - by Charles H. Smith & Jennifer Rakestraw - http://www.wku.edu/~smithch/australia/

NSW Government Portal __ "The NSW Government website offers a range of services, from bill payments, public transport timetables and contact details for State government departments to identifying business opportunities within NSW." - Quote from gov.au - website from - state of New South Wales - http://www.nsw.gov.au/

Parliament of Australia __ A who's who, bills introduced, schedules, general government information - From Parliament of Australia - http://www.aph.gov.au/

Pictures of Australia __ Gallery of photos of Australia. - illustrated - From planetware.com - http://www.planetware.com/pictures/australia-aus.htm 

 

Service Tasmania Online __ "The Service Tasmania Online web site provides simple and consolidated access to relevant government services irrespective of the jurisdiction providing those services, and requires no prior knowledge of how government is structured. The user can easily identify and access resources from local, State, and Commonwealth jurisdictions. Access is provided via a wide variety of methods and flexibility is a key feature of the site." - Quote from gov.au - website from Service Tasmania Online - http://www.service.tas.gov.au/
 
Significant dates in Australian History from 1486-1915 __ A timeline of early Australian history which actually goes to 1945. - From Project Gutenberg - http://gutenberg.net.au/timeline.html

Victoria Online: Government Entry Point for Victorians __ "The Victorian Government Entry Point provides access to a wide range of online government information and services. Information on the Arts, Tourism and Small Business can all be accessed from here. The site offers access to a wide range of services including paying government-related bills, public transport timetables and access to community services." - Quote from gov.au - website from Victoria Online - http://www.vic.gov.au/index.jsp


 

 
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