Australian Council of Social Service
The Australian Council of Social Service is the peak body of the community services and welfare sector and the national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality. ACOSS' vision is for a fair, inclusive and sustainable Australia where all individuals and communities can participate in and benefit from social and economic life.
Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission (HREOC)
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission was established in 1986 by an act of the Federal Parliament. HREOC's goal is to foster greater understanding and protection of human rights in Australia and to address the human rights concerns of a broad range of individuals and groups. HREOC is an independent statutory organisation and reports to the federal Parliament through the Attorney-General.
National Archives of Australia
The National Archives of Australia helps Australian Government agencies create and manage their records; selects the most valuable records created by Australian Government agencies to become part of the national archival collection; stores, describes and preserves the national archival collection; and makes records in the national archival collection that are over 30 years old publicly available. Try searching the site using "polio" as a keyword.
The National Compact has been developed by the Government in consultation with Australia’s Third Sector – the broad range of not-for-profit organisations that exist to provide services, advance causes, share enthusiasm, preserve traditions or worship together. The Compact is an agreement setting out how the Government and the Sector want to work together to achieve their shared vision.
This Compact is a starting point for a stronger, more productive relationship. As the relationship matures over time, the Sector and the Government may need to refine this document to reflect their new ways of working together.
National Film and Sound Archive
Our mission: To preserve Australia's audiovisual culture for all to enjoy. The National Film and Sound Archive is the national audiovisual archive, playing a key role in documenting and interpreting the Australian experience and actively contributing to the development of Australia's audiovisual industry. We collect, store, preserve and make available screen and sound material relevant to Australia's culture. Through our skills and services we complement documentary heritage collections. We are leaders in the preservation, presentation and development of screen and sound culture in Australia.
National Library of Australia
The National Library of Australia's website provides information about the Library, its collections, services and activities. The site also provides links to websites developed in cooperation with other Austalian collecting institutions. Try searching the site and its oral histories using the keyword "polio".
National Museum of Australia
The National Museum of Australia explores the land, nation and people of Australia. The Museum celebrates Australian social history in a unique way by revealing the stories of ordinary and extraordinary Australians, promoting the exploration of knowledge and ideas and providing a dynamic forum for discussion and reflection. Try searching the site using "polio" as a keyword.
National Public Toilet Map
The National Public Toilet Map (the Toilet Map) shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia. Details of toilet facilities can also be found along major travel routes and for shorter journeys as well. Useful information is provided about each toilet, such as location, opening hours, availability of baby change rooms, accessibility for people with disabilities and the details of other nearby toilets.
Nican - inclusive recreation for Australians of all abilities
Nican is information on recreation, tourism, sport and the arts for people with disAbilities and supports an Australian society where any recreational opportunity values diversity, supports freedom and choice and strengthens inclusive communities. Nican aims to create active and dynamic national links between people, places and resources that improve access to recreation experiences for people with disAbilities and their communities.