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This page provides general information about Australia.

You'll find a good deal of information about Australia from The Australian Tourist Commission which is the federal government's tourist promotion organisation. That site is, of course, designed to bring tourists.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Australia's national broadcaster, operating a number of national radio and TV networks, as well as local stations. The online presence offers access to all major areas of the Corporation. The ones of particular interest to me are

RN
(formerly Radio National) the network for those who like to be informed and challenged.
News (on radio)
which carries Federal Parliament when sitting, but otherwise has rolling news. Digital radio and streaming do not have Parliamentary broadcasts.
Classic FM
for delightful music and little talk.
ABC Jazz
which is only available on digital radio or streaming.

National and international news is available from

  • News Page for all ABC news
  • Just In for the latest stories in chronological order.

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Qantas, the Australian airline.

Vegemite, the Australian icon, also appears on the web.

And where would Australians be without an Akubra Hat?

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