Australia Ky'ara JAMes

Australia has 16,000 miles of coasting, boasting some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. The island of Tasmania is one of the world's 10 most beautiful and Sydney is one of the world's ten loveliest cities.

POLITICS - Australia's system of government is based on the liberal democratic tradition, which includes religious tolerance and freedom of speech and association. It's institutions and practices reflect British and North American models but are uniquely Australian. The Commonwealth of Australia was created on January 1, 1901 - Federation Day - when six former British colonies - now the six States of Australia agreed to form a union. The Australian Constitution, which took effect on January 1, 1901 lays down the framework for the Australian system of government.

Parliament House, Canberra

ECONOMICS - Free market is the main characteristics of the economic system of Australia. The growth of the economy is phenomenal and this country is among the first five developed countries of the world. The four main components are trade, manufacturing, services and finance. In the beginning of the 21st century the Australian government had taken a pledge to further reform its economy. The standard of living of Australia has risen significantly in the last fifteen years and it is just below United States now.

RELIGION - The major religion in Australia is CHRISTIANITY. With the major denominations including Catholic, Anglican, Uniting Church, Presbyterian and Reformed, Eastern Orthodox, Baptist and Lutheran. The two major denominations, Anglican and Catholic, account of 42.4% of the Australian population.

SOCIAL STRUCTURE - In Australia there are five main social classes and they are established working class, establishing middle class, mobile middle class, emerging affluent class and astablished affluent class.

INDUSTRY - The main industry is mining and its the process or industry of obtaining coal or other minerals from a mine, the business rank is the 13th. Some other major industries of Australian economy are manufacturing, finance, ship building, information and technology, agricultural, mining , insurance, aviation and telecommunications industry.

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT - Australia's vibrant and diverse cities offer a relaxed outdoor lifestyle, as well as a host of theatres, restaurants, nightlife and events. The ocean, bush, and mountains are never more than a short drive away.

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