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Indigenous Studies Program, The University of Melbourne: The Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements (ATNS) project is an ARC Linkage project examining treaty and agreement-making with Indigenous Australians and the nature of the cultural, social and legal rights encompassed by past, present and potential agreements and treaties. The project also examines the process of implementation and the wider factors that promote long term sustainability of agreement outcomes. The ATNS database is an online gateway which links together current information, historical detail and published material relating to agreements made between Indigenous people and others in Australia and overseas. The ATNS database is designed for the use of Indigenous and other community organisations, researchers, government and industry bodies.
National Library of Australia and Informit: Australian Public Affairs Full Text (APAFT) contains full text articles and indexed references from Australian journals in the social sciences and humanities, including current affairs, economics, law, literature and politics. Selected overseas sources are also reviewed for material on Australian subjects. This resource commenced in print as the Australian Public Affairs Information Service or APAIS in 1945; online availability dates from 1978. Early issues from 1952-1977 are at RF 016.3 AUS.
Commonwealth of Australia: APSJOBS provides information on vacancies within the Australian Public Service. Also provides access to previous issues of the electronic APS Employment Gazette plus links to employment opportunities within the various state governments. Other electronic government gazettes are also linked to, including the Government Notices Gazette, the Special Notices Gazette and the Periodic Notices Gazette.
Australian Government Information Management Office: This is a whole-of-government single point of access (portal) that provides access to Internet-based government information and services across federal, State, Territory and Local levels.
University of Western Australia: Provides information on Australian government and politics at both state and Commonwealth level. Information includes state-wide and nation-wide electoral results, party listings, governments information including premiers and prime ministers, party compositions within the State and Commonwealth parliaments. Information on current politics and government is presented, but the database also contains the historical information presented in the four print volumes compiled by Colin Hughes called 'Handbook of Australian government and politics' covering the years 1890-1999.
Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology: Australian social and cultural policy from over eighty member centres and institutes. APO offers fast access to much of the Australian social, economic, cultural and political research available online.
: This site is a gateway to the parliamentary websites for all States and Territories. From the parliamentary websites it is possible to access a range of information including links to Hansard (records of debates of the legislative assembly), Bills (legislation currently before parliament), Speeches by members, biographical information about members of parliament, reports of standing and select committees and additional information such as resources for students and teachers and live broadcasts of sittings.
Informit: Covers Indonesian politics, government, economy, political culture and demography. Original source material is usually in either English or Indonesian.
Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP): The BOPCRIS Digitisation Unit at the University of Southampton provides access via this website to scanned collections of 18th, 19th and 20th Century British Official Publications, including Parliamentary Papers. It also provides access to a large number of non-parliamentary publications.
U.S. Government Printing Office: The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. These publications make up the National Bibliography of U.S. Government Publications. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Updated daily it contains more than 500,000 records generated since July 1976 and also include records for publications dating back to the late 1800s. The CGP was originally the online counterpart of the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications 9discontinued in December 2004. For publications issued prior to 1976, the printed Monthly Catalog should be consulted.
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.