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Basin Kids

Basin Kids is a website especially prepared for students, parents and teachers to explore the facts and issues relating to the Murray-Darling Basin. Includes games, lesson plan ideas, native and alien fish information and more.

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Browse by topic to key internet links - general and subject specific

Parliamentary Library page includes key internet links to a range of general and subject specific information.

Parliament of Australia

Children's rights

Provides information about children's rights, how they are protected and some of the major human rights issues facing children around the world today.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Education resources

Links to many education resources available on the Parliament of Australia website.

Parliament of Australia

Education Resources - Wars, Conflicts and Peace Operations

Department of Veterans' Affairs page which includes a full list of educational resources published by the department and the Australian War Memorial.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Environment education for kids

Find out the effects of garbage and oil pollution on marine environments. Australian Maritime Safety Authority information page for kids; also includes links to games and puzzles.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

FAQs - National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia provides a series of answers to frequently asked reference questions.

National Library of Australia

Guide to government and law in Australia

This website contains the complete text of A Guide to Government and Law in Australia by Dr John Hirst. The book is an exploration of the history, structure and operations of Australian democracy with a concise description of the operations of the Australian system of government and law.

Education Services Australia Limited

Information for students

Information provided by Australian Human Rights Commission on how young people can get involved in human rights.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Kids have fun - information for your homework

Cybersmart suggestions for some good sites to help with homework and school projects.

Australian Communications and Media Authority

KidsView - Parliament in focus

Explore parliamentary concepts and processes through fun and educational games and interactives. Learn about representation, law-making, democracy, Parliament House and parliamentary treasures. Includes teachers' notes for teachers and parents. Kidsview is designed for upper primary students and is a sub website of the Parliamentary Education Office.

Parliament of Australia

Learning - Museum of Australian Democracy

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House provides schools and groups with the opportunity to experience the rich social and political history of the House through special tours and education programs.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Learning at the Library

Offers ways people can learn about using the National Library collections. Includes school programs and adult learning programs.

National Library of Australia

National Pollutant Inventory - for students

Provides free information about substance emissions in Australia. Check out the substance fact sheets to discover the many different sources of pollution.

Department of the Environment

Parliamentary Education Office

Provides parliamentary education services to schools, teachers and students. Includes access to factsheets and assignment assistance for kids.

Parliament of Australia

Prime Ministers of Australia

Australia has had 27 prime ministers since Federation in 1901. Learn about their lives and the times in which they lived. The National Museum of Australia also has a range of objects related to the prime ministers.

National Museum of Australia

Questacon – National Science and Technology Centre

Makes an experience with science and technology fun, educational and interactive and promotes greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community.

Questacon - National Science and Technology Centre

State of the Environment 2011 (SoE) report

Discover the state of the Australian environment – the SoE 2011 is a valuable resource for teachers, students, librarians, policy makers, environmental managers, consultants and the general public. The SoE is supported by a mix of summaries and detailed information as well as discussions of the drivers of environmental change, resilience, risks and what the future might look like.

Department of the Environment

Subject guides

A range of guides produced by the National Library of Australia. The guides contain key resources on selected subjects that will help get you started on your research. There are two main types of guide: Print Resources at the National Library of Australia guides which contain catalogue search tips and selected print reference works; and Selected Websites guides which list freely available websites.

National Library of Australia

Three levels of law-making

Australia has three levels of law-making – sometimes referred to as three levels of government – that work together to provide Australians with the services they need.

Parliament of Australia


Find and get Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more. Trove is a search service with access to collections across Australia and overseas collections that are relevant to Australia. Whether you are tracing your family history, researching a topic, reading for pleasure, teaching or studying, Trove can help.

National Library of Australia

Whales, dolphins and porpoises

Australian waters are home to a large number of unique and magnificent marine mammals, including 45 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises. The Australian Government has made whale and dolphin conservation a priority and is a world leader in the protection and conservation of these incredible animals both in Australia and internationally. Includes links to resources for teachers and students.

Department of the Environment

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