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Easts competes in the Brisbane Premier League, in both the mens and women's competitions, and play their home games at Heath Park (Heath Park (Brisbane)), East Brisbane. '''Mitchelton Football Club''' is an Australian football (soccer) club from Mitchelton (Mitchelton, Queensland), a suburb in Brisbane's inner-west, Queensland, Australia. The club was founded in 1920. After several seasons in the Brisbane Premier League, the club was relegated to Premier Division 1 (Brisbane Premier League Division 1 ) for season 2010, after scoring only 1 point in the whole of the 2009 season. 2010 marked a mini revival for the club as they finished 11th in Division 1. '''Souths United Soccer Club''' are an Australian football (soccer) club from Runcorn (Runcorn, Queensland), a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The club was formed in 1962, and currently play in the Brisbane Premier League. 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'''Rocklea United Football Club''' are an Australian football (soccer) club from Rocklea (Rocklea, Queensland), a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The club currently plays in the Brisbane Premier League Division 1. The club was initially formed in 1952 under the name HNK Croatia Brisbane but struggled to sustain a full squad of players for the entire season, so the club disbanded. But with the steady growth of the Croatian community in following years the club was reformed in 1957. On 15 May 1957 the club was registered with the governing federation as an official soccer club. At its peak in the 1980s the club competed in the Brisbane Premier League. 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in the Funcinpec party. He became the minister of education, and in 1994 he left that post to become foreign minister. '''Charles Hamilton Bell''' AO (Officer of the Order of Australia) (7 November 1960 17 January 2005) was an Australian business executive. He served as president of the American-based fast-food chain McDonald's from December 2002, and additionally as chief executive officer from April to November 2004. Bell was the first non-American to hold

; '''Oporto''' is an Australian-based fast-food franchise (Restaurant chain) with a Portuguese (Portugal)-theme. Oporto specialises

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of Windermere (electoral division of Windermere). He also served as Mayor of Launceston (List of mayors of Launceston) from 2005 to 2007. '''Aivi Luik''' (born 18 March 1985) is a football (soccer) player from Australia. She played as a midfielder for University of Nevada, Reno and currently plays for Brisbane Roar (Brisbane Roar FC W-League). '''"Found a Peanut"''' is a traditional song, often considered a children's song (children), in the United States

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and cultural life - including a very rich 'story-telling' tradition. While the 'modern impression' of Australian Aboriginal people is largely built around an image of the 'desert people' who have adapted to some of the harshest conditions on the planet (equivalent to the bushmen of the Kalahari), Australia provided a 'comfortable living' for the bulk of the Aboriginal people among the bountiful flora and fauna on the Australian coast - until the arrival of Europeans. Although a lucrative China

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and Wales, though it tends to be found in particular regions, not nationwide. A continental (Continental Europe) version is popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In Australia, other varieties of bowling are more popular, but the similar game of kegel (Kegel (bowling)), based on German nine-pin bowling, is popular in some areas. In Catalonia, ''bitlles'', a local version of this game was formerly popular. In some parts of Australia

