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Antarctica , Australia , Bonaire Saint Eustatius and Saba , British Indian Ocean Territory , British Virgin Islands , Brunei Darussalam , Cambodia , Chile , Christmas Island , Cocos (Keeling) Islands ...See More Countries , Costa Rica , Curacao , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , Gabon , Heard and McDonald Islands , Holy See , India , Kenya , Malta , Niger , Poland , Spain , Syria , Tonga , Uganda , United States of America , Vanuatu Show Less Countries
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Human Rights, Education, Poverty, Religion, Clean Water, Economy, Government, Health, Children/Youth, Environment, Family

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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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Australia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, UK, United States of America
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Health
Through the provision of imperative, relevant and practical equipment, services and experiences Variety – the Children’s Charity and its supporters serve children who may fall through the cracks of government funding or other aid.
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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

News & Observer 
Australia's prime minister warned energy companies on Thursday that they would be restricted from exporting gas if Australians are not also provided with adequate supplies at internationally competitive prices. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Australia's government is signaling it wants more leeway in next month's budget to borrow for large infrastructure projects, taking up proposals from both the central bank and IMF. Treasurer Scott Morrison will split government debt into funding for ... See more..
The Australian 
Mr Coates agreed two weeks ago to pitch his case for re-election to the board of Swimming Australia, the national governing body of a broad participation sport which each Olympics, provides the most significant portion of Australia's medal tally. His ... See more..
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ABC Online 
Australia will face pressure to drop its company tax rate if US President Donald Trump gets his proposed tax overhaul passed into law, a leading market economist says. The Trump administration has announced it planned to slash taxes on corporations ... See more..
ABC Online 
Australia needs to focus on trade opportunities with China and India rather than being derailed by nerves about the rise of protectionism in the United States and Britain, according to a report released today. The Committee for Economic Development of ... See more..
ABC Online 
The new database includes 80 per cent more reports of coral bleaching than the existing databank, with Australia having the second-worst record. It also demonstrates the relationship between higher water temperatures and bleaching. The database was put ... See more..
9Honey 
These rental marketplaces, where tenants go head-to-head, are sure to put pressure on Australia's two biggest rental markets Sydney and Melbourne, which are already super-competitive. Recent research has shown tenants are already willing to go to ... See more..
Newshub 
Tributes have flowed in for the family of five-year-old Maria-Susana Vaafusuaga, who died after being hit by a truck on her way home from school in Australia. Maria-Susana was crossing the road when she was hit, her mother just metres away. The ... See more..
New York Times 
The public television host Yassmin Abdel-Magied, center, in Sydney, Australia, in 2015. More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition calling for her dismissal. Credit Saeed Khan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. SYDNEY, Australia — The ... See more..
The Sydney Morning Herald 
A significant majority of Australians think we drink too much alcohol, the annual Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education's national poll has shown. The online poll, which surveyed 1820 people, found seventy-eight per cent of people believe ... 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.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

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