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Encyclopedia > Australian Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Flag of the Australian Capital Territory
Flag Coat of Arms
Slogan or Nickname: "The Nations Heart" or "The Capital"
Motto(s): For the Queen, the Law and the People
Map of Australia with the Australian Capital Territory highlighted
Other Australian states and territories
Capital Canberra
Government Constitutional monarchy
Administrator Governor General of Australia
Chief Minister Jon Stanhope (ALP)
Federal representation
 - House seats 2
 - Senate seats 2
Gross Territorial Product (2006-07)
 - Product ($m)  $20,985[1] (6th)
 - Product per capita  $62,793 (2nd)
Population (End of June 2007)
 - Population  339,900 (7th)
 - Density  144.15/km² (1st)
373.3 /sq mi
Area  
 - Total  2,358 km² (8th)
910 sq mi
 - Land 2,280 km²
880 sq mi
 - Water 77.6 km² (3.29%)
30 sq mi
Elevation  
 - Highest Bimberi Peak
1,912 m (6,273 ft)
 - Lowest Murrumbidgee River
429 m (1,407 ft)
Time zone UTC+10 (+11 DST)
Abbreviations  
 - Postal ACT
 - ISO 3166-2 AU-CT
Emblems  
 - Floral Royal Bluebell[2]
 - Faunal Gang-gang cockatoo[3]
 - Colours Blue and Gold[4]
Web site www.act.gov.au

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is the capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and its smallest self-governing internal territory. It is an inland enclave in New South Wales, situated in bushland. Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Australian_Capital_Territory. ... Flag Ratio: 1:2 The flag of the Australian Capital Territory was officially adopted by the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly in 1993. ... The coat of arms of the Australian Capital Territory and Canberra. ... The following is a list of Australian state and territory slogans. ... Image File history File links Australian_Capital_Territory_locator-MJC.png Summary Map of Australia highlighting the ACT Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The states and territories of Australia make up the Commonwealth of Australia under a federal system of government. ... Each jurisdiction of Australia has its own capital, where local judicial, administrative and legislative duties are centred. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... The ACT Legislative Assembly building, as seen from the front The Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly (or, more formally and fully, the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory) is the unicameral legislature of the Australian Capital Territory. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A constitutional monarchy or limited monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state, as opposed to an absolute monarchy, where the monarch is not... Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ... The Governor-General of Australia is the highest constitutional officer in the Commonwealth of Australia. ... The Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory is the head of government of the Australian Capital Territory. ... For the 18th century British politician, see John Stanhope. ... ALP redirects here. ... Type Bicameral Houses House of Representatives Senate Speaker of the House of Representatives David Hawker, Liberal Party since 16 November 2004 President of the Senate Alan Ferguson, Liberal Party since 14 August 2007 Members 226 (150 Representatives, 76 Senators) Political groups Liberal Party ALP National Party Country Liberal Party Greens... Type Lower house Speaker of the House David Hawker, Liberal since November 16, 2004 Members 150 Political groups ALP (85) Liberal Party (53) National Party (10) Last elections 24 November 2007 Meeting place Parliament House, Canberra, ACT Web site House of Representatives Entrance to the House of Representatives Judicial High... Type Upper house President Alan Ferguson, Liberal since 14 August 2007 Members 76 Political groups Coalition (39) ALP (28) Green (4) Democrat (4) FFP (1) Last elections 9 October 2004 Meeting place Parliament House, Canberra, ACT Web site Senate Entrance to the Senate Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State... This is a list of Australian States and Territories by Gross State Product. ... By population By area By population density Category: ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... ĝMedia:Example. ... This is a list of Australian states and mainland territories by ranking. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... Mount Bimberi (Australian Capital Territory) Bimberi Peak or Mt. ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... The Murrumbidgee River is a major river in the state of New South Wales, Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... UTC+10 time zone Australia (AEST—Australian Eastern Standard Time) Australian Capital Territory**, New South Wales** (except Broken Hill, which observes South Australia time), Queensland, Tasmania** (which observes DST starting on the first weekend of October instead of the last), Victoria** Guam (Chamorro Standard Time via US Law) Federated States... Categories: Time zones ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... Binomial name Callocephalon fimbriatum (Grant, 1803) Gang-gang Cockatoo range (in red) The Gang-gang Cockatoo, Callocephalon fimbriatum, is found in the cooler and wetter forests and woodlands of Australia, particularly alpine bushland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A capital territory is normally a specially designated territory where a countrys seat of government is located. ... The states and territories of Australia make up the Commonwealth of Australia under a federal system of government. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... NSW redirects here. ... For other uses, see Bush. ...


