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61. SLAM! Sports: 2000 Summer Games: About Australia
THE LAND australian states and territories Queensland, also known as Australia'sHoliday State and The Sunshine State , is in northeast Australia.
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, also known as "Australia's Holiday State" and "The Sunshine State", is in northeast Australia. The Gold Coast, home to Surfers Paradise, is a 30-km stretch of beaches, man-made waterways and mountain trails and is a popular destination for tourists. Also popular are the Sunshine Coast's beaches , resorts and national parks, and The Great Barrier Reef. The climate in Queensland is tropical in the north and temperate in the south. The state capital, Brisbane, is home to about one million people.

62. A Virtual Tour Of Australia For Would-Be Tourists By Nugget
being expanded to cover all states and territories Northern Territory, and the AustralianCapital Territory will be included, together with more remote regions.
You can explore Australian regions and cities as a virtual tourist by taking this virtual tour from Nugget. Here, travellers and intending visitors can check out states, capital cities, and regional Australia before even leaving home !





Before you travel, consider visiting these destinations:
  • Sydney - Olympics 2000 City brings you a comprehensive description of Sydney's attractions and preparations for the Olympics.
    Australia's Holiday Coast
    begins just two and a half hours drive north of Sydney at the twin towns of Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens and stretches 300 fascinating kilometres to its subtropical capital, Coffs Harbour.
    Hervey Bay
    on Queensland's Fraser Coast is one of Australia's favourite holiday destinations.
    , Queensland, is a small town 1 hour south of the Tropic of Capricorn, boasting the 5th best climate in the world ! Maryborough City Life describes Heritage City, retirement capital and Home of the Queenslander. Kingaroy Overview - Peanut capital and regional business centre. SunWeb - Queensland's Sunshine Coast and highlands immediately north of Brisbane.

63. Australia Highlights Travel Summary
Australia has six states and two territories. of Tasmania; from the wonderful wineregions of Victoria Grand Prix, the Presidents Cup, the australian Open, the

64. Information On South Australia
is the driest of the australian states and territories a convenient base for touringregions such as The South australian Correspondence School provides tuition
South Australian
Psychological Board
South Australia has boundaries with other States on the west, north and east and on the south is flanked by the Southern Ocean. It has a total area of 984,377 km2, representing 1/8 of the Australian continent. More than 50% is pastoral land, with 6.5% of the State designated as national parks and wildlife reserves. Most of the population lives in the southern coastal zones below the 32nd parallel.
South Australia enjoys hot dry summers with relatively mild nights and cool winters, with most rainfall occurring during May to August. Adelaide's average daily maximum temperature in January is 29ºC, and in July 15°C. South Australia is the driest of the Australian States and Territories. Its average annual rainfall is 528mm, but just over 80% of the State receives an average of less than 250mm of rain a year.
The total population of South Australia at the last census was 1,459,600. Adelaide, the capital, has 1,067,300 people, or 73% of the State's total population. Whyalla (25,527) and Mount Gambier (21,155) are the two largest centres outside Adelaide, followed by Port Augusta (14,595), Port Pirie (14,110) and Gawler (13,382).
Adelaide is a major centre of commerce and industry and living expenses are low by national standards. Residential areas are well served by sports and health facilities and schools are usually within walking distance of home. All educational centres, from Universities to trade schools, offer innovative curricula and low student-to-teacher ratios. Sandy beaches and scenic rural areas are within easy access of the city.

65. Council Of Australian Governments’ Meeting April 2002
in accordance with NHMRC and australian Health Ethics selection of communities andregions will be discussed between the Commonwealth, states and territories
5 APRIL 2002 - CANBERRA COMMUNIQUE INTRODUCTION The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) today held its 11th meeting in Canberra. The Council, comprising the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), had wide ranging discussions on important areas of national interest. This Communique sets out the agreed outcomes of the discussions. HUMAN CLONING, ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY (ART) AND RELATED MATTERS The Council agreed that the Commonwealth, States and Territories would introduce nationally-consistent legislation to ban human cloning and other unacceptable practices. The Council noted the Commonwealth intends to introduce legislation by June 2002. The Council agreed that research involving the use of excess assisted reproductive technology (ART) embryos that would otherwise have been destroyed is a difficult area of public policy, involving complex and sensitive ethical and scientific issues. Having noted the range of views across the community, including concerns that such research could lead to embryos being created specifically for research purposes, the Council agreed that research be allowed only on existing excess ART embryos, that would otherwise have been destroyed, under a strict regulatory regime, including requirements for the consent of donors and that the embryos were in existence at 5 April 2002. Donors will be able to specify restrictions, if they wish, on the research uses of such embryos.

