User:Dl2000/Australia MoS draft

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The following guidelines apply to articles on Australia-related topics under the purview of the WikiProject Australia.

For general conventions, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style.

Naming conventions


See Wikipedia:Naming conventions (people).

Usually, a biographical article should be named in the way the names of the person who is the article's subject usually appears in English-language publications in Australia.


See Wikipedia:Naming conventions (geographic names)#Australia.



In accordance with Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Currency, the first time an Australian dollar amount appears in an article, indicate it like this: "[[Australian dollar|AU$]]100" (result: "AU$100"). Subsequently, the "AU" may be omitted (for example, "$100") unless this would be unclear (for instance, if two or more currencies are referred to in the article).

See also WP:$.


Dates are indicated with the day before the month (International format), that is, "9 August" and "9 August 1965". Therefore, in accordance with Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Strong national ties to a topic, in articles:


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Measurements should be set out using the metric system. Measurements in the Imperial system may be provided in parentheses after the metric measurement as can be done conveniently using the {{Convert}} template.


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Spelling used on Australian-related articles should follow Australian English practice.

The {{Australian English}} template may be used on talk pages of Australian articles, especially in cases where editors require guidance on the applicable spelling conventions.

See also Wikipedia:Manual of Style#National varieties of English.


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