Information about Australia.
|ISO code/s||AU / AUS|
Australia (officially the Commonwealth of Australia), is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total 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.
|ABC News||$10 note: RBA celebrates Australian writers in new design|
|Feb. 17, 2017|
The Reserve Bank of Australia has unveiled the design of the new $10 note, which features similar graphics to the new $5 note released last September that received a mixed reception from the public.
The $10 note incorporates the same top-to-bottom clear window as the $5 note, a clear patch with a rolling colour effect, and a "tactile" feature to help the vision impaired community distinguish between denominations. The $10 note pays homage through symbolism to Dame Mary Gilmore and AB 'Banjo' Paterson, two celebrated Australian writers synonymous with Australian heritage.
|Reserve Bank of Australia||Next Generation of Banknotes: $10 Design Revealed|
|Feb. 17, 2017|
The Reserve Bank has today revealed the design of the new $10 banknote that will be issued into circulation from September 2017. The images show the basic design artwork on each side of the banknote.
The Governor, Philip Lowe, said: ‘The $10 banknote celebrates two famous Australian writers, Dame Mary Gilmore and AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson. Their work is recognised in several design elements on the banknote, including images of a pen nib in two of the clear windows and excerpts of their poetry in microprint.’
|Australian Broadcasting Corporation||Designer with the Midas Touch: Exhibition reveals artistry of man who designed Australia's coins|
|Dec. 15, 2016|
A new Royal Australian Mint exhibition is highlighting the works of the man who designed the artwork on Australian coins.
The Designer with the Midas Touch exhibition showcases not only the coins, but also intricately detailed silverware Stuart Devlin AO designed.
|Daily Mail||700-year-old Chinese bank note to be auctioned off in Sydney after being found in a Buddhist sculpture|
|Oct. 20, 2016|
A rare Chinese Ming Dynasty bank note has been discovered inside a wooden bust at an art auction house in Melbourne.
|Reserve Bank of Australia||Next Generation $5 Banknote Enters Circulation|
|Sept. 1, 2016|
Australia's new $5 banknote enters circulation today. Issuance is being supported by an information campaign to ensure that the Australian public is able to identify the new banknote and its security features.
The $5 banknote is the first in a new series and other denominations will be upgraded over coming years. Each banknote in the series will incorporate the same security features. Additionally, they will each feature a different species of Australian wattle and a native bird within a number of distinctive elements. The new $5 banknote features the Prickly Moses wattle and the Eastern Spinebill.
|Australian Broadcasting Corporation||Australia's new $5 notes to be more accessible to blind and vision-impaired people|
|Aug. 31, 2016|
A small change in Australia's new generation of bank notes is set to have a huge impact on blind and vision-impaired people. Two tiny, raised dots - about the size of a sprinkle on a piece of fairy bread - will appear on the new $5 note, which will be released into circulation by the Reserve Bank on September 1.
Vision Australia lead policy advisor Bruce Maguire said the new tactile feature would assist almost 360,000 Australians who are blind or vision-impaired.