if we amalgamated all 6 states, 2 territories the whole up into just 30 autonomousregions. Since 1948 all other australian states have reformed/restructured
ABOLISH STATE GOVERNMENTS! Not a Single Issue Party In 1998 celebrated Australian author Rodney Hall published an important little book entitled 'ABOLISH THE STATES." Rodney's essential thesis is that we are the most overgoverned Western Democracy. We have one politician for every 930 Electors whereas the United Kingdom has one politician for some 22,000 Electors. We have 6 States, 2 Territories and 704 Local Government Areas. Given that we have merely 11.5 million electors out of a general population of 18.5 million it prompts us to question just how we are presently governing ourselves AND just how we could begin to govern ourselves better. Many respected observers, Rodney Hall et al, believe we could save up to $30 billion per annum if we amalgamated all 6 States, 2 Territories and 704 Local Government Areas and then divided the whole up into just 30 autonomous regions. But not New South Wales! The only significant alteration made by Governments in this State since 1948 has been the Greiner Government's legislating for the Pittwater hive-off from Warringah - which was a disastrous event from any perspective.

67. National Alcohol Indicators - Tools For Policy And Prevention
trends in alcoholrelated violence throughout australian states and territoriesbetween 1991 Non-metro regions had markedly higher levels of violence than
National Alcohol Indicators - Tools for Policy and Prevention
Funded by the National Drug Strategy, the National Alcohol Indicators Project (NAIP) is a nationally coordinated project aimed at tracking and reporting on trends in alcohol-related harm in Australia at national, state and local levels. One of the main objectives of the project is to develop a set of indicators for the continual monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of state and national alcohol policies. Four statistical bulletins have been published so far (to view the cover of a bulletin in pdf format, click on the coresponding thumbnail): Bulletin 1: Alcohol-caused Deaths and Hospitalisations in Australia, 1990-1997.
The first Bulletin documented national and jurisdictional rates of deaths caused by hazardous/harmful alcohol consumption between 1990 and 1997. It was estimated that 3,290 Australians died from injury and disease caused by hazardous/harmful alcohol consumption in 1997 and that over 72,000 hospital admissions were caused by high-risk drinking. About 70% of all alcohol-caused deaths and hospitalisations occurred among males and an average of 19 years of life were lost to premature death. From 1990 to 1997 death rates declined by over 20% with most of the decline between 1990 and 1993. Bulletin 2: Trends in Alcohol-related road injury in Australia, 1990-1997.

68. The Australian Outback
end of the continent, the Great australian Bight is where receives much more rainthan many regions, but it stretching through three of the five states and one
The Australian Outback The area known as the Australian Outback, has no boundaries, nor locality. It is a place engendered by the human spirit. A place deep within ourselves, where we instinctively recognise ourselves as being a primeval soul and at-one with nature; or in conflict with our world. Places known as 'The Outback' are many in Australia. They cover vast regions. However the one thing which they have in common is a sense of isolation, a sense of being a mere, small creature in the greater scheme of things. They are places where the laws of the land are muted by the demands of survival. This is 'The Outback' and it is what strikes the greatest awe, or fear within the heart of the civilized individual. In visiting 'The Outback' you have a vast choice of places to go. However in making that choice you also have a responsibility to attend to the demands of surviving your tour. Following are some of the outback regions that will hopefully bring to you a sense of what it is that stirs the hearts of Aussies when you mention 'The Outback'. The Great Australian Bight and Nullarbor Plain At the southern end of the continent, the Great Australian Bight is where the Nullarbor Plain dramatically ends in a vast, sheer cliff-face of limestone. An escarpment that plummets into the Southern Ocean, stretching for over 200 klm in an unbroken cliff line believed to be the longest unbroken cliff line in the world. The Nullarbor is a enormous flat-topped plateau stretching some 800 klm in distance and covering around 200,000 sq klm, where vegetation is exceptionally sparse (nulla arbor meaning no tree). The Nullarbor however receives much more rain than many regions, but it is the underlying limestone which being so porous gives little chance for vegetation to benefit.

69. Motu Research Trust: Is New Zealand An Economic State Of Australasia?
is not one of the core australian states (NSW and in certain respects to the peripheralstates (WA, SA The FRST programme considers regions within New Zealand
Home About Us Research Programmes Publications ... What's New at Motu Is New Zealand an Economic State of Australasia? Motu has recently won a Marsden grant, awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand, to research the relationships between the New Zealand economy and those of the individual Australian states and territories. The Principal Investigator for the study is Arthur Grimes with input from Suzi Kerr, Dave Maré and Motu research assistants. If trends and fluctuations across the Trans-Tasman economies exhibit similar characteristics, unified economic and financial institutions may be optimal. If they are dissimilar, separate institutions may be advisable. But how similar do developments have to be before it is efficient to adopt common institutions? One yardstick is to compare New Zealand developments with those occurring in Australian states and territories, which already share common economic and financial institutions. If the New Zealand economy relates to the federal Australian economy in a manner similar to a typical Australian state economy, there is prima facie evidence to investigate closer economic and financial linkages. This study makes relevant comparisons using labour market, price and production data. It extends understanding of how the New Zealand economy relates to that of Australia as a whole and to its individual parts, providing valuable background for policy discussion.

