The Lucky Country
Australia is often referred to as “The Lucky Country.” Its spacious surroundings, high standard of living, excellent health and education systems, temperate climate, wide and varied landscape, political and economic stability, and a general quality of life are envied around the world.
The appeal of Australia is evident in the large number of people who migrate under the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The 2010–11 migration program was set at 168,700 places—an overall total which was unchanged from 2009–10. Within this total, the skill stream was allocated 113 850 places to address current and emerging skill shortages in critical occupations and regions.
The family stream was set at 54 550 places, recognizing the benefits that accrue when Australians have their parents, partners, carers or children join them to live in Australia permanently.
General Information – Australia
Australia is a young country renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, favourable climate and magnificent beaches. It has an amazing variety of landscapes, animals, plants, people, cultures and lifestyles. Australia enjoys a variety of climate zones so everyone has somewhere they like.
Australia is a land of opportunity. With the growing economies of the Pacific Rim and the natural resources offered by Australia together with a highly skilled workforce it provides a dynamic and growing business structure.
Rightly very proud of its health, education and welfare systems with a low crime rate Australia offers a safe and secure environment.