The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies conducts, facilitates and promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, especially through research, collections and publications. This site provides information about AIATSIS, their programs, archives, library and Native Title Research Unit. There are also links to resources for family history, research grants and publications.
The Australian Institute of Criminology is the national focus for the study of crime and criminal justice in Australia and for the dissemination of criminal justice information. The Institute draws on information supplied to it by a wide variety of sources and its policy advice is objective and independent.
The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is the Government's principal source of specialist 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.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information.
The Australian Institute of Marine Science aims to generate the knowledge needed for the sustainable use and protection of the marine environment through innovative, world-class scientific and technological research.
The Australian Institute of Police Management is part of the Australasian Common Police Services. The Institute provides executive leadership and management development opportunities to improve the corporate performance and productivity of Australasian law enforcement and allied agencies.
The AIS is Australia's premiere sports training institute, internationally acknowledged as a world's best practice model for high performance athlete development.
The Australian International Legal Services Advisory Council (ILSAC) promotes the skills and the availability of high quality ADR services in Australia, both through ADR centres and Australian ADR practitioners. ILSAC was established by the Australian Government to provide advice to the Australian Attorney-General on issues relevant to international legal services.
The Australian Law Reform Commission conducts inquiries into, and reviews of, specific areas of the law and legal practice referred to it by the federal Attorney-General. In conducting an inquiry, the Commission undertakes comprehensive research, engages in wide-spread consultation, and canvasses policy reform options.
The Australian Marine Mammal Centre was established to help understand, protect and conserve the whales, dolphins, seals and dugongs in our region. The Centre coordinates Australia’s marine mammal research expertise to provides scientific research and advice.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is a largely self-funded government agency with the charter of enhancing efficiency in the delivery of safety and other services to the Australian maritime industry.
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) is a specialist public sector practice providing a full range of audit services to the Parliament and Commonwealth public sector agencies and statutory bodies.
The Australian National Botanic Gardens maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. The plants are displayed for the enjoyment and education of visitors and are used for research into plant classification and biology. A herbarium of preserved plant specimens is closely associated with the living collection.
The Gardens also cultivates plants threatened in the wild.
The Australian National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises ("the Guidelines") is the Executive Member of the Foreign Investment Review Board. The Australian NCP was established in 1991 following a review of the Guidelines. NCP's take a variety of forms in each of the adhering countries. The role of NCPs is to ensure the effective implementation and promotion of the Guidelines.
The Australian National Maritime Museum is a prime resource for historic vessels, migrant ships, family history, genealogy, maritime research, arts and culture, seamanship and much more.
Promoting a Healthy Australia (the Australian National Preventive Health Agency) is committed to improving health outcomes for all Australians. It supports preventive health initiatives targeting obesity, harmful alcohol consumption and tobacco.
Australian National Security website provides information on counter-terrorism, the roles of Australia's national security and policing agencies, national security coordination arrangements and the national counter-terrorism plan.
The Australian Natural Resources Data Library is 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.
The Australian Navy Cadets (ANC) is a leading provider of youth development experiences. The ANC is sponsored by the Royal Australian Navy and aims to build leadership skills in young people through adventure and exciting learning activities.
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) conducts research and development in relation to a broad range of nuclear science and technology activities, and the production and use of radioisotopes. It has a strong commercial focus and ensures that its research, technology transfer, commercial and training activities in nuclear science and associated technologies advance Australia's innovation, international competitiveness and environmental and health management.
The Australian Ocean Data Centre Joint Facility (AODCJF) provides a whole-of-government approach to ocean data management. It is a joint venture between six Australian Government marine data agencies - Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), CSIRO Marine AND Atmospheric Research (CMAR), Geoscience Australia (GA) and Department of Defence (RAN Directorate of Oceanography and Meteorology).
Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. This site includes details on the present and past Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year, and Senior Australian of the Year and nomination forms for the Australian of the Year Awards.
The AOFM aims both to manage Commonwealth net debt at least cost over the medium-term and contribute to supporting financial market efficiency, subject to the government's general policies and risk preferences
The Australian Paint Approval Scheme (APAS) develops minimum performance standards for coatings; tests and approves products available on the market; and publishes an annual List of Approved Products complying with APAS specifications. It also audits manufacturers to ensure they are complying with industry best practice manufacturing standards.
The Australian Passport Office website allows you to apply for an Australian passport, resume a passport application, and report a lost or stolen passport.