The ACT was conceived during the federation conventions of the late 19th cenutry as neutral location for a new national capital. The Australian Constitution provided that following Federation in 1901, land would be ceded to the new Federal Government. The territory was transferred to the commonwealth by the state of New South Wales in 1911, and construction of the capital, Canberra, began in 1913. Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ... The federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia formed a federation. ... The Commonwealth of Australia is a federative constitutional monarchy under a parliamentary democracy. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ...


The floral emblem of the ACT is the Royal Bluebell and the faunal emblem is the Gang-gang cockatoo.[2][3] This is a list of Australian floral emblems. ... Wahlenbergia gloriosa, or royal bluebell, is an Australian wildflower from the Campanulaceae family. ... Binomial name Callocephalon fimbriatum (Grant, 1803) Gang-gang Cockatoo range (in red) The Gang-gang Cockatoo, Callocephalon fimbriatum, is found in the cooler and wetter forests and woodlands of Australia, particularly alpine bushland. ...

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History

Before European settlement the area now known as the ACT was inhabited by three Aboriginal tribes: the Ngunnawal, Walgalu, and Ngarigo. The History of the Australian Capital Territory details the Australian Capital Territorys development from before white settlement to Canberras planning by the Chicago architect Walter Burley Griffin and subsequent development to the present day. ... Languages Several hundred Indigenous Australian languages (many extinct or nearly so), Australian English, Australian Aboriginal English, Torres Strait Creole, Kriol Religions Primarily Christian, with minorities of other religions including Islam and various forms of Traditional belief systems based around the Dreamtime Related ethnic groups see List of Indigenous Australian group... The Ngunnawal people (alternatively Ngunnawal tribe, or more latterly Ngunnawal Nation) are the indigenous Australian inhabitants whose traditional lands encompass much of the area now occupied by the city of Canberra, Australia and the surrounding Australian Capital Territory. ...


White exploration and settlement did not occur until the 1820s. From 1824 onwards, settlements and homesteads, and ultimately some small townships such as Hall and Tharwa, were established in the area. Hall, is a small town in the north of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Australia. ... Tharwa, (postcode 2620) is a village within the Australian Capital Territory south of Canberra. ...


One homestead of special historical interest was Lambrigg, near Tharwa. This was the place in which William Farrer developed the rust-resistant Federation wheat strain that had a major beneficial effect on Australia's wheat industry. William James Farrer (April 3, 1845 - April 16, 1906) was a leading Australian agronomist and wheat breeder. ... Families Pucciniaceae Melampsoraceae Coleosporiaceae Cronartiaceae Phragmidiaceae Pucciniastraceae Rusts are fungi of the order Uredinales. ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat Wheat For the indie rock group, see Wheat (band). ...


When the constitution for the Commonwealth of Australia was being negotiated between the colonies, a point of contention between the colonies was the location of the national capital, with both Melbourne and Sydney claiming the right to be the capital. A compromise was reached whereby a separate capital city would be created in New South Wales, provided it was no closer than 100 miles (160 km) to Sydney. Until such time as the new city was established, Melbourne was to be the temporary capital of Australia. Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/Oceania. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ...


