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Australian Government on the World Wide Web

The Australian Government has a strong presence on the Internet, from the Prime Ministers office to the Budget papers, to the various Government funded organisations around Australia. While they are all (mostly) accessible if you work you way through the Australian Government's Internet entry point, we've also created some direct links to some of the major Departments and Organisations, and to some of the more relevant ones (to rural Australians).

Links are arranged where possible under the following general headings:


Australian Governments' Entry Point
"Welcome to the Australian Governments' Entry Point & official gateway to Australian government information."
Hansard Internet Publishing Service
" link to the Senate and House of Reps daily Hansards (available the day after)"
Archives of Australia
"As a service to Web users this Home Page for archives in Australia is maintained by the Australian Archives, the official repository for Australian government records."
OSIRIS Home Page
Industrial Relations Information Site - fully searchable for Awards, Agreements, Decisions, Variations, Decision Summaries


Commonwealth Government Entry Point
Links to the Constitution, the Prime Minister, Parliamentary information, Commonwealth Departments and Australian Political Parties.
Commonwealth Government Departments & Agencies
Australian Commonwealth Departments listed alphabetically.
Contacting the Commonwealth
To help you locate postal, fax and E-mail contacts for Australian Government organisations.
The Australian Trade Commission
Australian Bureau of Statistics World Wide Web information service
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
The Australian Institute of Sport from the Australian Sports Commission
Australian Electoral Commission
"Our purpose is to conduct federal elections and referendums, to maintain the electoral rolls, to run industrial elections, and to provide electoral information, education programmes and related services. "
Australian Commonwealth Ombudsman
"The Australian Commonwealth Ombudsman investigates complaints about Commonwealth Government departments' and agencies' actions to see if they are unlawful, wrong, unjust or discriminatory."
Australian Securities Commission
"More than a corporate watchdog" - Company searches, company information etc...
Australian Taxation Office information and related links.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs
DEETYA - Australian Job Search
Job Search from the Australian Department of Employment, Education, Training & Youth Affairs
Department of Finance
Includes "The Commonwealth Budget" - '94 to the present.
Department of Workplace Relations and Small Business
The Department of Workplace Relations and Small Business (formerly the Department of Industrial Relations)
Department of Industry, Science and Tourism (DIST)
Industry, Consumer Affairs, Science and Technology and Tourism
The National Library of Australia World-Wide Web site
Aged and Community Care
Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services


Australian State and Territorial Governments
"Australia has six states, and two mainland territories as well as island territories (Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Norfolk Island)."
New South Wales State Government
Entry point and links
Government Agencies with Home Pages
New South Wales Government Agencies on the Web
Country Guide
"A directory of New South Wales Government services for country people"
Government of Victoria
"...information concerning Government structure, departmental roles and current projects, and links to a wide range of information resources related to the State of Victoria."
Victorian Government Departments
Victorian State Government Departments and Agencies links page
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
"The Department of Natural Resources & Environment, Victoria was formed by the integration of organisations from the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, the Department of Agriculture, Energy & Minerals, Surveyor General, Land Titles Office, Valuer General and the Office of Geographic Data Co-ordination."
Agriculture Victoria
Guide to Agriculture Victoria resorces


Australian Local Governments
Australian Local Governments and Local Government Organisations entry point for all states
NSW Local Government Directory
Links to NSW Local Councils, County Councils, Regional Organisations of Councils, Local Government & Shires Associationsand the Department of Local Government
Albury City Council
Albury City Council information and contact details
Victoria - Local Government
Cities and Shires
Victorian Councils Guide - Wodonga Rural City Council
(This link may not be reliable long term, please advise us if it stops working)

By Request:

While we will attempt to appropriately categorise any link requests we get, some won't fit ...

... and here's a good one. A request was received for a link to the "bill of rights australia". Well, we don't have one (an Australian Bill of Rights that is). Here's some information on the historical background and current situation:
The Need for a New Preamble to the Australian Constitution and/or a Billl of Rights
Department of the Parliamentary Library - Research Paper 12 1996-97
And here is the closest thing we do have:
Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission, Australia
Human Rights, Rights of the Child, Rights of the Disabled, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander social justice, Race discrimination, Sex discrimination, Disability discrimination, Privacy etc. Links from the "Legislation" page to the text of legislation are to the Australian Legal Information Institute (AUSTLII)

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