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China National Knowledge Infrastructure: This resource indexes thousands of research level Chinese language periodicals published in the People's Republic of China. Areas covered include economics, politics, law, humanities, engineering science, agriculture, medicine, and electronics. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Commonwealth of Australia: This website's aim is to trace the development of Australian democracy through the key documents directing the constitutional paths taken so far. The eight State and Territory government archives planned and produced this website in partnership with the support of Australia's National Council for the Centenary of Federation. Collected on this website are the sets of documents which tell the story of Australia's democracy.
Gale: The Dublin Castle administration in Ireland was the government of Ireland under English and later British rule, from the twelfth century until 1922, based at Dublin Castle. Dublin Castle Records, 1798-1926 contains records of the British administration in Ireland prior to 1922, a crucial period which saw the rise of Parnell and the Land War in 1880 through to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1921. This collection comprises materials from Series CO 904, The National Archives, Kew, UK. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale: In more than 8,000 issues since first publication in 1843, The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive analysis of global news every week, presenting the world's political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them. Because of its global editorial perspective, it is read by more of the world's political and business leaders than any other magazine. The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2003. Includes Supplements, Special Reports and Surveys as well as full-colour images, multiple search indexes, exportable financial tables and a gallery of front covers highlighting a key topic of each week. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Economist Intelligence Unit: Provides country analysis and forecasts, risk assessments, economic and market data, daily news analysis, industry trends and management strategies. Country Reports are included for all countries. Other documents included in this service and providing varying levels of country coverage include: Country Finance, Country Forecast, Country Risk Service, Country Commerce, European Policy Analyst, Global Outlook, Country by Country 2006. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
OpenAustralia Foundation: ElectionLeaflets.org.au contains contributed images of election leaflets used in state and federal election campaigns throughout. Currently (May 2013)contains leaflets relating to selected elections since 2010, including for the forthcoming 2013 Australian Federal election.
Australian Government Information Management Office: This directory is a guide to the structure, organisations and key people in the Australian Government. As well as containing contact details for the Commonwealth Parliament, the Governor-General, Commonwealth courts and other government departments and agencies, it also lists the legislation administered by each government agency.
National Library of Australia: GovPubs is a guide to selected types of Australian government publications, such as Acts, Hansards, Budget Papers, Gazettes and Parliamentary Papers, located in Australia's National, State and Territory libraries or available on the Internet. A historical description of each publication is provided, and holdings information helps locate resources in each library or online.
Proquest: Proquest HCPP Online provides access to the eighteenth and nineteenth century parliamentary papers of Britain. As the working documents of government, parliamentary papers encompass all areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy, and are vital to the historical record of Britain, its former Colonies and the wider world. HCPP online brings together the following resources: the Chadwyck-Healey microfiche edition of the nineteenth century House of Commons Sessional Papers; the accompanying 5 volume index by Peter Cockton 'Subject Catalogue of the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801-1900'; and The Eighteenth Century Parliamentary Papers Collection from BOPCRIS (featuring publications published officially by the House of Commons or the House of Lords from 1688 to 1834, including sessional papers and other material such as Journals and Private Acts). HCPP currently contains an index for all parliamentary papers from 1801-2004, and full text for 1688-1900. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies: This resource covers a range of papers tabled before both the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council including: Reports from Government Departments; Select Committee Inquiries into a variety of matters; Civil Service Lists which include government employees; and Government Tenders, accepted and rejected. The purpose of this index is to gain access to the many instances in which the 'ORDINARY' person is referred to in government papers. In a very few cases, the information provided is little more than name, date, and district, however a careful reading of the source document may fill in pertinent details. In many cases, the information is more detailed and provides valuable leads to other material, however it must be remembered that the references are to government business, not church or private business matters.
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.