The present site was chosen in 1908,[5] with additional territory at Jervis Bay (now a naval base on the New South Wales coast) allocated so the national capital could have a seaport. In 1909 New South Wales transferred the land for the territory to federal control and in 1910 an act of parliament created the legal framework for the territory.[6][7] The Minister for Home Affairs, King O'Malley, who had charge of the legislation creating the ACT, also proposed a bill making the ACT an alcohol-free area. With his strong support, the bill became law later that year, though it was shortly thereafter repealed. O'Malley also pushed for a form of land tenure that restricted land holders to leasehold, rather than freehold, on the basis that this would stop land speculation and give the national government, as the lessor, more control over development. This too was adopted by the national Parliament. As of 2006 all land in the ACT is held on 99 year crown leases. The Jervis Bay Territory is a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia. ... King OMalley King OMalley (July 1858 - 20 December 1953), Australian politician, was one of the more colourful characters of the early federal period of Australian political history. ... Legislation (or statutory law) is law which has been promulgated (or enacted) by a legislature or other governing body. ... Leasehold is a form of property tenure where one party buys the right to occupy land or a building for a given length of time. ... Fee simple, also known as fee simple absolute or allodial, is a term of art in common law. ...


In 1911 an international competition was held; the winner, who would design and name Canberra, was American architect Walter Burley Griffin.[8] The official naming of Canberra and its official construction began on March 12, 1913. Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion Mahony Griffin, in Sydney in 1930 Walter Burley Griffin (November 24, 1876 - February 11, 1937) was an American architect and landscape architect best known for his role in designing Canberra, Australias capital city. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The seat of the Federal Government officially moved to the ACT from Melbourne on the formal opening of the Provisional Parliament House on 9 May 1927. Among the first acts passed by the parliament in it's new location was the repealing of the prohibition laws. At first the public service continued to be based in Melbourne, but the various departments were gradually moved to Canberra over many years. Parliament House Canberra: The main entrance and the flag Parliament House is the name given to two purpose-built buildings in Canberra, the capital of Australia, where the Parliament of Australia has met since 1927. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ...


The territory was initially known as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In 1938, the territory was formally renamed the Australian Capital Territory.[9]


In a 1978 referendum, Canberrans rejected self-government by 63% of the vote. [10] Despite this, in December 1988, the ACT was granted full self-government through an Act of the Commonwealth Parliament that made the ACT a body politic under the crown.[11] Following the first elections in February 1989, a 17-member Legislative Assembly sat at its offices in London Circuit, Civic, on May 11, 1989. The Australian Labor Party formed the ACT's first government, led by the Chief Minister Rosemary Follett, who made history as Australia's first female head of government. Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural referendums or referenda), ballot question, or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... ALP redirects here. ... Rosemary Follett, Australian politician, was the first woman to become the head of government in an Australian state or territory. ...


Geography

Location of the ACT and Jervis Bay

The ACT is bounded by the Goulburn-Cooma railway line in the east, the watershed of Naas Creek in the south, the watershed of the Cotter River in the west, and the watershed of the Molonglo River in the north-east. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1172, 58 KB) Summary Map of the ACT and Jervis Bay relative to Sydney Drawn by me in illustrator from various sources Released under the GFDL Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1172, 58 KB) Summary Map of the ACT and Jervis Bay relative to Sydney Drawn by me in illustrator from various sources Released under the GFDL Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version... Goulburn (New South Wales, Australia) is a quiet provincial city characterised by a particularly long main street. ... Cooma is a town in the south of New South Wales, Australia. ... Main European drainage divides (red lines) separating catchments (gray regions). ... The Cotter Dam in December 2005, surrounding country still showing the effects of the 2003 bushfires. ... Black swans on Molonglo River. ...


Apart from the city of Canberra, the Australian Capital Territory also contains agricultural land (sheep, dairy cattle, vineyards and small amounts of crops) and a large area of national park (Namadgi National Park), much of it mountainous and forested. Small townships and communities located within the ACT include Williamsdale, Naas, Uriarra, Tharwa and Hall. Sheep redirects here. ... A Holstein dairy cow. ... A common vineyard. ... Namadgi National Park is located in the southwestern part of the Australian Capital Territory, bordering Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales. ... Williamsdale is village on the New South Wales Australian Capital Territory border on the Monaro Highway. ... Uriarra is a settlement in the Australian Capital Territory. ... Tharwa, (postcode 2620) is a village within the Australian Capital Territory south of Canberra. ... Hall, is a small town in the north of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Australia. ...


