The Ashmore and Cartier islands are four uninhabited islands that Australia lays territorial claim over. The Ashmore Reef contains the West, Middle and East islands. While Cartier island is another independent island 70km away from… Read More »The Islands Australia and Indonesia share
Write-up: Australia’s new Antarctic ice-breaker research and supply vessel; The RSV Nuyina. The Government of Australia has recently received in Hobart its newest research vessel for the Australian Governments Antarctic mission. This vessel is named… Read More »Australia now owns the most advanced Ice-Breaker research vessel in the world. The RSV Nuyina
Australia although the 6th biggest country by landmass size on earth, actually has the 3rd biggest Exclusive Economic Zone in the world (EEZ). Behind France, and the USA. Image Source: Wikipedia Exclusive Economic Zones: The… Read More »What is Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone?
What are international waters? International waters (High Seas) are areas of oceans and seas that are not owned by any country. They transcend boundaries, although the term ‘international waters’ is not defined in international law.… Read More »What are International Waters?
Antarctica is the landmass located on the southern most pole of the earth. It is considered a continent. Countries from all over the world undertake research in Antarctica, but Antarctica is not ‘owned’ by any… Read More »Who owns Antarctica? The answer may surprise you
In Australia universities and government websites tend to be very reliable resources. However as the saying goes “Take everything you read online with a grain of salt”. Conduct thorough analysis. To many this is the… Read More »Where to find credible information on the internet
Worlds 10 biggest countries in order of landmass: Countries Area in kilometres squared Ares in miles squared Russia 17,098,242 6,601,668 Canada 9,984,670 3,855,102 United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 China 9,959,960 3,845,562 Brazil 8,515,770 2,287,957 Australia 7,741,220… Read More »What are the worlds 10 biggest countries?
Why is Australia in Antarctica? Australia claims territorial rights to a large portion of Antarctica, which under the Antarctic Treaty can be used for research purposes. Click here for Australia’s role in the Antarctic: Australia… Read More »Australia’s plans to build an airstrip in Antarctica has debate heating up