Conducts, facilitates and promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, especially through research, collections and publications. Provides information about their archives, library and Native Title Research Unit.
As the Government's principal source of research expertise on families, the Institute conducts research and communicates findings to policy makers, service providers and the broader community about factors that affect family wellbeing.
Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information. Collects and reports information on a wide range of topics and issues, ranging from health and welfare expenditure, hospitals, disease and injury, and mental health, to ageing, homelessness, disability and child protection.
Covers the Malayan Emergency (1948–60) and the Indonesian Confrontation (1963–66) which represent significant turning points in both Australian military history and the history of Australia’s international relations.
Maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. The Gardens also cultivates plants threatened in the wild to protect them against extinction and provide information which might assist reintroduction to their natural habitat.
Offers a system for discovery of data, and information about data, stored and managed by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences on behalf of a number of organisations.