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  1. Distance Education (Australian Correspondence Schools)
      Provides correspondence courses.

  2. Farm Animals - Australian (Education World)
      Provides sources of information on farm animals, including instructional sites. 4-01

  3. 12-11-05 Open Source Software Used in Australia (Wired.com)
      "While critics in the United States grow more concerned each day about the insecurity of electronic voting machines, Australians designed a system two years ago that addressed and eased most of those concerns: They chose to make the software running their system completely open to public scrutiny."

      "Although a private Australian company designed the system, it was based on specifications set by independent election officials, who posted the code on the Internet for all to see and evaluate. What's more, it was accomplished from concept to product in six months. It went through a trial run in a state election in 2001."

      "Called eVACS, or Electronic Voting and Counting System, the system was created by a company called Software Improvements to run on Linux, an open-source operating system available on the Internet." 12-05

  4. Australia and USA Pledge $127 Million for Fighting Global Warming (USA Today)
      "The United States and Australia on Thursday pledged a combined $127 million to an Asia Pacific plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting renewable energy sources and cleaner ways to use coal."

      "The countries at the meeting — with 45% of the world's population — account for nearly half of the world's gross domestic product, energy consumption and global greenhouse gas emissions, the Australian government said."

      "Greenpeace slammed Thursday's pledges as inadequate."

  5. Australia Launches Climate Plans (BBC News)
      "Prime Minister John Howard announced an investment of A$500m (US$379m) in clean technology, much of which will look at reducing carbon emissions from coal." 12-06

  6. -02-25-07 Australia's Losses from Global Warming (ABC News)
      "Could what's happening in Australia be the 'canary in the coal mine' for the rest of the world?"

      "Yes, in more ways than one. We've got about 95, maybe 98 percent of our population living along the coastline. [With the ice sheets at the poles and Greenland melting] the sea levels will be 100 meters (330 feet) higher than they are today. Forget Venice. I mean we're talking about sharks in the middle of (downtown) Sydney." 02-07

  7. New Prime Minister for Australia (Time.com)
      " 'Today Australia has looked to the future,' said the country's newly elected Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, claiming victory for his Labor Party for the first time since 1996. Poll after opinion poll had predicted a Labor triumph in national elections, but few had forecast its scale. Labor captured at least 22 seats from the ruling Liberal-National coalition — including, it appears, the northwestern Sydney seat held for the past 33 years by Prime Minister John Howard." 11-07

  8. Federer Wins Australian Open (ESPN.com)
      Provides a short review of the game against Murray. 01-10

  9. -02-24-12 Google to Map Australia's Great Barrier Reef (U.S. News)
      "Google Street View’s reach already extends from the streets of Johannesburg to halls of the Palace of Versailles. Now the company is taking its cameras underwater to map Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

      "No, the idea isn’t to give people directions as they scuba dive. Instead, the project, dubbed the Catlin Seaview Survey, is meant to study the effects of climate change on the reef and provide people everywhere the chance to virtually explore one of the most biologically diverse spots on the globe." 02-12

  10. Australia (Excite)
      Provides destination information. 10-09

  11. Melbourne Australia - The Age (Newspaper)

  12. Melbourne Australia (CitySearch)
      Provides "inside information," chat areas, professional services information, arts and entertainment, eat and sleep, community information, news, and more.

  13. Journals - Australian
      Provides online texts for over 1,000 Australian journals.

  14. Australia (Charles Sturt University)

  15. Epstein-Barr Disease (Australian Academy of Science)
      Provides a description of the virus, as well as common complications arising from it, such as glandular fever or infectious mononucleosis. A vaccine may be close at hand. Sometimes visitors misspell as Epstene Bar or Barr. 9-00

  16. Characteristics of Gifted Children (Education Department of Western Australia)
      Provides a checklist of learning characteristics and behaviors associated with children who are gifted. 5-01

  17. Karzai - An Interview with Hamid Karzai (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
      Provides an interview with Hamid Karzai, a Pashtun tribal leader allied with the former King Mohammad Zahir Shah. Karzai said that, after the Taliban are removed from power, Afghanistan will need help from the international community to rebuild. However, speaking of the factions before the Taliban were in power, he said 'If the foreign intervention does not stop in Afghanistan from all around, terrorism will not end in Afghanistan. This message should be heard clearly by the international community.' 10-01

  18. Australia (CountryReports.org)
      Provides a profile by topic, including Economy, Defense, Geography, Government, People, National Anthem, Lyrics and Related Links. Provides a map and a flag. 6-02

  19. Australia

  20. Australia (LonelyPlanet.com)
      Provides information on the history, culture, people, geography, and a map.

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