Wikipedia:Australian Collaboration of the Fortnight/History/Archive 2007

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This is an archive of the Australian Collaborations of 2007.

Summary table

Summary
Article (details see below) Number of editors Number of edits Change in size
Mulesing 18 78 increased from 1052 words to 1836 words - 80% longer
Palm Island, Queensland 14 214 13 kb to 32 kb - 2.5 times longer; plus extra daughter articles and a split from main article
Leyland Brothers 7 22 279 words to 1045 - 3.7 times longer
Road transport in Australia 12 49 from 5.3 kb to 14.2 kb - more than twice as long
Irrigation in Australia 6 38 article did not exist when nominated, so all content is related to this nomination
Australia and the United Nations 11 29 article did not exist when nominated, so all content is related to this nomination
Cricket in Australia 11 238 article did not exist when nominated, so all content is related to this nomination (47kb)
Bushranger 11 29 article increased from 4771 bytes to 12,053 bytes
Climate of Australia 9 25 article increased from 5,338 bytes to 15,339 bytes - almost 3 times longer
Australian literature 6 10 article increased from 8,927 bytes to 9,162 bytes
Local government in Australia 3 11 article increased from 5,205 bytes to 7,151 bytes
Indigenous Australians 20 110 article shrank by about 2000 characters, but is still 75kb long
Outback 5 11 article increased from 8,805 bytes to 9,987 bytes
Men at Work 10 35 article increased from 3521 bytes to 10164 bytes - almost three times longer
Australian television 15 345 article increased from 3410 bytes to 47500 bytes - over 13 times longer!
Second Fleet (Australia) 4 15 article increased from 3,876 bytes to 5,990 bytes
Julia Gillard 5 31 article increased from 9,560 bytes to 11,399 bytes
Peter Costello many 109 article increased from 12,492 bytes to 16,273 bytes - 1/3 longer
Mateship 7 42 article increased from 3500 bytes to 4,729 bytes
Norfolk Island 7 22 article increased from 42,694 bytes to 45,224 bytes
Sydney 15 101 article increased from 60,450 bytes to 63,937 bytes
Australia Day 1 5 article increased from 10,905 bytes to 12,630 bytes
Cabinet of Australia 8 15 article increased from 4,082 bytes to 7,557 bytes
Media Watch (TV program) 9 13 article increased from 7,455 bytes to 14,634 bytes - roughly twice as long
1967 in Australia 9 165 article increased from 6,811 bytes to 26,694 bytes - nearly 4 times longer

Mulesing

Nominated on December 22 2006; needs 6 votes by February 2 2007 to remain listed. Selected 7 January 2007.

Support:

  1. Andjam 12:18, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
  2. Shiftchange 21:09, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
  3. pfctdayelise (talk) 05:10, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
  4. Garrie 11:06, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
  5. [ælfəks] 06:19, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Comments: Currently the subject of a stoush between Pink and industry groups. An article exists, but definitely has room for improvement. Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to a featured article on mulesing. Andjam 12:18, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Well, although I have participated in the practice - because the article is so bad I didn't know what I was doing... (sorry, bad joke)Garrie 11:06, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

It would be very nice to be able to beat the PETA loonies over the head with this (surely there must be some sources out there explaining why it's done instead of using bajillions of antibiotics? Whoops, my POV is showing...) [ælfəks] 06:19, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 7 January 2007 to 21 January 2007

  • 18 contributors made 78 edits
  • The article increased from 1052 words to 1836 words - 80% longer
  • See how it changed

Palm Island, Queensland

Nominated on 26 December 2006; needs 4 votes by 23 January 2007 to remain listed. Selected 21 January 2007

Support:

  1. WikiTownsvillian 06:46, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
  2. Hide&Reason 08:28, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
  3. pfctdayelise (talk) 10:34, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Comments: Obviously of national interest having been on the front page of The Australian almost every day for two weeks now and yet the article is very poor. WikiTownsvillian 06:46, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

  • I am very surprised that there is no separate article on the Palm Island conflict/violence/death/review (pick your noun). It has had enough media coverage to warrant a separate article. Then we have two contenders. :P pfctdayelise (talk) 05:26, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I think the current article should be expanded and once it gets to the stage where there is sufficient content then it should be split it into two articles. The way it currently stands the Australian; geographical, indigenous, historical, political and the social justice issues/debate are not being served by this current poor quality article. WikiTownsvillian 07:55, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 21 January 2007 to 4 February 2007

Leyland Brothers

Nominated on 4 January 2006; needs 6 votes by 15 February 2007 to remain listed.

