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Australia in brief

Australia in brief

A series of fact sheets covering aspects of Australia: its people, indigenous Australians; multicultural Australia; government; international relations; economy, business environment and industries; arts and sport; science and innovation in Australia; transport; and Australia and the environment.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Facts about Australia

Learn about our history, culture, great food and wine, art and spectacular natural landscapes. From our rich Indigenous history that dates back more than 50,000 years, to our legendary heroes and pioneers who forged the way, you'll find an insight into what makes Australia the vibrant, modern and multicultural nation it is today.

Tourism Australia

Geographic information

Information about Australia's landforms, dimensions and land tenure, plus links to topographic mapping.

Geoscience Australia

Year Book Australia 2012

Provides a comprehensive and detailed statistical overview of various aspects of the economy and social conditions in Australia. Also contains Information on Australia's government, international relations, defence, social security, geography and climate.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

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