Tidbinbilla is a locality to the south-west of Canberra that features the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex, operated by the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of its Deep Space Network. Tidbinbilla Locality Map Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, on the fringe of Namadgi National Park, is a short drive from the city of Canberra, Australia. ... 70m telescope at the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex Tidbinbilla Locality Map The Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex (CDSCC) is located in Australia at Tidbinbilla in a valley of the Murrumbidgee River, about half an hours drive out of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, accessible from either the northern... NASA Logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Deep Space Network (DSN) is an international network of radio antennas that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions, and radio and radar astronomy observations for the exploration of the solar system and the universe. ...


There are a large range of mountains, rivers and creeks in the Namadgi National Park. These include the Naas and Murrumbidgee Rivers.


In 1915 the Jervis Bay Territory Acceptance Act 1915 created the Jervis Bay Territory as an annexe to the Australian Capital Territory. In 1988, when the ACT gained self-government, Jervis Bay became a separate territory administered by the Minister for Territories. The Jervis Bay Territory Acceptance Act 1915 was an Act of the Parliament of Australia which followed the New South Wales, Seat of Government Surrender Act 1915. ... The Jervis Bay Territory is a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia. ...

See also: Fauna of the Australian Capital Territory and Flora of the Australian Capital Territory

The Fauna of the Australian Capital Territory includes representatives from most major groups of Australian Fauna such as kangaroos, possums, wombats, platypus, echidnas. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

Climate

Because of its elevation (650 m) and distance from the coast, the Australian Capital Territory experiences four distinct seasons, unlike many other Australian cities whose climates are moderated by the sea. Canberra is notorious for hot, dry summers, and cold winters with occasional fog and frequent frosts. Many of the higher mountains in the territory’s south-west are snow-covered for at least part of the winter. Thunderstorms can occur between October and March, and annual rainfall is 623 millimetres (24.5 in), with rainfall highest in spring and summer and lowest in winter. For other uses, see Fog (disambiguation). ... Frost on black pipes Frost is a solid deposition of water vapor from saturated air. ... A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ...


The highest maximum temperature recorded int he ACT was 42.8 °C (109.0 °F) at Acton on 11 January 1939. The lowest minimum temperature was −14.6 °C (5.7 °F) at Gudgenby on 11 July 1971[12] Categories: Suburbs of Canberra (incomplete) | Suburbs of Canberra ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ...


Geology

Notable geological formations in the Australian Capital Territory include the Canberra Formation, the Pittman Formation, Black Mountain Sandstone and State Circle Shale. Australia was created by the junction of three early pieces of continental crust (cratons). ...


In the 1840s fossils of brachiopods and trilobites from the Silurian period were discovered at Woolshed Creek near Duntroon. At the time, these were the oldest fossils discovered in Australia, though this record has now been far surpassed.[13] Other specific geological places of interest include the State Circle cutting and the Deakin anticline.[14][15] For other uses, see Fossil (disambiguation). ... Diversity About 4000 genera Subphyla and classes See Classification Brachiopods (from Latin bracchium, arm + New Latin -poda, foot) are a nearly extinct, small phylum of benthic invertebrates. ... For the robot vacuum cleaner, see Electrolux Trilobite. ... For other uses, see Silurian (disambiguation). ... Robert Campbells property Duntroon was situated on the limestone plains of New South Wales in the area that is now covered by the Australian Capital Territory. ...


The oldest rocks in the ACT date from the Ordovician around 480 million years ago. During this period the region along with most of Eastern Australia was part of the ocean floor; formations from this period include the Black Mountain Sandstone formation and the Pittman Formation consisting largely of quartz-rich sandstone, siltstone and shale. These formations became exposed when the ocean floor was raised by a major volcanic activity in the Devonian forming much of the east coast of Australia. Artist impression of the Ordovician Sea. ... -1... This article is about the geological formation. ... Siltstone Siltstone is a geological term for a sedimentary rock whose composition is intermediate in grain size between the coarser sandstone and the finer mudstone. ... Shale Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clays or muds. ... // Orogeny (Greek for mountain generating) is the process of mountain building, and may be studied as a tectonic structural event, as a geographical event and a chronological event, in that orogenic events cause distinctive structural phenomena and related tectonic activity, affect certain regions of rocks and crust and happen within... For the Celtic language, see Southwestern Brythonic language; for the residents of the English county, see Devon. ...