Support:

  1. Longhair\talk 00:25, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. Garrie 20:15, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  3. Scott Davis Talk 12:20, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
  4. Mattinbgn 14:33, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • This article is an embarrassment considering the Leyland's efforts in bringing the Outback to ordinary Australians during the 1970's. The article desperately needs a major boost. -- Longhair\talk 00:25, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
This one might need some offline sources. There's not much about online that isn't already covered in the existing article. A visit to the local library may be in order. -- Longhair\talk 14:38, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 4 February 2007 to 18 February 2007

  • 7 contributors made 22 edits
  • The article increased from 279 words to 1045 - 3.7 times longer
  • See how it changed

Road transport in Australia

Nominated on 3 February 2007; needs 6 votes by 17 March 2007 to remain listed. Selected 18 February 2007.

Article did not exist at time of nomination.

Support:

  1. Scott Davis Talk 02:03, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
  2. Phaedrus86 12:36, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
  3. Wai Hong 18:03, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
  4. Chuq 01:03, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
  5. Garrie 11:15, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
  6. SatuSuro 13:24, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Comments: The Transport in Australia article is patchy. Rail transport in Australia is rated B-class. There is no equivalent for road transport. There is no article that brings together the Highways in Australia with the trucks, semi-trailer trucks, road trains, buses and cars that drive on them, the people and freight that travel over them, the companies and government departments that own and regulate them.

I have now created the article. Most of the articles that are mentioned above could also benefit from some Australian eyes correcting the worst stereotypes. --Scott Davis Talk 09:36, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 18 February 2007 to 4 March 2007

  • 12 contributors made 49 edits
  • The article increased from 5.3 kb to 14.2 kb - more than twice as long
  • See how it changed. The article did not exist when nominated, so in some sense the entire article is part of the collaboration.

Irrigation in Australia

... or Water supply in Australia Originally both titles were nominated. Now that one is created, I've moved the other out of the title so the link from its talk page works. Scott Davis Talk 09:41, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Nominated on 4 February 2007; needs 8 votes by 1 April 2007 to remain listed. Selected 4 March 2007.

Support:

  1. Mattinbgn/ talk 01:35, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
  2. Golden Wattle talk 18:42, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
  3. ImperialAssassin talk 17:12 11 February 2007 (UTC)
  4. SatuSuro 13:26, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
  5. --VS talk...images 12:24, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
  6. Buster95 06:48, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
  7. Wai Hong 14:16, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Comments: While the article doesn't exist as yet, the recent move by the Federal government to assume control over the Murray-Darling and water issues gaining a greater prominence lately as a result of the drought, may make this a good time to develop it. The topic has Australia wide significance and there should be plenty of high quality scientific sources and many recent news articles to draw upon to get it to quite a high standard.--Mattinbgn/ talk 01:35, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure about the name. Irrigation? Maybe Water management? or just Water? pfctdayelise (talk) 13:12, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Happy to consider a change to Water in Australia or Water supply in Australia. It has the advantage of including urban supplies in the scope of the article as well.--Mattinbgn/ talk 00:48, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
  • I can't believe there isn't an article on this topic, seems as it is getting very important here in Australia. ImperialAssassin talk 17:17, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
When starting to think about the scope, I think Irrigation in Aust is a better topic - can do history, major schemes, agricultural productivity shifts, ...--Golden Wattle talk 22:44, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
  • To my mind the title Water supply in Australia opens up the scope of content for such an article exponentially and allows for many, many side articles .... all of which is good given the current actual and political climate (pun intended) across Australia. A great nomination with plenty of foresight by Mattinbgn. --VS talk...images 12:24, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
  • I agree with VirtualSteve. Wai Hong 14:16, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 4 March 2007 to 18 March 2007

Australia and the United Nations

Nominated on 8 March 2007; needs 8 votes by 3 May 2007 to remain listed. Selected 18 March 2007 when the article still did not exist.