70. INVESTIGATOR Special Feature - States The Big/small State Gulf
New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, and the australian Capital Territory will to provide development opportunities in the small states and regions.

71. The KELLY-CLAN: County Limerick To Australia Connection- Australian Links
Queensland Cities and regions Tewantin Community Regional Countries AustraliaStates and territories Western australian Genealogical Society Inc.
The KELLY-CLAN: - County Limerick goes to Australia
A major listing page for "Australian Genealogy": If you find some duplicate listings or some that are not working please e-mail us and we will correct it or deleate the problem.... "Good Luck and Good Hunting"
Arts: Humanities: History: Browse By Region: Countries: Australia : Complete Listing

72. Federal Links
Conference on World regions http// australian Governments Entry Porthttp// also links to governments of six states and two
This page contains links to many other related sites. They have been categorized into seven different groups.


State Government

Interstate Compacts
Project Vote-Smart

Site established to increase political awareness among voters. Provides a wide variety of links to research organizations and think tanks that have publications on federalism.
Think Tanks

Links to reports on federalism from think tanks.
Link to this branch of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government at SUNY.
European Federalism:
Conference on World Regions
Dedicated to the discussion of geopolitical issues raised by emerging regional cooperative exchanges.
National Association of Regional Councils
Includes excellent section of links to regional councils in the fifty states and selected regional councils worldwide. Also includes information on the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations.
Council of State Governments

73. Brad's Australian Highways Page
Photos, route numbering, and Sydney freeways.Category Recreation Roads and Highways Oceania Australia...... all major cities and span all states and territories. see how cities, towns and regionsgained prominence Click to subscribe to the australian Highways Mailing
A photographic chronicle of road transport arrangements for the 2000 Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games. Various links to other great road-related sites on the World Wide Web. An explanation of what those numbers you see on road signs really mean - also, a guide to the new British-style route numbering system in many states of Australia. A history and a brief guide to Australia's National Highway, a system of Federally-maintained roads which connect all major cities and span all states and territories. Pictures from a short 150km roadtrip through southern Sydney and the Southern Highlands. A travelogue (complete with pictures) of a three-day 1900km roadtrip through New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria. Miscellaneous pictures of roads and signage that I've taken here and there over the many years that I've been interested in all things roadly. Your guide to Sydney's system of freeways and motorways, including histories and guides to exits along the freeways. The M2, M4, M5, F3 and F6 are covered, with more planned. A detailed explanation of Sydney's extensive system of Metroad route numbering system, signifying the 9 major routes into, out of and around Sydney. A map is included.

74. Regional Forest Agreements - Nationally Agreed Criteria For The Establishment Of
the significance of these areas to the australian community because of in the rangeof environments contained within regions in each of the states and the
NATIONAL Nationally Agreed Criteria for the Establishment of a Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative Reserve System for Forests in Australia 2. The forest conservation framework
The objectives of biodiversity conservation for forests are: These objectives will be most efficiently and effectively achieved through the development of integrated regional conservation strategies, which provide for the establishment and effective management of conservation reserves (the CAR reserve system) and complementary management of adjoining forest areas. The NFPS adopts this approach and requires management for the conservation of all species of Australia's indigenous forest flora and fauna throughout their range. The NFPS also specifically defines the need for the CAR reserve system to protect old-growth forest and forested wilderness to reflect "the significance of these areas to the Australian community because of their very high aesthetic, cultural and nature conservation values and their freedom from disturbance" (NFPS, p11). It also recognises the need for the CAR reserve system to safeguard endangered and vulnerable species and ecosystems.
There has been considerable development of bioregional frameworks by each of the States and Territories as a basis for nature conservation planning. This work has led to the development of an agreed interim national bioregional framework, which reflects the environmental determinants for broad patterns in landscape, ecosystem and species diversity. This framework (IBRA, 1995) is shown in Map 1.

