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Extractions: Australia is the smallest continent in the world. Lying southeast of Asia, it is bound by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Coral Sea to the northeast, the Timor Sea to the northwest, the Indian Ocean to the west and the Tasman Sea to the southeast. The continent consists largely of plains and plateaux, and can be divided into three principal topographical regions.
Veterans' Home Care: Regions These revisions do not affect other states and territories Maps of regions and listingof regions and Statistical Local australian Capital Territory VHC region. http://www.dva.gov.au/health/homecare/regions.htm
Extractions: Veterans Home Care: Regions For detailed maps of Veterans' Home Care (VHC) regions by State/Territory follow the links in the table below. Note: Updated statistical data and regional information for South Australia is now available. These revisions do not affect other States and Territories. Click here for details of who to contact for the revised information. Region Description New South Wales VHC regions Maps of regions and listing of regions and Statistical Local Areas covered by NSW Victoria VHC regions Maps of regions and listing of regions and Statistical Local Areas covered by VIC Queensland VHC regions Maps of regions and listing of regions and Statistical Local Areas covered by QLD South Australia VHC regions Maps of regions and listing of regions and Statistical Local Areas covered by SA Western Australia VHC regions Maps of regions and listing of regions and Statistical Local Areas covered by WA Tasmania VHC regions Maps of regions and listing of regions and Statistical Local Areas covered by TAS Australian Capital Territory VHC region Map of region and listing of Statistical Local Areas covered by the ACT Northern Territory VHC regions Maps of regions and listing of regions and Statistical Local Areas covered by the NT Back to top of page Who to contact For revised information, please contact:
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Extractions: Suicide and the Lack of Political Will Paul Peake One of the major charges brought against private firearms ownership by the anti-gun lobby in Australia centres on the role of firearms in suicides, the argument being that if all privately owned guns are removed from the community there will be a corresponding fall in the incidence of suicide. The facts suggest, however, that firearm controls have little impact on overall suicide rates, and the lack of political will in addressing the real issues might be killing hundreds of Australians every year. Table 1 shows that the overall suicide ratio in Australia has altered very little in more than a century. It is reasonable to assume that as the community has become more urbanised and regulatory measures have become more stringent, the degree of private firearms ownership over the same period has declined, yet the suicide rate has nevertheless remained relatively stable. Table 1. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics data. While the overall percentage of suicides has remained even for more than 100 years, Table 2 shows that suicide by firearm has actually been decreasing for some time. However, alternative methods such as gassing and hanging have been steadily increasing. Table 2. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics data.
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Extractions: Organisation Structure The MEMBERS , of AusDBF are the regional controlling associations. These regions generally correspond with Australian states or territories. Individual dragon boat crews are affiliated with AusDBF via membership to their regional contolling association. Each regional controlling association is responsible for the development and control of dragon boat racing in their state or territory. The NATIONAL COUNCIL , is the AusDBF policy making body and is made up of delegates representing each member. Full Members send 4 delegates and Associate Members 1 delegate to meetings of the National Council. The National Council generally meets twice a year - the AGM held in conjunction with the National Championships in April, and again around November/December each year. The BOARD OF MANAGEMENT Organisation History Dragon Boat Racing in Australia Dragon boat races are held in Australia from Broome to Brisbane, from Perth to Sydney and from Adelaide to Darwin. The first Australian involvement with dragon boat racing occurred in 1980 when the Penang Tourist Development Corporation invited the WA Surf Life Saving Association to send a team to the Penang Festival. This was followed the next year by invitations from the HKTA to WA and NSW to send teams to what was then considered the unofficial world championships on Hong Kong Harbour. In 1984 Sydney held the inaugural Sydney Dragon Boat Festival at Farm Cove. The Western Australia Dragon Boat Association formed in 1984. All other mainland states and territories have subsequently formed State Associations to administer dragon boat racing in their region
Extractions: home news and adverts media releases The Federal Government today announced the first 7 projects, worth $2 million, under the National Land and Water Resources Audit. The Audit is funded under the Federal Government's Natural Heritage Trust and will provide an independent, objective assessment of the extent of degradation arising from approximately twenty key types of land and water problems, including an economic analysis of each problem. The seven projects are: Decision support for catchment committees (West Gippsland, Victoria) Development of farming systems and improving catchment health (Fitzroy Catchment, Queensland) Supporting and managing land use impacts and change (Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia) Rangelands trend and condition assessment for the Tropical Savannas (Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia) ... Sustainable use of water resources (Tasmania) ; and Native vegetation mapping to support vegetation management in the low-rainfall cropping areas (Walgett Shire, New South Wales) Mr Anderson said State and Territory commitment to the Audit is well demonstrated by the quality of projects put forward. "All of the projects address key issues as States and Territories work with rural communities to develop Regional Australia," he said.