Support:

  1. Peta 03:34, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
  2. cj | talk 07:26, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
  3. ImperialAssassin talk 19:07, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
  4. WikiTownsvillian 23:49, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
  5. MojoTas 01:57, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
  6. michael talk 02:28, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
  7. Canley 11:54, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • A pretty gaping hole in out coverage of Australian foreign relations; would also be a good place to merge List of Australian Ambassadors to the United Nations. Budding or actual political scientists should know all about this. --Peta 03:34, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Coverage of Australia's foreign relations, is, in general, a gaping hole. An article on a topic such as this would go a ways to rectifying that.--cj | talk 07:26, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
  • This is needed because our international polices are not in an article ~ ImperialAssassin 19:07, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Would make for a very interesting article, especially if particular note is made of H. V. Evatt and his influence and power in the body. michael talk 02:28, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
  • I saw this on Requested Articles about a year ago, couldn't believe there wasn't one already. I made a start on one but got sidetracked. There's plenty of sources and material available if I recall. --Canley 11:54, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 18 March 2007 to 1 April 2007

  • 11 contributors made 29 edits
  • The article did not exist when selected for ACOTF.
  • This was the state of the article after the collaboration.

Cricket in Australia

Nominated on 10 February 2007; needs 6 votes by 24 March 2007 to remain listed. Selected (with 7 votes) on 1 April 2007. Another one which did not exist until it was selected.

Support:

  1. Chuq 01:02, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
  2. Roisterer 22:30, 11 February 2007 (UTC) (see comment below)
  3. SatuSuro 13:27, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
  4. Moondyne 04:13, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
  5. Wai Hong 11:34, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
  6. ImperialAssassin talk 22:14, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
  7. Daniel Bryant 10:18, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

ACOTF from 1 April 2007 to 15 April 2007

  • 11 contributors made 238 edits
  • The article increased from nothing to 47 kilobytes
  • See its final state

Bushranger

Nominated on 6 March 2007; needs 8 votes by 1 May 2007 to remain listed. Selected with 9 votes on 15 April 2007.

Support:

  1. JRG 01:13, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  2. Mattinbgn/ talk 01:54, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  3. WWGB 04:39, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  4. Garrie 05:25, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
  5. Ghostieguide 07:46, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
  6. Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 11:23, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
  7. Nomadtales 22:21, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
  8. Witty lama 19:19, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
  9. ZayZayEM 03:56, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • This article is a disgrace, and is an important part of Australia's history. It was previously nominated back in 2005 and failed on votes, but it's time to bring this up again and fix it up. JRG 01:13, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  • There's plenty of sources out there waiting for this article. It's a very important topic, and needs a lot of work. --Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 11:23, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 15 April 2007 to 29 April 2007

  • 11 contributors made 29 edits
  • The article increased from 4771 bytes to 12,053 bytes
  • See how it changed

Climate of Australia

Nominated on 22 February 2007; needs 10 votes by 3 May 2007 to remain listed. Selected with 8 votes on 29 April 2007.

Support:

  1. Peta 00:46, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
  2. Mattinbgn/ talk 06:14, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
  3. Garrie 11:45, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
  4. --VS talk...images 01:47, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
  5. ImperialAssassin talk 18:33, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  6. Shiftchange 22:33, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
  7. Wai Hong 08:33, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
  8. Witty lama 19:19, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Comments: Created to merge a lot of small articles into something more useful; needs a lot of work. --Peta 00:46, 22 February 2007 (UTC) Hopefully, this will lead to Climate change in Australia, not incorporate that topic (eventually, maybe?)Garrie 11:45, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 29 April 2007 to 13 May 2007

  • 9 contributors made 25 edits
  • The article increased from 5,338 bytes to 15,339 bytes - almost 3 times longer
  • See how it changed

Australian literature

Nominated on 7 April 2007; needs 8 votes by 2 June 2007 to remain listed. Selected 13 May 2007.

Support:

  1. 60.231.113.172 00:50, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
  2. Brisvegas 13:10, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
  3. cj | talk 13:16, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
  4. baby_ifritah 13:51, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
  5. Garrie 00:02, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
  6. Canley 03:14, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
  7. Nomadtales 06:23, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
  8. Littlepilgrim1 02:27, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
  9. SatuSuro 02:30, 5 May 2007 (UTC) - please see comment below
  10. Mrmoocow 00:00, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
  11. Boylo 01:50, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Against:

  1. WWGB 13:28, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Comments:Hopefully to provide a more comprehensive page, and even help improve individual author pages.

