Australia


INTRODUCTION
, island continent located southeast of Asia and forming, with the
nearby island of Tasmania, the commenwealth of , a self governing
member of the Commenwealth of Nations. The commenwealth of is made up
of six states--News south Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria,
and Wester n Australia--and two territories--the Australian Capital Territory
and the Northern Territory.

Australia, including Tasmania but excluding external territories, covers a land
area of 7,682,300 sq. km, extending from Cape York (100 41' S) in the north some
3,680 km to Tasmania (430 39' S), and from Cape Byron (1530 39' E) in the east
some 4,000 km west to Western Australia (1130 9' ...

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one of the most multicultural nations in the world it is possible
to find vibrant ethnic communities using almost every other world
language.Australian school children have the highest rate of learning Asian
languages, particularly Japanese and Chinese, of any industrialized western
nation - in recognition of their future as a member of the Asia-Pacific region.

Labor force is 8.63 million(september 1991) by occupation of finance and service
33.8%, public and community services 22.3%, wholesale and reatail trade 20.1%,
manufacturing and industry 16.2%, agriculture 6.1%(1987).

Political System

Australia has a federal system of government, and a long history as a multiparty
parliamentary democracy. There is no written Bill of Rights, but fundamental
rights are ensured by law and respected in practice.

The Commonwealth (federal) government and the six state governments operate
under written constitutions that draw on the British tradition of a Cabinet
Government, led by a Prime ...

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half the members of
the Senate is due before that time, but no earlier than July, 1995.

Under complex conditions specified in the federal Constitution -- in essence,
extended deadlock between the House and Senate -- both houses may be dissolved
simultaneously, so that ensuing national elections would involve all seats in
Parliament. This "double dissolution" is unusual, and has occurred only six
times since the Constitution entered into effect (1901).

All major parties support the U.S.-Australia alliance and stress the importance
of close relations between Australia and the United States. Thus, this
longstanding and stable pattern is essentially unaffected by the outcome of
national ...

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