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Australian state and federal governments and parliamentary publications; UN and country economic and political information.

State Library services

Government and Parliamentary publications are an important part of the community's resources. They include reports on matters of current interest, annual reports of government agencies, legislation and regulations, and Hansard, the verbatim record of Parliament.

The Library endeavours to collect a complete record of government and parliamentary material for South Australia, the majority of material for the Australian Parliament and selected items for Parliaments of other States and Territories.

The Library holds selected sets of government publications from Great Britain, New Zealand and the United States of America as well as key reference resources from the United Nations.

For lengthy enquiries, you can Ask Us.


Internet gateways to government resources


Australian, State, Territory & Local Governments          

Access Australian, State, Territory & Local Governments

Australian Government Portal

A to Z websites, South Australian government  

EmbassyWorld list of contact resources for all of the world’s diplomatic offices 

Europa Gateway to the European Union(EU)  

GovPond portal to Australian public sector data searches both & state government data sites including South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales & ACT. It also searches Australian public sector data catalogues such as CSIRO, Landgate's SLIP, Australian Spatial Data Directory, Australian Data Archive (social sciences data), Western Australian Department of Mines & Petroleum, & Australian Ocean Data Network; & results from manually curated list of 3400+ datasets compiled by GovPond developers, including Western Australian resources difficult to locate in absence of a portal;

Political resources on the Web   Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world


Politics and Government around the world: Richard Kimber's Political Science resources   Canada   Europe    North America