Governance

See also: Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
The ACT Legislative Assembly building
The ACT Legislative Assembly building

The ACT has internal self-government, but it does not have the full legislative independence of the Australian states. It is governed by a Ministry headed by a Chief Minister (currently Jon Stanhope, Australian Labor Party). Laws are made in a 17-member Legislative Assembly that has all state and local government functions. However, its decisions can be overruled by the Australian Governor-General (effectively the national government) under section 35 of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988. (See also Electoral systems of the Australian states and territories). The ACT Government is a member of the Council of Australian Governments. The ACT Legislative Assembly building, as seen from the front The Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly (or, more formally and fully, the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory) is the unicameral legislature of the Australian Capital Territory. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1460x1001, 687 KB)Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1460x1001, 687 KB)Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. ... For the 18th century British politician, see John Stanhope. ... ALP redirects here. ... The ACT Legislative Assembly building, as seen from the front The Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly (or, more formally and fully, the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory) is the unicameral legislature of the Australian Capital Territory. ... Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ... The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) is an organisation consisting of the Australian Federal Government and the governments of the six states and two territories. ...


Unlike other self-governing Australian territories (e.g. Norfolk Island, Northern Territory), the ACT does not have an Administrator. The Crown is represented by the Governor-General of Australia in the government of the ACT. The Chief Minister performs many of the roles that a state governor normally holds in the context of a state, however the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly gazettes the laws and summons meetings of the Assembly. For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004... The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia is the representative of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. ...


ACT Ministers implement their executive powers through the following government departments and agencies:

In Australia's Federal Parliament, the ACT is represented by four federal members: two members of the House of Representatives; the Division of Fraser and the Division of Canberra and is one of only two territories to be represented in the Senate with two Senators. The Member for Fraser and the ACT Senators also represent the (small number of) voters from the Jervis Bay Territory. The Planning and Land Authority is an agency of the Government of the Australian Capital Territory, which advises the Minister for Planning, currently Simon Corbell. ... The Chief Minister’s Department is the department of the Government of the Australian Capital Territory, which advises the ACT Chief Minister, currently Jon Stanhope. ... The Department of Territory and Municipal Services is a department of the Government of the Australian Capital Territory and is responsible to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, currently John Hargreaves. ... Type Bicameral Houses House of Representatives Senate Speaker of the House of Representatives David Hawker, Liberal Party since 16 November 2004 President of the Senate Alan Ferguson, Liberal Party since 14 August 2007 Members 226 (150 Representatives, 76 Senators) Political groups Liberal Party ALP National Party Country Liberal Party Greens... Type Lower house Speaker of the House David Hawker, Liberal since November 16, 2004 Members 150 Political groups ALP (85) Liberal Party (53) National Party (10) Last elections 24 November 2007 Meeting place Parliament House, Canberra, ACT Web site House of Representatives Entrance to the House of Representatives Judicial High... The Division of Fraser is an Australian Electoral Division in the Australian Capital Territory. ... The Division of Canberra is an Australian Electoral Division in the Australian Capital Territory. ... Type Upper house President Alan Ferguson, Liberal since 14 August 2007 Members 76 Political groups Coalition (39) ALP (28) Green (4) Democrat (4) FFP (1) Last elections 9 October 2004 Meeting place Parliament House, Canberra, ACT Web site Senate Entrance to the Senate Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State... The Jervis Bay Territory is a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia. ...


Demographics

In the 2006 census the population of the ACT was 333,667, of which only 869 were outside Canberra. The ACT median weekly income for people aged over 15 was in the range $600-$699 while the population living outside Canberra was at the national average of $400-$499. The average level of degree qualification in the ACT is higher than the national average. Within the ACT 4.5% of the population have a postgraduate degree compared to 1.8% across the whole of Australia.


