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 Ashmore Reef and comprises solely… Read More »The Islands Australia and Indonesia share
Australia plays a leading role in Antarctica and is stepping up its funding in the area for increased scientific research Write-up: Australia’s new Antarctic ice-breaker research and supply vessel; The RSV Nuyina. The Government of Australia has recently received in… 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 Pacific What is an Exclusive… Read More »What is Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone?
International waters are not owned by any nation and are governed by unique rules compared to other maritime zones and areas What are international waters? International waters (High Seas) are areas of oceans and seas that are not owned by… Read More »What are International Waters?
Antarctica is a huge landmass which encircles the Southern Pole. It is not technically ‘owned’ by any country. Antarctica is the landmass located on the southern most pole of the earth. It is considered a continent. Countries from all over… Read More »Who owns Antarctica? The answer may surprise you
There are free available resources from academics and government websites for everyone to use. 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… 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 2,988,901 India 3,287,263 1,269,219 Argentina… Read More »What are the worlds 10 biggest countries?
Australia plays a leading role in Antarctica. Since this blog was written, this decision was over-turned Why is Australia in Antarctica? Australia claims territorial rights to a large portion of Antarctica, which under the Antarctic Treaty can be used for… Read More »Australia’s plans to build an airstrip in Antarctica has debate heating up