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Australia and US Leaders Friends Again

Australia and US Leaders Friends Again

After the rockiest of starts, it appears that President Trump and Malcolm Turnbull are back on friendly terms. Their relationship got off to a famously frosty start when Trump and Turnbull had a heated phone call over the topic of a refugee swap deal which President...

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Australian Rugby on Death Row

Australian Rugby on Death Row

I’ve written at length about Australia’s rich sporting tapestry in the past. As a nation of sports enthusiasts, Australians will watch just about anything if it’s competitive. From motor racing to Australian Rules, cricket, swimming or lawn bowls, fans will turn up...

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Melbourne or Sydney?

Melbourne or Sydney?

It is one of the oldest debates in Australia. Which of the country’s two biggest cities is best? Australia isn’t alone with this kind of fun banter among the population, Toronto vs. Vancouver and New York vs. San Francisco are a couple of international examples, but...

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Australia’s Top Universities Make World 100

Australia’s Top Universities Make World 100

Australian Universities are THE Universities to Attend Australian universities have always been considered to be strong and well respected around the world. This has recently been confirmed in an international survey where Australia featured strongly in the Times...

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The Great Barrier Reef is Fighting for Its Life

The Great Barrier Reef is Fighting for Its Life

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the most iconic natural treasures on our planet. It is the world’s largest coral reef and the biggest single structure constructed by living organisms, it's so big that it can be seen from space. More than 2 million tourists...

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Fluctuation in Leadership takes Its Toll

Fluctuation in Leadership takes Its Toll

The Australian political sphere has been anything but a picture of stability in recent years. The string of prime ministers has followed more of a Game of Thrones like attrition rate than would be expected from the economic leader of the South Pacific. In 2015, the...

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The Best Australian Coastal Walks – Our Top 3

The Best Australian Coastal Walks – Our Top 3

Australia is famed for its outdoors and great natural beauty. Some of the best tourist attractions in Australia are the nation’s walks. There is something for everyone, no matter how fit or adventurous, inland and coastal walks, challenging treks and easy strolls....

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Are Australians Really So Laid-back?

Are Australians Really So Laid-back?

When travelling abroad, Australians are often asked about the pace of life in Australia and the famous Australian work-life balance. But has the Australian lifestyle rightfully earned this 'no-worries' reputation? Is this relaxed image justified? And what is it...

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A Shifting Trend in Traditional Aussie Sports

A Shifting Trend in Traditional Aussie Sports

Australia has a rich sporting history that forms a significant part of the country’s identity. In recent years the sports landscape has become increasingly diverse, creating an environment characterized by much more competition for talent. So what, if any, has the...

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The Rise and Rise of Sydney Real Estate Prices

The Rise and Rise of Sydney Real Estate Prices

Sydney is arguably Australia’s most iconic city. The picturesque harbour city is blessed with natural beauty, it is an international business hub and a hotspot for both locals and immigrants. Sydney continues to lead the country in real estate price growth, a...

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Goodbye Fossil Fuels, Hello Renewable Energy

Goodbye Fossil Fuels, Hello Renewable Energy

Although Australia is a plentiful country with an abundance of natural resources at its disposal, it is relatively new to the renewable energy scene. With a traditional economy that leans heavily on the resources sector, Australian energy consumption trends have been...

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