What is the Magna Carta and what connection does it have with Canberra? Find the answer to this question and many others in the section on the Australian Parliament and system of government. Read about the history of the areas that became the Australian Capital Territory, and learn about the role of Walter Burley Griffin and his vision for Canberra. - Aboriginal history and culture - Maps, timelines, statistics - Historic illustrations - Covers geography, history, economics, government - Biographies of notable people - Australian Primary Curriculum
Contains final data from the 1991 Census of Population and Housing. Selected characteristics provided for the Australian Capital Territory (excluding Jervis Bay) and for the Town Centre Districts of Belconnen, Central Canberra, Tuggeranong, Western Creek and Woden Valley, each of which comprise an entire 1991 Census statistical subdivision.
Australia's first bill of rights, the Australian Capital Territory's (ACT) Human Rights Act, came into force on 1 July 2004. This paper describes the background to that Act and its operation so far and considers its value as a model for improving the protection of human rights in Australia.The authors argue that the Act has had significant impact, although not necessarily in the ways that either its proponents or critics predicted. While legal practitioners do not yet use it regularly in the courts, it is already exerting considerable influence on the workings of government and the development of new laws and policies.The legislation has also revived Australian debates about bills of rights by providing a working model that allows legislatures to retain the final word about human rights protection.
Whether you’re a city-dweller escaping for the weekend or you live in the country and are planning a more extended trip, Explore New South Wales’s National Parks brings you the best natural environments in the state. From the expansive forests of the Blue Mountains to the red ridges of Mutawintji, the peaceful beaches of Myall Lakes to the majestic peaks of Kosciuszko, this beautifully illustrated and mapped guide captures our unique natural heritage and provides all the information you need to decide which parks to visit, how to get there and what to see and do when you arrive.