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Extractions: Australian Statistics: Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Statistics: Bureau of Tourism Research Australian Statistics: Tourism Victoria , and other states Australian Statistics: Dept. of Industry, Tourism and Resources Australian Statistics: Australian Tourist Commission International Statistics Statistics on the Use of the Internet Australian Bureau of Statistics AusStats http://www.abs.gov.au Most of the current ABS publications are now only available in AusStats - the ABS database of Australian statistics, to which the Library has access. Details of some useful titles follow. Access AusStats via the Library home page under Databases. Select "A" from the alphabetical list, and then "AusStats". To search ABS: Searching is easy if you know the ABS catalogue number for your publication. Select " Statistics ", then "
Extractions: Wildlife conservation Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council Proceedings of the ANZECC Australasian regional seminar on national parks and wildlife management (6th: Australian Alps, 13-27 March 1994) [Canberra], ANZECC, 1994 : 460p Senior parks and wildlife planning and management staff from all States and Territories, the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Mauritius attended a 15 day travelling seminar through the Australian Alps. The central themes were cooperative natural area management, resort management and national parks, technological innovation, and its application to natural area management, business management and marketing in park management, and access and recreation management, and supporting case studies. (Au) National parks ; Wildlife conservation ; Site management Australian Alps Boden, R Endangered species strategy Bogong : Summer 1992, 13(4): 21-22 This article reviews An Australian national strategy for the conservation of species and communities threatened with extinction, prepared by the Endangered Species Advisory Committee. Statistics on extinct, endangered and vulnerable species are quoted, including the statement that 50% of all mammal species that became extinct worldwide in the last 200 years were in Australia. The strategy is seen as presenting a carefully argued case for conservation on economic, scientific, cultural and aesthetic grounds. (Au, MP) Endangered species ; Extinct species ; Wildlife conservation ; Policies
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Extractions: European settlement began in New South Wales in 1788, at Sydney, the nation's largest city and host of the 2000 Olympic Games. Sydney's Harbour Bridge and Opera House are national icons, and its airport is the country's major international gateway. Victoria is the smallest of the mainland States but the second most populous and the most densely populated. Its capital, Melbourne, Australia's second largest city, hosted the Olympic Games in 1956. Victorians' enthusiasm for sport is legendary and the nation stops each November for the Melbourne Cup, Australia's premier horse race.
Extractions: Departments Business Migrants come under the Skilled Migrants Stream, but there are so many special provisions for them that Australian Visas puts them in separate categories. It's worth looking at the 1997-1998 statistics to see where migrants came from, and where they settled in Australia. These are the top ten countries of origin: Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Africa, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Singapore South Korea, Kenya and the United States of America 40% of Business Migrants settled in NSW
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Extractions: With no native vines in Australia the vines were imported mainly from Europe. Vines have flourished in five of Australia's eight states and territories for over 200 hundred years. Australia boasts some of the oldest vines in the world. It is not uncommon to find Shiraz vines, called Syrah in some parts of the world, over 100 years old. Many are on original rootstock because Australian vines were not crippled by the phylloxera bug like those in California or Europe. And Australia didn't experience Prohibition, either. Historically, grapes were planted near the areas where people lived, often within city limits. When more Europeans settled in Australia at the beginning of the 19th century, they scouted out areas that resembled the rolling hills and gravelly soils of their homelands. As Australia's wine culture grew, more scientific methods were used to determine which combinations of soils and climates would be best suited to grapes. New appellations-or geographic indications as the Australian's call them-are still being developed.
