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Australian National Flag fun facts
10th August 2016
Some interesting questions and answers about the Australian National Flag.
3rd August 2016
2nd August 2016
The system of Australian honours was established in 1975. It replaced the previous Imperial system of British honours that commenced in 1901 and was phased out by the late 1980s.
2016 Report on Unproclaimed Legislation
1st August 2016
Set out below are details of legislation which is to come into effect on Proclamation and which has not yet been proclaimed. The report shows the latest information available at 1 August 2016.
Public Sector Data Management: Implementation report
22nd July 2016
On 3 December 2015, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) released the Public Sector Data Management Report. Since then, significant progress has been made to implement the recommendations of the report. This Implementation Report outlines the outputs and initiatives that have been undertaken to date to meet the recommendations of the report and further the public data agenda.
Administrative Arrangements Order – amendment made 19 July 2016
19th July 2016
Amendments to the Administrative Arrangements Order
29th June 2016
The Symbols Timeline has information about the decisions made over the last century to select our national symbols.
27th June 2016
Prior to 1975 Australians were recognised through the British Imperial system. Medals awarded to Australians included the Order of the British Empire, military decorations for gallantry, decorations for military service and campaign and long service medals. By 1991 Australian honours and awards were available to recognise all service previously recognised through the British Imperial system. The Queen can still recognise Australians through the British Imperial system within her own...
27th June 2016
List of the established post-nominal entitlements for Australian honours and Imperial honours.