What do you think of when Australia is mentioned? Crocodile Dundee, Steve Erwin, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, kangaroos, crocodiles, the Outback, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, Aborigines, wine, or vegemite?
Australia is much more than this. So much more to offer! Melbourne topped 140 rivals to be crowned the world’s most livable city 2 years in a row since 2011. The sports capital of the world has 70 percent of its total population participating at least once a week in a particular recreational activity or sport.
Despite having a convict colony history, Australia’s homicide rate is 1.2 per 100,000 population compared to the 6.3 per 100,000 in the United States.
Australians refer to English people as Pome, which is actually the acronym for Prisoners of Mother England.
Approximately 1.35 trillion bottles of wine are produced by Australia. Australia Day is a celebration of diversity and tolerance in Australian society, embracing all ethnic backgrounds, racial differences and political viewpoints.
Kangaroo meat can be purchased from the supermarket, butcher and available on restaurant menus as a leaner and healthier alternative to beef or lamb with a 1-2 percent fat content.
Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1902.