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Aboriginal Art Stan Yarramunua is an Aboriginal artist/actor from the Yorta Yorta tribe on the Murray river in Australia. He designs and crafts unique Aboriginal Art based on stories passed down from his ancestors

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Australian Labour Party   

Australian Political Cartooning   

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People & Democracy List   

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Disability Information Victoria This service, funded by the Department of Human Services, is operated by Vision Australia Foundation in partnership with the Association for Children with a Disability and KnowledgeWorks. 

Disability Rights The Disability Rights section of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission's site provides information on current projects and activities, as well as links to community and industry organisations, State and Territory anti-discrimination bodies, international organisations and discussion groups. 

Opening All Options: Resource for Students with Learning Disabilities in Tertiary Education Opening all Options was developed as a NSW Regional Disability Liaison Office initiative. The site provides a comprehensive, accessible resource containing information currently available on Learning Disabilities, relevant to the needs of the Education sector. 

Universities Disabilities Co-operative Project (NSW) This web site provides information on the Co-op which was set up to provide assistance to universities in supporting their students with disabilities. 

International Day of Disabled Persons The United Nations observes annually, on December 3, the International Day of Disabled Persons. 


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The Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) Gateway to Australia's leading bilateral business organisation serving Australia and Indonesia. 

Australian APEC Study Centre This site contains details of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Centre's objectives, programs, activities and publications and links to other sites of interest.

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) ACIAR is an Australian Government authority that operates within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

Australian Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (AUSPECC) The site, hosted by the Australian National University, informs about the role of AUSPECC in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. 

The Commonwealth Knowledge Network (CKN) This website provides country-specific information, on sharing of knowledge and resources using modern information and communication technologies. Australia's E-commerce Report Card Australia's E-commerce Report Card, outlining where Australia is at in the development of e-commerce solutions and the introduction of new business models.

NOIE's Bandwidth Page The National Bandwidth Inquiry is a major Commonwealth Government study into the likely availability and price of bandwidth in Australia over the next five years. The page also provides links to other bandwidth related activities in Australia and elsewhere.

Putting Australia on the New Silk Road The 'New Silk Road' project, undertaken by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, seeks to identify elements of a successful international online trading environment. Policy related resources and other relevant sites are also available.

The Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies The Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS), based at the Australian National University, is a centre for research and postgraduate training on the Asia-Pacific region. Priority areas of the School are Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific. Research includes strategic and defence studies, archaeology, the impact of globalisation on local societies and cultures, urbanization, economics, politic and international relations, history, anthropology, linguistics, geography, gender and development. Recent publications and other relevant documents are available from the site.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body and the principal organ of the United Nations General Assembly in the field of international trade and economic development. The site is a starting point for information in the area of international cooperation with additional links to information on events, publications, press releases and references, and related WWW sites.

World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum is an independent and impartial international organization committed to improving the state of the world. The website informs about WEF involvement in regional and industry activities, publishing of reports and other documents covering global business and economic issues.

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Congo Trek Fay begins his journey in a wilderness preserve he helped create—Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of the Congo. “We will cross a total of about six through roads, and one railroad track.” Heading southwest, a team surveys and films animals and plants that may well become threatened as humans press into the wilds. Complete with links for lessons for primary to High School studies.

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Kids Connect An innovative website project of the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center, specifically designed to assist children and youth with HIV/AIDS. 

UNAIDS - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS UNAIDS is dedicated to preventing the transmission of HIV, reducing the suffering caused by HIV and AIDS, and countering the impact of the pandemic on individuals, communities and societies. 


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Indigenous Society

Stories of the Dreaming    


Indigenous Society   

Indigenous Fine Art Gallery   

Australian Aboriginal Art Gallery  

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Australian Institute of Family Studies

Community Aid Abroad

Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services

Save the Children

CROP - Comparative Research Programme on Poverty

First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty 1997-2006

Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)

North-western University / University of Chicago Joint Centre for Poverty Research

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Copenhagen Peace Research Institute   

International Peace Academy    

International Relations and Security Network   

Towards A Culture Of Peace   

WWWL International Affairs Resources   


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Demography and Population Studies - A huge list of links of interest to those studying demography and population. Compiled and hosted at Australian National University.

World Village Organisation   

Population In the New Millennium   

Welcome To Earth   

6,000,000 Human Beings   

Population Pyramids - This US government site allows the user to get a population pyramid for a country of choice.

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SOSE Organisations

AFSSSE - Australian Federation of Societies for Studies of Societies and Environment.

Social Studies: A World of Possibilities - This site is about teaching with the Internet, and this page is specifically about using the Internet for Social Studies.

Social Studies - An interesting range of links for Social Studies students and teachers.

Qld SOSE Syllabus - Queensland School Curriculum Council

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A Space Library - A virtual library of wonderful space related resources

NASA Calendar of Live Events

A wonderful resource of live webcasts relating to science, space and technology explorations.


NASA Kids brings reference topics divided into Space & Beyond, Rockets & Airplanes and Pioneers & Astronauts. Activities are listed under Projects & Games. 

Space Kids

Space Kids is the younger sibling of Great for younger readers, but Middle-schoolers (and older) perhaps should visit (look for the link on the left-hand menu) for in-depth space news and science. 

Space Place

Space Place is the place for hands-on elementary-age space crafts, space activities and space experiments. 

Virtual Journey into the Universe

If you have Shockwave and Java capabilities, take this exceptional virtual tour of our solar system. Starting in the cockpit, you have your choice of ten destinations: from the Sun to Pluto and Neptune. 

View of the Solar System

Views of the Solar System presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendour of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, spacecraft through a vast archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics and videos. 

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Australian Bureau of Statistics

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United Nations

Australia and the United Nations

UN related areas, in which Australia has made significant contributions and remains actively engaged, are explored at this site. Information is presented about Australia's contribution in areas such as international security and disarmament, environment, human rights, targeted development programs, agriculture, refugees and international nuclear safeguards.

Information Research: United Nations Information

This site is designed as a research tool, to find information about the United Nations. Some of the resources include: UN Internet Resources; Library; UN Depository Libraries; and Readex CD-rom Index to United Nations Documents and Publications.

United Nations Association of Australia

The organisation is involved in a number of programs and activities, dealing with a wide range of issues such as indigenous cultures, the environment, world population, refugees, nuclear and chemical weapons, terrorism, child labour, foreign aid, and others. 

United Nations CyberSchoolBus

A directory of fun and educational resources which provides information on different countries, the United Nations, games and puzzles to do and teaching resources on Curriculum areas, e.g. cities, diseases and telecommunications.

United Nations System

Official Web Site Locator for the UN System of Organizations including UN Headquarters, UN programmes, specialized agencies, autonomous organizations and the inter-agency coordination bodies. 

Water Quality

Catchment Water Management Boards

Cooperative Research Centre for Fresh Water Ecology

CSIRO - Urban Water Program (UWP)

Environment Australia - Marine Group

Land & Water Resources Research & Development Corporation

Water and Rivers Commission

Water Resources Centre Archives

The Water Quality Information

Water Wiser (American)

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Youth Culture



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