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Extractions: Places to visit in Australia Australia is a huge country and for this reason it is best to determine the length of time available for your holiday before deciding on where to travel to. If you have decided on a particular state or territory and want to find out general information about them, there are links to these on the map and on the left of the page. If there is a particular place town or city that you would like information about, scroll down the page where you will find links to Capital Cities (also on the left of the screen) and below these are links to smaller towns and cities segmented by state and territory and listed alphabetically. Australian Cities, States and Territories
Extractions: Posted 15/1/01 Subscribe to get OLO by e-mail! Merely by taking gainful advantage of the lessons learned, knowledge gained and changes realised over the past 100 years, we are ever better equipped to design a new system of government that would better reflect current and future needs and aspirations of Australians, and would be an improvement on the present system in all significant respects. A number of us are beavering away at this task right now! A best-possible system must be excellent on the basis of fundamental principles of democracy, justice, equity, efficiency, affordability and so on, but must also be understandable and plainly desirable to enough Australians to succeed in the referendum(s) that count. Obviously, all else being equal, the better a proposed new model is, the more people will vote for it!
Extractions: Posted 15/7/00 Subscribe to get OLO by e-mail! The Head of State issue that has dominated the republic debate is merely one of many relating to our system of government that call for serious attention as we reach the Centenary of Federation By taking gainful advantage of the lessons learned, knowledge gained and changes realised over the past 100 years, we are ever better equipped to design a new system of government to reflect current and future needs and aspirations of Australians, and which would be an improvement on the present system in all significant respects. Australia is both over- and under-governed On the basis of international comparison, Australia is clearly very "heavily" governed at the sovereign state/territory and commonwealth levels, yet very "lightly" governed (arguably to the extent of chronic neglect) at the local and regional levels.
Extractions: Information ... NBCC home page Table 1 Leading cancers diagnosed in females in Australia in 1990: numbers, percents, age-standardised rates per 100,000 woman-years and cumulative risks to the 75th birthday (Jelfs et al. 1996). Table 2 Leading causes of death from cancer in females in Australia in 1990: numbers, percents, age-standardised rates per 100,000 woman-years and person-years of life lost before 75 years of age (Jelfs et al. 1996). Table 3 Risk of breast cancer incidence and risk of death from breast cancer by age group in women in Australia in 1982 to 1986 and 1987-1992 Table 4 Percentage of women in Australia in 1996 who nominated particular age groups to be at greatest risk of breast cancer (National Breast Cancer Centre, in preparation) Table 5 Numbers of new cases age-standardised incidence rates in 1992 and numbers of deaths and age-standardised mortality rates in 1994, the most recent available years, in each State and Territory. Table 6 Age-standardised rates per 100,000 woman-years and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of breast cancer incidence in women in Australia in two time periods and mortality in three time periods
Extractions: About Us Contact Us Media News ... Advanced Search You are here: Home Education Fab Facts Dimensions > External Territories Updated: 17 October 2002 Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest and windiest continent in the world. This land and ice mass is also the fifth largest continent in the world. However this area varies from season to season. In the summer months, the continent is fourteen million square kilometres in area with a diameter of 4500 kilometres. In winter, the freezing of the surrounding seas effectively doubles the size of the continent to more than thirty million square kilometres. This would make it three times the size of the United States of America. The actual rocky landmass of Antarctica, is only seven million square kilometres in area, with the coastline extending 7500 kilometres. There are a few rocky free zones along this coastline and these regions are called oases. The Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) was established in 1933 and was the largest single claim (42%) made by any country to sovereignty of Antarctica.
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Extractions: INTRODUCTION Australia in general Australia has a land mass roughly the same size as Western Europe or the USA (excluding Alaska). Settlement of Australia, by people now known as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples or Indigenous Australians, occurred some tens of thousands of years ago. Settlement by people from Great Britain and subsequently other countries began in 1788 resulting in a present day population of about 18.7 million with a diversity of ethnic backgrounds. About 80 per cent of the population lives in cities. There are large regions which have only small, scattered settlements or are unpopulated. Australia is a developed country with a generally high standard of living. System of government
Extractions: The Audits Vegetation Theme Work Plan (Cofinas et al. 1999) was developed in collaboration with State, Territory and Commonwealth agencies and was designed to specify and schedule a series of project tasks to: The products specified in the work plan were: a framework for the National Vegetation Information System that includes nationally consistent specifications for data attributes and standards; an archive of all vegetation data received and translated into the data compiler according to the specifications and standards; metadata meeting Australian New Zealand Land Information Council standards (page 0) and agreed page 1 attributes;