The site that I studied for research information was the Early Childhood site for Austrailia. The link to access is: http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/
The section where I found the research infornation for Austrailia was titled RIPS. The Research in Practice Series (RIPS) is a resource, offering effective new approaches for those challenging issues which arise in the care and education of young children.
Two of the current international research topics I found on the website were learning and teaching through play and prevention and resolution of bullying. These two topics in particular are two things that we have in common with Austrailia. These are topics of research here in America as well. I was not able to click on any of the RIPS articles because they needed to be purchased in order to be viewed but through the titles of the RIPS there are many common research topics that we share with Austrailia.
Some noteworthy information I found is that many of the ideas and information involving early childhood are similar to those here in the states.