Use the tabs below to find online resources about Australia from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.
- Country Profiles
- Official Government
- Articles and Databases
- Diplomacy and Aid
- Military and Peacekeeping
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Report updated annually by each Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Member Economy recording its actions that help realize the APEC goal.
- Australian APEC Study Centre
Higher education study center in economic development and relations in the Asia-Pacific region.
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Australia
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Australia
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.
Human Development Report on Australia
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Australia
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
IEA - Australia
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
ITC - Australia
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
New Zealand Government - Australia
Country profile from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Includes information on economic relations, defense relations, representation, and travel advice.
OECD - Australia
Country information, statistics, publications, and news from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
OHCHR - Australia
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).
UNdata Country Profile - Australia
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Australia
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- Australia National Commission for UNESCO
National office representing UNESCO in Australia.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Australia
Country profile, news and links to related projects and web sites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Australia
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office in Apia
Cluster Office to Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu in the Pacific Community Cluster.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Australia
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Australia
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Commercial Service - Australia
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Department of Energy - Australia
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Australia
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Australian, State, Territory, & Local Governments Portal
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Bureau of StatisticsDepartment for Foreign Affairs and Trade Department of Defence
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
High Court of Australia
Listing of Government Sites
National Library of Australia
Parliament of Australia Prime Minister of Australia
Queen of Australia (Queen Elizabeth): Constitutional Monarch
Reserve Bank of Australia
- International Area Studies Asia CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Asia (includes Australia).
- International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Australia" as the search term.
- National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Australia" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Australia.
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.
Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Australia" as the search terms.
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
Human Rights Watch - Australia
News and reports related to human rights.
LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) online collection of statistical databases, books and periodicals.
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Australia
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Australia.
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.
Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
"The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. The Commonwealth's 2 billion citizens, about 30 per cent of the world's population, are drawn from the broadest range of faiths, races, cultures and traditions."
Delegation of the European Commission to Australia
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
Embassy of Australia in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Australia in the United States.
Embassy of the United States in Canberra, Australia
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Australia.
EU's Relations with Australia
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with Australia.
Group of Twenty (G-20)
The G-20 is a group of 19 of the world's largest economies and the European Union. The G-20 is an informal forum that promotes open and constructive discussion between industrial and emerging-market countries on key issues related to global economic stability.
IMF - Australia
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations
Web site of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
ReliefWeb - Australia
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Australia from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Association of Australia
UN system in Australia.
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Australia
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) for Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific
Formal UN presence in Australia. Its information-related responsibilities also extend to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga and Vanuatu.
U.S. Department of State - Australia
U.S.-Australian relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.
- Background Notes - Australia
Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
WHO (World Health Organization)
- WHO - Australia
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Australia from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Official site of the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO).
- Country Health Information Profile - Australia
Health situation analysis in Australia.
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ "has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases ) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies."
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
|Electronic Resources||Print and Electronic Resources|
|australia and econom*||australia and econom*|
|australia and histor*||australia and histor*|
|australia and politic*||australia and politic*|
(government publications only)
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.
For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.