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What to Do in Melbourne - Highlights of Melbourne, Australia

Are you looking for travel tips on what to do in Melbourne, Australia? As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Steve Davidson from @Melburnian

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The Commonwealth Star (also known as the Federation Star, the Seven Point Star, or the Star of Federation) is a seven-pointed star symbolising the Federation of Australia which came into force on 1 January 1901.

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Creator/Contributor: Binder, Joseph, 1898-1972 (artist) Created/Published: Vienna : Published by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Commerce and Traffic, Bureau of the State Secretary for Employment and Tourist Traffic (Printed at J. Weiner) Date issued: 1910-1959 (approximate)

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Sir Henry Parkes, the 'Father of Federation', was born on 27 May 1815 in Warwickshire, England, youngest of the seven children. In 1839 Sir Henry Parkes migrated to NSW, and founded the newspaper "Empire". Parkes was active in politics and advocated strongly for Federation. He was the NSW Premier five times, and is remembered for a number of powerful speeches in favour of Federation. Parkes died suddenly in 1896, not able to witness the Federation of Australia in 1900/01.

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights is urging greater involvement in the human rights practice area, after giving the federal government a score of “F” for its “dire performance” in protecting vulnerable people. Stay connected with http://www.mylocalplaces.com.au

Edwardian bedrooms recreated in contemporary interior design colours

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UPDATE 1-Fitch: 'fiscal cliff' significant risk to US states

Fitch: 'fiscal cliff' significant risk to US states - Fitch Ratings warned in a special outlook on Monday that the impending tax increases and federal spending cuts that make up the U.S. "fiscal cliff" pose the most significant credit....