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Marine Environment

Australia has the world’s largest area of coral reefs and the third largest area of mangroves. Our marine environment supports a variety of creatures such as dugongs, dolphins, seals, whales, and thousands of different fish and shellfish species. Thirty of the … Read more

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Cars

Sir Edward Wheewall Holden (1885 – 1947) is considered the father of the Australian car industry. Sir Edward’s company Holden was founded in 1856 as a saddlery business, but later moved into the automotive field. Holden became a subsidiary of … Read more

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Australian Flood Help

Tony Weber, hydrological consultant, estimated that in just 72 hours the skies above southeast Queensland poured over 6 billion tonnes of water on the earth below. It may be hard for the average person to really comprehend how much water … Read more

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Tourism

There’s a lot to see and do in our wonderful country. The following websites can provide you with a wealth of information to make your visit a pleasant one. When touring, you can even find where the local toilets from … Read more

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Politics

No matter who you vote for, no matter what is happening in politics, these handy links will be of interest. Australian politics are very different to the USA. We have no set terms of office, no limit on how long … Read more

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Australian Weather

Australian weather varies significantly from state to state. Seasonal temperature changes range from highs of 50 degrees Celsius to lows of sub-zero temperatures depending on where you are. The weather extremes are from the desert to the tropical and sub-tropical … Read more

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Finance and Taxes

They say money makes money. This can easily be proven by checking out the profits our banks make each quarter. And then there’s taxes. Sometimes it feels like the more we earn, the less we actually get to keep. From … Read more

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Australian Placenames

The Australian National Placenames Database  when completed contain all known Australian names, documenting their pronunciation, origin, meaning, history, cultural significance, status, map reference and location. It will eventually be accessible over the Internet to everyone. Gazetteer of Australia ACT – … Read more

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Aviation

Australians have always been fascinated by flight. The first flying machine in Australia was of course, the boomerang. The first manned flight in Australia was in a gas filled balloon by William Dean in Melbourne on 1 February 1858. See … Read more

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Help for Aussies Overseas

Are you an Australian living overseas? We’ve put together a variety of helpful information you may need while outside Australia. Most links are to Australian government websites. To make things easier for you, whenever possible we’ve linked directly to the … Read more

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