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United Nations: Catalogue of the United Nations docuemnts and publications indexed by the UN Dag Hammarskjold Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva. Coverage is from 1979 onwards, however older documents are being added to the catalogue on a regular basis as a a result of retrospective conversion.
United Nations: Texts of bilateral and multilateral treaties and international agreements. Also details the status of treaties eg which member states signed, ratified or lodged declarations, reservations or objections etc.
U.S Government Printing Office: Previously known as GPO Access, FDYS Federal Digital System provides free online access to official U.S. Federal government publications. Via FDSYS the U.S. GPO provides perpetual free public access to print and digital publications of the U.S. Government by managing digital publications from Congress and Federal agencies, gathering publications from Federal Government Web sites, and scanning previously printed publications. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted.
State Library of Victoria: This online archive of historic government gazettes provides access to over 160 years of official information published in and about Victoria. It contains images of every relevant page in the Victoria Government Gazette produced since 1836, as well as a searchable index based on the published indexes in each publication. Not all names in the Gazette are indexed. First published in the earliest days of the colony, the Victoria Government Gazette (1836 to 1997) documents the official notifications of government decisions and legal actions to other governments, government agencies and the general public.
Western Australian Genealogical Society: The information on this CD-ROM contains the details of 525 men and women who served as warders, gaolers and matrons, within the prison system of Western Australia.
Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited: Westlaw AU contains the Firstpoint Case Digest and Citator service, covering Australian reported cases since 1825 and unreported judgements from September 1999. It can be used to research the litigation history of a particular case, read summaries of key cases or research a particular area of law. Westlaw AU also features authorised law reports including 'Commonwealth Law Reports' and 'Federal Court Reports'; leading practitioner journals such as 'Australian Law Journal'; Australian legislation and commentary, constantly monitored and updated to reflect current law in force; 'The Laws of Australia' and 'Australian Commercial Precedents'; and an Encyclopedia of Australian law.
Informit: Covers employment, industrial relations, and related topics, including labour economics, policy and legislation, workplace reform, employment policy and trends, recruitment and job searching, employment programs, enterprise bargaining, agreements, small business, work and family and organisational management.
CIA: Includes information on heads of government and government officials throughout the world. Updated regularly to reflect political changes. Useful addition to the CIA World Factbook.
: The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) provides access to worldwide law through 14 Legal Infomation Institutes which include the following: Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII); Asian Legal Information Institute (ASIANLII); British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII); Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII); Hong Kong Legal Information Institute (HKLII); Legal Information Institute (Cornell) (LII (Cornell)); Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII); Wits University School of Law (Wits Law School) and the Legal Information Institute of India (LII of India). In total access is provided to over 1100 databases from over 120 jurisdictions.
Ben Cahoon: World Statesmen is an online encyclopedia of the leaders of nations and territories. The goal of this site is to 'provide researchers with detailed lists of leaders, chronologies, flags, national anthems and maps to give an in-depth portrait of polities past and present.'
This resource contains links to major Australian legal sites on the Internet organised by jurisdiction. It provides links to the websites of all commonwealth courts (federal, high and family courts of Australia) and state law resources including legislation, parliaments and courts.
These are general sites for researching the Australian government on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They lead to a diverse range of information on Australian government resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.