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Aug 17, 2004
Adjusting and Working in Australia
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Australia has long been favorite destination among migrants. Well, who won’t? Aside from good opportunities the country has a very pleasant environment. Australia is famous for different landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef and world famous Bondi beach.

 

For those who are planning to work or live or both in the Land Down Under, this article is for you. This issue of Country Profile will talk on Australia and how to deal with Australia’s society and knowing the Australian work place etiquette. We compiled several tips in getting along and adjusting to the culture of the Aussies.

 

Australian Bios:

Capital City: Canberra

People: 92% Caucasian, 7% Asian, 1% Aboriginal

Language: English

Religion: 75% Christian, 1% Muslim, 1% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish

Government: independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations

Currency: Australian Dollars (AUD)

 

Geography

Most of Australia is vast, flat terrain, although the major part of the eastern seaboard is bordered by the Great Dividing Range. Inside Australia, you will find tropical rain forests in Queensland, dry red deserts in the center, and rolling pasture lands in Victoria, South Australia and sections of Western Australia. Adding to this diversity is the Great Barrier Reef running north of Cape York, parallel to the coastline for 1,250 miles.

 

Climate

October and April are great months, though September-May is all right in most parts of the country. December and January are the hottest months, July and August the coldest (Melbourne and Sydney, in particular).It is best advised to bring a sweater, no matter when or where you're going.

 

States

Choose from these territories that suite your taste and lifestyle. Although, they share the apirit of Australia, they are still different in their own ways.

  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Queensland.
  • Tasmania
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
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    Territories Australian Capital Territory

    Located in south east Australia between the cities of Sydney and Melbourne, the Australian Capital Territory is dominated by the dynamic, progressive city of Canberra, the political hub of the nation.

     

    Northern Territory

    From the arid desert of the “Red Centre” to the rainforest of Kakadu, the Northern Territory is a region of great natural beauty, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere…

     

     

    National holidays

  • Jan. 01 New Year's Day
  • Jan. 26 Australia Day
  • Apr. 10 Good Friday
  • Apr. 11 Easter Saturday
  • Apr. 13 Easter Monday
  • Apr. 25 Anzac Day
  • Jun. 08 Queen's Birthday
  • Oct. 05 Labour Day
  • Dec. 25 Christmas Day
  • Dec. 26 Boxing Day
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