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-Moral-Issues.aspx title publisher date accessdate 2011-01-20 ). In Australia, which has compulsory voting, and Malta, which does not, participation reaches 95%. These differences are caused by a mix of cultural and institutional factors. The vocal music program features groups such as the Men's Choir, Varsity Ensemble and International Show Choir. These award-winning choirs have performed in the United States, Austria, Hungary, Canada, Australia, China, South Korea, Indonesia, and many other countries. St. Mary's high schoolers may also take part in the Tokyo Area Honor Choir amongst other KPASSP schools, if they are accepted through auditioning. The St. Mary's High Schoolers enroll in contests in the United States with other choirs from Universities, since the level on tone and quality of the choir is very high. St. Mary's has never lost a choir competition in the Kanto Plains. *Argentina: Teatro Nacional Cervantes *Australia: National Theatre (National Theatre, Melbourne) in St Kilda (St Kilda, Victoria), Melbourne. *Austria: Burgtheater in Vienna - Das Burgtheater ''Farragut'' arrived at Cid Harbor, Australia, 11 May 1942, and until returning to Pearl Harbor 29 June, called at Brisbane, Noumea, Suva, Tongatapu, and Auckland while on escort duty. She next sortied from Pearl Harbor 7 July 1942, in the ''Saratoga'' (CV-3) (USS Saratoga (CV-3)) task force, bound for action in the Solomon Islands. She served as screening ship and plane guard during the air operations covering the assault on Guadalcanal 7 August, and then patrolled the eastern Solomons to protect sea lanes to Guadalcanal. On 24 and 25 August, the carrier she guarded engaged Japanese forces in the air Battle of the Eastern Solomons. '''Football Federation Australia''' ('''FFA''') is the governing body for the sport of football (soccer) (association football) in Australia. Before 1 January 2005, it was known as the '''Australian Soccer Association''' ('''ASA'''), which succeeded '''Soccer Australia''' in this role in 2003. Ben Buckley is currently the CEO of the FFA and Frank Lowy is the chairman. Ben Buckley appointed as new FFA CEO Football Federation Australia 8 November 2006 image_map LocationTorres.png map_caption The Torres Strait Islands, a region of the Australian state of Queensland national_anthem The islands are mostly part of Queensland, a constituent State of the Commonwealth of Australia (Australia), with a special status fitting the native (Melanesian) land rights, administered by the Torres Strait Regional Authority. A few islands very close to the coast of mainland New Guinea belong to the Western Province (Western Province (Papua New Guinea)) of Papua New Guinea, most importantly Daru Island with the provincial capital, Daru. History It was at Possession Island (Possession Island, Queensland) that Lieutenant James Cook first claimed British sovereignty over the eastern part of Australia in 1770. The London Missionary Society led by Rev. Samuel Macfarlane arrived on Erub (Darnley Island) (Darnley Island, Torres Strait) on 1 July 1871. This is referred to by the Islanders as "The Coming of the Light" and is celebrated annually by all Island communities on 1 July. Commons:Category:Australia Wikipedia:Australia Dmoz:Regional Oceania Australia

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for a German travel agency in Cologne. Following this, the fashion label Pietro Filipi selected him as their central photographer. In the spring of 1997, Zika was able to open his own studio in Prague, began shooting fashion and commercial photography, and his first large commissions started to come in. He began working on catalogs for fashion all over the globe, creating calendars and working on commissions in Australia, Barbados, Hawaii, the Dominican Republic and many

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recipients living recipients of the VC , and the youngest.military story 0,,1805900,00.html The question — How many people hold the Victoria Cross? (''The Guardian'', 26 June 2006). Retrieved 19 December 2007 Other living recipients of Victoria Cross awards include Willie Apiata – VC for New Zealand; Mark Donaldson – VC for Australia and Ben Roberts-Smith – VC for Australia. '''Rod Anderson''' is a race car driving


'''Australia''' is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent (Australia (continent)), the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands (list of islands of Australia). It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area (List of countries and dependencies by area). Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.

For at least 40,000 years who spoke languages grouped into roughly 250 language groups (Australian Aboriginal languages). Walsh, Michael (1991) "Overview of indigenous languages of Australia" in Suzane Romaine (ed.) ''Language in Australia'', Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-33983-9. After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch (Dutch Republic) explorers in 1606, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain (Kingdom of Great Britain) in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades; the continent was explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies were established.

On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated (Federation of Australia), forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Since Federation, Australia has maintained a stable liberal democratic (liberal democracy) political system that functions as a federal (Federalism) parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy comprising six states and several territories (States and territories of Australia). The population of 23.6 million is highly urbanised (Urbanization) and heavily concentrated in the eastern states (Eastern states of Australia) and on the coast.

Australia is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world, with the world's 12th-largest economy (List of countries by GDP (nominal)). In 2012 Australia had the world's fifth-highest per capita income (List of countries by GDP (nominal) per capita). Data refer mostly to the year 2012. World Economic Outlook Database-October 2013, International Monetary Fund. Accessed on 8 October 2013. Australia's military expenditure is the world's 13th-largest (List of countries by military expenditures). With the second-highest human development index globally (List of countries by Human Development Index), Australia ranks highly (International rankings of Australia) in many international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20 (G-20 major economies), Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and the Pacific Islands Forum.

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