75. Overview Of Funding Arrangements For Health Services In Australia
arrangements in the new australian Healthcare Agreements is (to varying extents acrossStates and territories within hospitals and across regions has changed Status Report 98/ffo_fund.html
OVERVIEW OF FUNDING ARRANGEMENTS FOR HEALTH SERVICES IN AUSTRALIA 3.1 BACKGROUND ISSUES Therefore, this report provides a very broad overview of funding arrangements for health services in Australia. These funding arrangements are extremely complex and vary between States, across programs and between publicly and privately provided services. They also change frequently. The aim is not to provide a detailed account of differences in funding arrangements between programs and across local and State boundaries, or to prescribe specific details of funding arrangements, either for health services generally or for telehealth. Rather, it is to identify the range of funding models which exist in Australia, in order to evaluate how different telehealth funding arrangements would operate within these models. Although the funding arrangements differ between States and Territories there are a number of aspects which are common:
  • within the current Medicare Agreements, cross-border flows between States and Territories are reimbursed by the State of residency on a weighted casemix basis. non-hospital ambulatory medical services and medical services provided to private patients are subsidised by the Commonwealth on a fee-for-service basis, through Medicare. It should be noted that the level of provision of community-based medical services varies within and across States. For example, in the Northern Territory, the Territory government has greater responsibility for provision of community-based medical services because of the relatively lower proportion of private medical practitioners, and the greater geographical dispersion of the population.

76. DOTARS :: NOLG - National Perspective - February 2002
the 9th intake of the australian Rural Leadership has worked closely with the Statesand territories Recognition for women taking action in Australia's regions.
Home Index Help Feedback ... Search NOLG Quick Links NOLG Related Sites National Office of Local Government
National Perspective
February 2002
Message from the Minister Welcome to this first National Perspective for 2002. It gives me great pleasure to write to you for the first time as Federal Minister with responsibility for Local Government. I intend to keep you informed through these pages of Federal Government initiatives of interest to you and your communities.
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[Top of page] Councils taking the lead From the Pilbara to Boonah, from Tumut to Alice Springs, from Whittlesea to Parkes, Local Government representatives have been getting together to hear about the positive things that leading councils have been busy doing around the country. Since the Leading Practice Seminar Series started in 2000, winners of the National Awards for Innovation in Local Government have shared their experiences with 111 other Councils around Australia.
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[Top of page] The Year of the Outback The Federal Government is a strong supporter of the Year of the Outback,in recognition of the important role of regional Australia in our national life.

77. Achieve Online Australia, Educational Resources For Students And Teachers. - Do
Do our Country regions Require Universities? by Dr Nelson today advising that theStates and territories in WA to soar' The West australian, Thursday October
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Do our Country Regions Require Universities?
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Author: Author Unknown Publishing date: 21.10.2002 13:39
Western Australia Education Minister Alan Carpenter has welcomed the support of the Federal Government for the expansion of higher education institutions into country areas of Western Australia, but warned that sufficient funding from the Commonwealth was essential to ensure the future of higher education for our students.
"I have been lobbying the Commonwealth since December last year about the severe disadvantages facing WA students who want to continue their education at a university level," Mr Carpenter said.
"Too many qualified WA students are missing out on a Commonwealth-funded university place simply because there isn't enough funding allocated to WA to create these placements."

78. PDWorld - Australian Survey
pages opening the lid to the australian demolition are large between seasons andregions ranging from over In recent years the various states and territories

79. Record ATSIC Election Vote - Media Release
record number of votes in all states and territories and in many rural and remoteregions, Mr Ruddock campaign by ATSIC and the australian Electoral Commission
The Minister Media Centre Reports Newsletters ... Minister's Immigration Site
Record ATSIC Election Vote
IPS 059/2002
More than 50,000 Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders have exercised their right to be heard in a record vote in the 2002 ATSIC Regional Council elections, the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Philip Ruddock, said today. Provisional results from the main polling day (Saturday, October 19) have already set a number of records with a number of elections yet to be held around the country, he added. "The provisional results show a record national voter turnout, a record number of votes in all States and Territories, and a substantial increase in voter turnout in most capital cities and in many rural and remote regions," Mr Ruddock said "An intense public information and awareness campaign by ATSIC and the Australian Electoral Commission urging increased participation and representation in the electoral process has also resulted in record voter enrolments and nominations for elected office." Mr Ruddock said: "The results "represent a substantial vote of confidence in the ATSIC electoral process by Indigenous people right across the nation."

80. Government
Australia's regions Regional Economic Development Organizations, http// TheAustralian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, http//www states territories,




Federal Agencies Invest Australia

Doing business in Australia Australian Trade Commission AusIndustry

Entry point for Government business assistance programs and services Australia Open For Business
Research agency specializing in commodities Australian Business Chamber Electronic information system for business Australian Customs Service Australian Employers' Federation ... Government Foreign Investment Policy Prime Minister's Homepage Productivity Commission Principal microeconomic reform advisory body to the Government The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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