  • Was nominated only recently, but was unsuccessful. It still deserves a chance.--cj | talk 13:16, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Yes, nominated recently AND removed. What is the point of having a process if a defeated nomination comes right back again? WWGB 13:28, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
  • There is no rule that says how long there should be between successive nominations. We can explore introducing one if it becomes a problem - one renomination is not a problem. The rules above do say 1) nominations and votes should be from logged-in users and 2) Opposing votes have no effect. --Scott Davis Talk 14:48, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
  • I don't think it's right to consider a failed ACOTF nomination as "defeated", merely that it was unsupported or unnoticed at the time. There was certainly some call in the press recently for Wikipedia's coverage in this area to be improved, and I for one would be happy to assist . --Canley 03:14, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
  • I originally nominated the article last time. It is good to see someone else has nominated it again, it means that people can see the article needs work. Australian Literature is after all a document of immense scope and it hardly touches on major contributors to it. Nomadtales 06:23, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Most concerned that there is a current proposal for a wikiproject as well - the available resources that go into cleaning up what was an embarrasment to the Australian project (the Australian Literature article was for some time the oddest I have ever seen) - will be needed in the long term to sustain the new wikiproject as well - so I do hope that whoever is putting there head up now are around to keep the project going as well! SatuSuro 02:34, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
  • just a note for those interested in a possible lit project - i posted the idea for comment here baby_ifritah 09:19, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 13 May 2007 to 27 May 2007

  • 6 contributors made 10 edits
  • The article increased from 8,927 bytes to 9,162 bytes
  • See how it changed

Local government in Australia

Nominated on 29 April 2007; needs 6 votes by 10 June 2007 to remain listed. Select 27 May 2007.

Support:

  1. Mattinbgn/ talk 22:04, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
  2. WWGB 23:33, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
  3. Shiftycus 08:46, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
  4. cj | talk 12:37, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
  5. WikiTownsvillian 12:39, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • The third tier of government in Australia and deserves a better article. -- Mattinbgn/ talk 22:04, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 27 May 2007 to 10 June 2007

  • 3 contributors made 11 edits
  • The article increased from 5,205 bytes to 7,151 bytes
  • See how it changed

Indigenous Australians

Nominated on 30 April 2007; needs 8 votes by 25 June 2007 to remain listed. Selected 10 June 2007

Support:

  1. Gnangarra 04:19, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
  2. baby_ifritah 13:50, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
  3. WikiTownsvillian 12:41, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
  4. SatuSuro 02:35, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
  5. Joshlama 08:59, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
  6. Brisvegas 09:38, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Since the 40th anniversary on the right for Indigenous Australians to vote occurs on the 27th May [1] I think this article(IMHO its near "A" class now) should be brought up to FA standards and nominated to FAC. Gnangarra
  • The anniversary is definitely a good motivation. baby_ifritah 13:50, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
  • The article attracts some real flies - we need some swats in the form of a good article SatuSuro 02:36, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 10 June 2007 to 27 June 2007, slightly over a fortnight

  • At least 20 contributors made 110 edits, but some were vandalism and its reversion
  • The article shrunk by about 2000 characters, but is still 75kb long.
  • See how it changed

Outback

Nominated on 30 April 2007; needs 8 votes by 25 June 2007 to remain listed. Selected 27 June with 6 votes, late for selecting on 24 June.

Support:

  1. ImperialAssassin 19:55, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
  2. WWGB 02:53, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
  3. cj | talk 12:38, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
  4. Borgardetalk 03:36, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
  5. Brisvegas 12:59, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
  6. MarshallOwen 17:56, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • The Outback covers most of our country and should be improved
  • An important part of Australia's history and tourism WWGB 02:53, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 27 June 2007 to 8 July 2007

  • 5 contributors made 11 edits
  • The article increased from 8,805 bytes to 9,987 bytes
  • See how it changed

Men at Work

Nominated on 19 June 2007; needs 6 votes by 31 July 2007 to remain listed. Selected 8 July 2007.

