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Australian Government travel advisory and consular assistance service. Provides travel advice for countries and events, guidance about travel insurance and staying safe and healthy, and getting help overseas.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's function is to provide radio and television services within Australia and overseas and to promote Australia's musical, dramatic and other performing arts. Established on 1 July 1983 by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, the Corporation had previously operated as the Australian Broadcasting Commission since 1 July 1932.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Acts and Legislation (ComLaw)

The ComLaw site provides a search facility for legal information. It contains full text of Commonwealth Acts, as well as Bills and Legislative Instruments (Regulations) and Gazettes in electronic form. It does not provide access to State Legislation or Commonwealth and State Case Law Databases.

Attorney-General's Department

Australian Government competitive neutrality guidelines for managers

Guidelines are to assist agencies to determine what their Competitive Neutrality obligations may be and what adjustments may need to be made.

Department of Finance

Australian Newspapers Online (1803 - 1954)

National Library of Australia's Index of Historic Australian Newspapers, 1803-1954 are available online and can be searched by an article name, title of a newspaper and by date.

National Library of Australia

Browse by topic - [reference and research tools]

Parliament of Australia page providing links to a wide range of ready reference sources that are available on the Internet.

Parliament of Australia

Browse by topic to key internet links - general and subject specific

Parliamentary Library page includes key internet links to a range of general and subject specific information.

Parliament of Australia

Commonwealth competitive neutrality policy statement

In February 1994, all Australian Governments agreed on the need to accelerate and broaden progress with implementing microeconomic reforms. This commitment was expressed, in part, in the Competition Principles Agreement (CPA), executed at the Council of Australian Governments' meeting in April 1995.


Commonwealth procurement guidelines - FMG 1

The Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (CPGs) establish the core procurement policy framework and articulate the Government's expectations of all departments and agencies (agencies) subject to the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act) and their officials when performing duties in relation to procurement.

Department of Finance

Exchange rates

Current exchange rates as listed by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Reserve Bank of Australia

National Measurement Institute (NMI)

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is responsible for establishing and maintaining Australia's units and standards of measurement and for coordinating Australia's national measurement system. NMI was formed from the National Measurement Laboratory (CSIRO), the National Standards Commission and the Australian Government Analytical Laboratories and continues their work.

National Measurement Institute

Public Sector Innovation Toolkit

The Public Sector Innovation Toolkit has been developed to assist individual public servants, public sector teams and agencies wanting to increase the extent and effectiveness of their innovation efforts. Use the toolkit to learn about the innovation process, assess the strengths of an idea, get tips on putting together a business case, and more.

Department of Industry

Register of Australians travelling overseas

All Australians travelling overseas should register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) before travel. Your registration information will help find you in an emergency.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Statistics: research guide

Offers a listing of Australian and international general Internet sites for researching statistics.

National Library of Australia

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