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Australians Born In August
This month's Australian birthdays include two very different authors. One was a famous doctor who wrote Nuclear Madness, and the other wrote the childhood favourite Mary Poppins. Yes, Mary Poppins was written by an Aussie. More Aussie birthdays this month include Australia's first nude male centrefold, plus musicians, actors, athletes and politicians. For those no longer with us, it's a way to remember them too.
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Australian Military Report
Some of the questions I receive are from students working on a school project. Gene asked if we had any military information.
Australian Military Resources
We have quite a few resources on our website about the Australian military.
Democracy in Australia
definition. A system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.
Need to take your power back?
They Vote For You website
I am so very impressed with this website. It gives you a wealth of info without taking sides in any issue. That's very rare today.
You can look up policies like carbon price, ABC funding, fishing restrictions, HECS debts, compensating terrorism victims, renewable energy, and so much more.
It shows you how each politician voted, how every party voted, what was in each
In Tall Poppy
For more help with research, try some of the Australian websites I've listed on this page
Australian Women Writers
Stefania asked for information about women writers in Australia. That sounds like another school project.
We have several women writers on our website
bill, and the outcome. All with links to even more information. If you're really interested in what the government (all political parties) is doing in your name, TheyVoteForYou is a must see website.
Planning Alerts website
Is your favourite store, cinema or restaurant a few blocks away being converted into something you don't want in your neighborhood?
PlanningAlerts is a free service searching planning authority websites for development applications in your area and then emails you their details.
June 2015 a group of Google volunteer engineers teamed up with the OpenAustraliaFoundation volunteers to help PlanningAlerts expand their coverage to 2 million more Aussies. Bravo Google.
Right to Know website
A very interesting read from average Aussies making over 1,100 Freedom of Information Requests and the replies they received from the Australian government.
Contacting Australian Elected Representatives
Angry about what's going on in Australian politics, have a question or need help? Try these links.