Support:

  1. Longhair\talk 05:03, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
  2. Gnangarra 16:21, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
  3. WWGB 23:47, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
  4. Garrie 00:50, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
  5. Andersmusician VOTE 17:47, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Comments: Article is in a poor state considering the popularity of this band during the 1980's. -- Longhair\talk 05:03, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 8 July 2007 to 21 July 2007

  • 10 contributors made 35 edits
  • The article increased from 3521 bytes to 10164 bytes - almost three times longer
  • See how it changed

Australian television

Nominated on 20 July 2007; needs 8 votes by 13 September 2007 to remain listed.

Support:

  1. Stickeylabel 06:48, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
  2. ~ Trisreed my talk my contribs 06:49, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
  3. Smacca 09:25, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
  4. - Mike Beckham 09:30, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
  5. Gbenemy 02:05, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
  6. timgraham 10:16, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Australian television is in need of urgent attention. The article should go into depth with regards to programming, broadcasting, news, presenters, and ratings, as well as provide links to the main articles for each of these areas. Stickeylabel 06:49, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Yes, Stickeylabel has done a great job with Australian television broadcasting and bringing it up to GA status, it would be great if quite a few people could get on board and help with this ~ Trisreed my talk my contribs 06:53, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 22 July 2007 to 5 August 2007

  • 15 contributors made 345 edits
  • The article increased from 3410 bytes to 47500 bytes - over 13 times longer!
  • See how it changed

Second Fleet (Australia)

Nominated on 8 July 2007; needs 6 votes by 19 August 2007 to remain listed. Selected 5 August 2007.

Support:

  1. WWGB 15:00, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
  2. Tal 11:11, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
  3. WA Burdett 12:12, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
  4. Boylo 10:04, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
  5. Lankiveil 09:58, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • A wretched voyage, conveying some of Australia's future prominent citizens. The present article is not worthy of the importance of the voyage. WWGB 15:00, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Agreed, this is a very important article, and desperately needs improvement. Tal 11:11, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 5 August 2007 to 19 August 2007

  • 4 contributors made 15 edits
  • The article increased from 3,876 bytes to 5,990 bytes
  • See how it changed

Julia Gillard

Nominated on 11 August 2007; needs 2 votes by 25 August 2007 to remain listed. Selected 19 August 2007.

Support:

  1. WikiTownsvillian 13:28, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
  2. WWGB 14:12, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
  3. Garrie 02:51, 16 August 2007 (UTC)
  4. ~ Trisreed my talk my contribs 12:06, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Kevin Rudd has a good article, but given the impending election probably best we brush up articles on other key players. WikiTownsvillian 13:28, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 19 August 2007 to 2 September 2007

  • About 5 serious editors and several vandals and vandal fighters made a total of 31 edits
  • The article increased from 9,560 bytes to 11,399 bytes
  • See how it changed

Peter Costello

Nominated on 11 August 2007; needs 4 votes by 8 September 2007 to remain listed.

Support:

  1. WikiTownsvillian 13:28, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
  2. OK I'll remove my bias. PC needs a WP:good article or better, he's the treasurer.Garrie 02:52, 16 August 2007 (UTC)
  3. go peter Talk to symode09's or How's my driving? 11:47, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
  4. Righter than rain 10:40, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
  5. This article is very light on. It can do with some serious work. Cheers Bcollier 03:10, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • John Howard has a good article, but given the impending election probably best we brush up articles on other key players. WikiTownsvillian 13:28, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 2 September 2007 to 16 September 2007

  • many contributors made 109 edits, including vandalism and its reversion
  • The article increased from 12,492 bytes to 16,273 bytes - 1/3 longer
  • See how it changed

Mateship

Nominated on 12 August 2007; needs 4 votes by 9 September 2007 to remain listed. Selected with 3 votes on 16 September 2007.

Support:

  1. raya 85 09:30, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
  2. Charleykit 10:01, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
  3. Thamusemeantfan 01:42, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
  4. Sebi [talk] 09:35, 14 September 2007 (UTC)
  5. Scatterbrain 12:54, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Comments: This article is currently a joke. It is a key value to australia and yet it has an incomprehensible article.