Education

ANU school of art, originally built as Canberra High School
ANU school of art, originally built as Canberra High School

Almost all educational institutions in the Australian Capital Territory are located within Canberra. The ACT public education system schooling is normally split up into Pre-School, Primary School (K-6), High School (7-10) and College (11-12) followed by studies at university or TAFE. Many private high schools include years 11 and 12 and are referred to as colleges. Children are required to attend school until they turn 16 years old. Canberra Grammar School in Red Hill Almost all educational institutions in the Australian Capital Territory are located within Canberra. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1184x888, 195 KB)Canberra School of Art, part of the ANU. I took the photo. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1184x888, 195 KB)Canberra School of Art, part of the ANU. I took the photo. ... The Australian National University, or ANU, is a public university located in Canberra, Australia. ... Macquarie locality map Macquarie is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Day care. ... A primary school in Český Těšín, Czech Republic. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see College (disambiguation). ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... In Australia, Technical and Further Education or TAFE institutions are those which offer a wide range of post-secondary education and training, generally in vocational fields (such as hospitality, tourism, construction, woodwork, secretarial skills, community work, etc), often at a level of difficulty below that of a corresponding or related...


In February 2004 there were 140 public and non-governmental schools in Canberra; 96 were operated by the Government and 44 are non-Government.[16] In 2005 there were 60,275 students in the ACT school system. 59.3% of the students were enrolled in government schools with the remaining 40.7% in non-government schools. There were 30,995 students in primary school, 19,211 in high school, 9,429 in college and a further 340 in special schools. [17] There are numerous public and non-governmental schools in the Australian Capital Territory. ...


As of May 2004, 30% of people in the ACT aged 15–64 had a level of educational attainment equal to at least an bachelor's degree, significantly higher that the national average of 19%. [18] The two main tertiary institutions are the Australian National University (ANU) in Acton and the University of Canberra (UC) in Bruce. There are also two religious university campuses in Canberra: Signadou is a campus of the Australian Catholic University and St Mark's Theological College is a campus of Charles Sturt University. The Australian International Hotel School offers degree and diploma level courses and operates the Hotel Kurrajong in Barton. Tertiary level vocational education is also available through the multi-campus Canberra Institute of Technology. A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... The Australian National University, or ANU, is a public university located in Canberra, Australia. ... Categories: Suburbs of Canberra (incomplete) | Suburbs of Canberra ... The University of Canberra is an Australian university, located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. ... Bruce (postcode:2617) is a suburb of Canberra in the distrcit of Belconnen. ... Australian Catholic University The Australian Catholic University, or ACU National, is a Roman Catholic, public, multi-campus, multi-state university, based in eastern Australia, open to all staff and students regardless of their religious beliefs. ... CD Blake Auditorium, Bathurst campus, CSU Charles Sturt University (CSU) is an Australian multi-campus university in New South Wales. ... The Australian International Hotel School (AIHS) is Australia’s leading university-level provider of hotel management education, located in Canberra, Australia’s National Capital. ... Categories: Suburbs of Canberra (incomplete) | Suburbs of Canberra ... The Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is a vocational education provider in the Australian Capital Territory, and is one of a system of TAFEs. ...


The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and the Royal Military College, Duntroon (RMC) are in the suburb of Campbell in Canberra's inner northeast. ADFA teaches military undergraduates and postgraduates and is officially a campus of the University of New South Wales while Duntroon provides Australian Army Officer training. ADFA redirects here, for the Welsh village see Adfa (village). ... The Royal Military College, Duntroon is Australias military academy where Staff Cadets train for commissioning into the Australian Army as a part of the Australian Defence Force. ... Campbell (postcode: 2612) is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... The University of New South Wales, also known as UNSW or colloquially as New South, is a university situated in Kensington, a suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Australian Army is Australias military land force. ... An officer is a member of a military, naval, or if applicable, other uniformed services who holds a position of responsibility. ... Training refers to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relates to specific useful skills. ...


The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) offers courses in computer game development and 3D animation. Overview The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is Australias leading non-profit Registered Training Organisation for the computer game development and 3D animation industries. ...


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  1. ^ Australian National Accounts: State Accounts, 2006-07
  2. ^ a b Boden, Anne (2007-05-23). Floral Emblem of the ACT. Retrieved on 2007-05-27.
  3. ^ a b Australian Capital Territory. Retrieved on 2007-05-27.
  4. ^ http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/communication/flags}
  5. ^ National Archives of Australia - Seat of Government Act 1908 (Cth)
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  13. ^ ACT Heritage Register — Woolshed Creek Fossil Site
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