Politics and International Relations: Organisations

Organisations, think tanks, meetings and government resources

Non governmental organisations

NGOs are independent organisations focused on particular issues, often working with government partners to provide advice and assistance, or campaigning governments to take action. They can be a great source of facts, figures and reports. These are just a few...

Australian Government resources

Government departments and agencies are an excellent source of information resources such as annual reports, budget papers, speeches, policy documents, legislation and statistical data.

See the following Goverment portals to start your search:

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Think tanks

Think tanks, or policy institutes, are research centres that focus on particular issues such as social policy and national security. They are an excellent source for policy documents and reports, but keep in mind they can be biased towards a particular political ideology.

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Country associations


Always critically evaluate the information you find.

  • Who is the site targeted at?
  • Who is the publisher / author? Are they an authorative source?
  • How is the information presented? Does it contain fact, opinion or bias?
    Does the site use references?
  • Is there a publication date? Is the material current, historical, up to date?
  • What scope or depth is covered? Is it what you need?

For further help see the short Library video: You be the judge: learn to evaluate.