ACOTF from 16 September 2007 to 30 September 2007

  • 7 contributors made 42 edits
  • The article increased from 3500 bytes to 4,729 bytes
  • See how it changed

Norfolk Island

Nominated on 21 August 2007; needs 7 votes by 3 October 2007 to remain listed. Selected with 6 votes on 30 September 2007.

Support:

  1. JRG 01:01, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
  2. Avala 19:38, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
  3. Roisterer 10:56, 17 September 2007 (AEST)
  4. Canley 03:31, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
  5. Sharkface217 02:23, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
  6. Goodleh 03:30, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Australia's most active non-mainland territory. Compared to our other state and territory articles this one is lacking significantly, and there is no specific WikiProject to help out with it. Some collaboration to improve this article to a GA-class status would be helpful. JRG 04:56, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 30 September 2007 to 14 October 2007

  • 7 contributors made 22 edits
  • The article increased from 42,694 bytes to 45,224 bytes
  • See how it changed

Sydney

Nominated on 17 September 2007; needs 6 votes by 29 October 2007 to remain listed.

Support:

  1. Mattinbgn\ talk 00:29, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
  2. Euryalus 05:31, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
  3. cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 06:11, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
  4. Comte0 12:04, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
  5. Sebi [talk] 10:00, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
  6. -- Anonymous DissidentTalk 10:06, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Australia's largest city, recently removed from GA class. While it doesn't need a massive expansion, the topic deserves a FA class article. -- Mattinbgn\ talk 00:29, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 14 October 2007 to 28 October 2007

  • Over 15 contributors made 101 edits
  • The article increased from 60,450 bytes to 63,937 bytes
  • See how it changed

Australia Day

Nominated on 4 October 2007; needs 4 votes by 2 November 2007 to remain listed. Selected 28 October 2007.

Support:

  1. Sebi [talk] 06:26, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
  2. -- Anonymous DissidentTalk 10:07, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
  3. ImperialAssassin - 17:09, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
  4. Phgao 17:29, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

ACOTF from 28 October 2007 to 11 November 2007

  • 1 contributor made 5 edits (plus several other editors made vandal or trivial edits)
  • The article increased from 10,905 bytes to 12,630 bytes
  • See how it changed

Cabinet of Australia

Nominated on 15 October 2007; needs 4 votes by 12 November 2007 to remain listed. Selected on 11 November 2007.

Support:

  1. Australian Matt 12:15, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
  2. Wow that is very short. Phgao 17:33, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • This is a High importance article that requires expansion -- especially in sections on its history, powers, composition and appointment. It'll be particularly timely to expand on it soon, as the cabinet may look very different by the end of November. Australian Matt 12:15, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 11 November 2007 to 25 November 2007

  • 8 contributors made 15 edits (not counting vandalism and its reversion)
  • The article increased from 4,082 bytes to 7,557 bytes
  • See how it changed

Media Watch (TV program)

Nominated on 12 November 2007; needs 4 votes by 10 December 2007 to remain listed.

Support:

  1. WikiTownsvillian 06:40, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
  2. Spebi 07:21, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
  3. Australian Matt (talk) 00:09, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • I would have thought that this TV series is pretty unique around the world, lets expand it and really work out how lucky Australia is to have someone watching the watchers WikiTownsvillian 06:40, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Hey, this might be an interesting one – I'll help out as much as I can. Spebi 07:21, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
  • I'll help out -- just a bit busy until Nov 25... Australian Matt (talk) 00:09, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 25 November 2007 to 9 December 2007

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1967 in Australia

Nominated on 15 November 2007; needs 4 votes by 13 December 2007 to remain listed. Selected 9 December 2007.

Support:

  1. Golden Wattle talk 00:15, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  2. Mattinbgn\talk 02:04, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  3. Canley 23:56, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • 1967 was the year Harold Holt disappeared. His disappearance has been featured in a Bulletin article, is about to be featured on television and it is also the 40th anniversary. It would be good if we could work on substantially improving one of these articles to make it a useful point of reference--Golden Wattle talk 00:15, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  • This actually sounds interesting and a little different. There should not be too much difficulty finding sources. -- Mattinbgn\talk 02:04, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  • I've been doing a lot of work on these "19XX in Australia" articles, and I think it would be a great idea to work on them one at a time as a collaboration and get them up to a really terrific standard. --Canley 23:56, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

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