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Education, Poverty, Religion, Clean Water, Economy, Government, Health, Children/Youth, Environment, Family, Human Rights, Animals
PWI Foundation supports nonprofits by helping them raise funds, gain supporters, and grow their organizations.
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Clean Water, Health, Poverty, Children/Youth, Religion
Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.
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Australia , Brazil , China , France , Germany , Honduras , Hong Kong , Italy , Russia , South Africa ...See More Countries , Spain , Switzerland , United States of America Show Less Countries
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Children/Youth
ICMEC identifies gaps in the global community’s ability to properly protect children from abduction, exploitation and abuse and expertly assembles the people, resources and tools needed to fill those gaps.
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Australia, Canada, United States of America
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Health
The Awakenings Project works to raise public awareness and acceptance of the creative talents of people living with psychiatric disorders who work in the fields of fine art, music, literature, and drama.
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Environment
Australiaâ's environment is very vulnerable to variations in climates and the introduction of invasive plants and animals.1 As a result of climate change, the temperate zones and coastal regions have had their biodiversity drastically altered.2 Deforestation and overgrazing are contributing to the increase in desertification and the destruction of animalsâ' natural habitats.3 Water scarcity is becoming an issue for Australia.4 In a recent study done by the United Nations, Australia was ranked with a high human development score and an extremely low score for climate change progress.5 There have not been adequate measures taken to ensure progress in climate change legislation.6

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1http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/australia/environmental_problems_in_australia/
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 Ibid
5http://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2014/jul/28/un-scores-australia-high-for-quality-of-life-but-low-on-climate-change-progress
6 Ibid
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Australia News

The Verge 
Project Wing, the drone delivery initiative of Google-owner Alphabet's X lab, has partnered with two Australia businesses to further test its technology. In a new blog post published today on Medium, project co-lead James Ryan Burgess detailed the ... See more..
The Guardian 
Australia has been elected to the UN human rights council uncontested, marking the first time the country has served on the powerful body. But the rights record of the council's new membership is again the focus of attention and criticism. Also elected ... See more..
Engadget 
Companies like Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Facebook have in the past made attempts to help victims of revenge porn, but it's still a big problem as recent incidents have made very clear. Well the Australian government has been working on a way to ... See more..
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CNNMoney 
Next March, Qantas will inaugurate the first ever nonstop airline service between Australia and Europe, connecting Perth with London -- a 17 hour journey. "Given the tyranny of distance in our geographical position in our part of the world this new ... See more..
cricket.com.au 
Acting Australia captain Rachael Haynes comes into the Australian XI in place of the injured Meg Lanning, who generally bats at No.3. When Haynes filled in for Lanning during the Women's World Cup earlier this year, it was Perry who came in at first ... See more..
New York Times 
Morning Briefing Asia and Australia Edition. The Morning Briefing Asia and Australia Edition is prepared for the Australian and Asian morning. Mogadishu, Iran, North Korea: Your Monday Briefing OCT 15 · Rohingya, Unesco, Hamas: Your Friday Briefing OCT ... See more..
BBC News 
One of the architects of Australia's strict gun control laws has warned the nation against loosening them. The Australian government brought in sweeping gun ownership reforms following the deaths of 35 people in a mass shooting in Tasmania in 1996. See more..
BBC News 
The female presenter of one of Australia's most prestigious TV news shows has moved to a rival channel amid reports that she was not able to get pay parity with her male co-presenter. Lisa Wilkinson, 57, announced that because the Nine Network had been ... See more..
The Guardian 
Residential electricity prices have increased by 63% on top of inflation over the past decade, according to Australia's competition watchdog, mainly due to higher network costs, which comprise 48% of a household bill. An interim snapshot, to be ... See more..
The Guardian 
Protestors in Sydney call for an end to offshore detention. The government's report to the UN body says its committed to its human rights obligations. Photograph: ... See more..
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Geography

Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean
Area

Total 7,741,220 sq km
Land 7,682,300 sq km
Water 58,920 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Lord Howe Island and Macquarie Island
Climate

generally arid to semiarid; temperate in south and east; tropical in north
Natural Resources

bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, rare earth elements, mineral sands, lead, zinc, diamonds, natural gas, petroleum ;

***NOTE*** Australia is the world's largest net exporter of coal accounting for 29% of global coal exports
Natural Hazards

cyclones along the coast; severe droughts; forest fires

volcanism: volcanic activity on Heard and McDonald Islands volcanic activity on Heard and McDonald Islands
Current Environmental Issues

soil erosion from overgrazing, industrial development, urbanization, and poor farming practices; soil salinity rising due to the use of poor quality water; desertification; clearing for agricultural purposes threatens the natural habitat of many unique animal and plant species; the Great Barrier Reef off the northeast coast, the largest coral reef in the world, is threatened by increased shipping and its popularity as a tourist site; limited natural freshwater resources

Demographics

Nationality
Australian
Population
22,262,501 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The Australian economy has experienced continuous growth and features low unemployment, contained inflation, very low public debt, and a strong and stable financial system. By 2012, Australia had experienced more than 20 years of continued economic growth, averaging 3.5% a year. Demand for resources and energy from Asia and especially China has grown rapidly, creating a channel for resources investments and growth in commodity exports. The high Australian dollar has hurt the manufacturing sector, while the services sector is the largest part of the Australian economy, accounting for about 70% of GDP and 75% of jobs. Australia was comparatively unaffected ...See More by the global financial crisis as the banking system has remained strong and inflation is under control. Australia has benefited from a dramatic surge in its terms of trade in recent years, stemming from rising global commodity prices. Australia is a significant exporter of natural resources, energy, and food. Australia's abundant and diverse natural resources attract high levels of foreign investment and include extensive reserves of coal, iron, copper, gold, natural gas, uranium, and renewable energy sources. A series of major investments, such as the US$40 billion Gorgon Liquid Natural Gas project, will significantly expand the resources sector. Australia is an open market with minimal restrictions on imports of goods and services. The process of opening up has increased productivity, stimulated growth, and made the economy more flexible and dynamic. Australia plays an active role in the World Trade Organization, APEC, the G20, and other trade forums. Australia has bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, and the US, has a regional FTA with ASEAN and New Zealand, is negotiating agreements with China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, as well as with its Pacific neighbors and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and is also working on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement with Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the US, and Vietnam. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$986.7 billion (2012 est.); $952.6 billion (2011 est.); $930 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

25.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 25.1% of GDP (2011 est.); 24% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

wheat, barley, sugarcane, fruits; cattle, sheep, poultry
Industries

mining, industrial and transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, steel