Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that the National Archives' website and collection contain the names, images and voices of people who have died.
Some records include terms and views that are not appropriate today. They reflect the period in which they were created and are not the views of the National Archives.
Conservation often involves conflicting goals or values. Balancing economic development with environmental protection generates passionate public debate and can throw the government into conflict.
Activism is an important part of the democratic process. Individuals and communities have the power to shape government policy and society by campaigning for change.
In a country that experiences severe drought and devastating floods, water is both precious and damaging. It also offers opportunities to generate renewable energy, which is not without controversy.
The Australian Constitution sets out the principles and guidelines for how the country is run. It can only be changed with the approval of the Australian people at a referendum.
Australia’s first renewable energy initiative was the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric project. Some renewable energy projects have created conflict between the government and environmental groups.
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