The Vietnam War was the longest conflict in which Australians have been involved; it lasted ten years, from 1962 to 1972, and involved some 60,000 personnel. A limited initial commitment of just 30 military advisers grew to include a battalion in 1965 and finally, in 1966, a task force. Each of the three services was involved, but the dominant role was played by the Army.
International scholarships and fellowships offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia and for high-achieving Australians to do the same overseas. They are awarded each year to citizens of participating countries from Asia, the Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
Australia Day, January 26, is the biggest day of celebration in the country and is observed as a public holiday in all states and territories. This site includes links to what's on; information about our national symbols; activities for kids and teaching resources. The National Australia Day Council is the coordinating body for the Australian of the Year Awards and Australia Day celebrations across the nation.
The White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century will involve a comprehensive review of economic and strategic change in Asia and its implications and opportunities for Australia. The work on the White Paper will be led by Dr Ken Henry AC and will be completed by mid-2012.
The Australian and New Zealand Governments have agreed to a joint scheme for regulation of therapeutic goods (ie medicines, medical devices, etc). Transitional site until the single regulatory agency absorbs the current regulators - Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration and New Zealand's Medsafe.
This site provides the media and the general public with information about the Australia Telescope National Facility and educational resources on many aspects of astronomy. Link from Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) home page.
CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
The Review, chaired by Dr Ken Henry, examined Australian and State government taxes, and interactions with the transfer system in order to make recommendations to position Australia to deal with the demographic, social, economic and environmental challenges that lie ahead. Includes the Final Report.
The Australia's Prime Ministers website contains information about the life and times of Australia's Prime Ministers from 1901 to the present; and is a portal to Australian and overseas institutions with archives on these prime ministers.
Department of Veterans' Affairs website designed to tell the story of Australia's involvement in World War II through a variety of media including photographs, artworks, video and audio from the period 1939-1945.
The Australia-Japan Foundation was established with the broad objective of deepening and strengthening relations and understanding between the peoples of both countries. The Foundation has contributed since this time to the bilateral relationship and plays a strategic role expanding relations and understanding between people and organisations from both countries.
The Australia-Japan Research Project (AJRP) aims to provide a resource for historians and others interested in the Australia-Japan relationship, especially in war, from 1901 to 1957. The website contains a database of historic materials, several research essays and seminar papers, and various research aids, including glossaries and thesauri of geographical and military terms. The AJRP is a joint enterprise between the Australian War Memorial and the Japanese Embassy in Canberra
Australia.gov.au - your connection with government (this site) offers comprehensive and integrated access to Australian Government information and services. You will find a concentrated body of Australian Government information through this site. It links to information and services on over 700 Australian Government websites as well as selected state and territory resources. Australia.gov.au also searches over five million government web pages.
Makes accounting standards for the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and participates in the formulation of international accounting standards. It is subject to broad oversight by the Financial Reporting Council.
The Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) is a youth oriented organisation that is administered and actively supported by the Royal Australian Air Force.As an Air Force cadet, you'll learn about aviation, air traffic control, aeromodelling, aircraft engineering, orienteering and map reading.