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Things about Australia

Things about Australia


What You Don’t Know About the Land Down Under 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! Here are some interesting facts about Australia: Melbourne…


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Australian Christmas Foods

Australian Christmas Foods


For Kylie Kwong, cooking good food is a feature of the big day. Photograph: AAP Christmas Day never fails to remind me how incredibly fortunate and blessed I am: more than 70 members of our extended family gather for an enormous all-day-and-night feast. Whoever has the biggest place, with the biggest outdoor area, the biggest swimming pool and the biggest DVD player gets the…


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Aboriginal knowledge

Aboriginal knowledge


Authors: Elizabeth Estey M.A., Janet Smylie, M.D., & Ann Macaulay, M.D. for the CIHR - Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health. [ PDF (49 KB) | Help ] There are many different and complex descriptions of knowledge translation (KT), and no single agreed upon definition. One definition that has been used to describe KT in Aboriginal contexts is: sharing what we know about…


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Getting to Australia

Getting to Australia


Gone are the days when you just jumped on a boat and turned up. Now things are a little more tricky. In this very straight forward and quick guide, I’ll run through 6 ways to emigrate to Australia. Please be aware this post was written March 2009 and although I do try to keep it up-to-date, it is always wise to doublecheck over at border.gov.au/. Employer Sponsored Workers…


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Australian Christmas Food ideas

Australian Christmas Food ideas


It’s party time – and whether it’s the office Christmas party, the street party or just catching up with friends and family, each time is an opportunity to eat and drink to excess. Here are my top Christmas food and drink choices to prevent overindulging TOO much this party season: 1. Eat canapés based on vegetables or seafood such as Sushi and oysters. They are an excellent…


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Aussie Christmas

Aussie Christmas


The Jacaranda trees are burgeoning with buds and starting to erupt into magnificent panicles of soft blue blossom, heralding the coming of Christmas to Australians all around our huge island home. We don’t have the snow, yule logs, red-berried holly, and roaring log fires that are associated with a northern hemisphere Christmas. The heavy reds and greens of traditional decorations…


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What holidays does Australia celebrate?

What holidays does Australia celebrate?


LOCATION: Australia POPULATION: 18 million LANGUAGE: English RELIGION: Christianity (majority); Islam; Buddhism; Judaism 1 • INTRODUCTION Australia is relatively young as a country, but it is a very ancient land. For over 40, years Aboriginal people lived in harmony there with their environment. When England first settled Australia in 1788, however, and made it a penal colony…


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Ethnic diversity in Australia

Ethnic diversity in Australia


One of the sharpest divides in attitudes to Australia Day celebrations is between those who think of Australia as a nation of migrants and those who regard Australians as a unique people and culture. For those who see Australia as a nation of migrants, evidence of growth in the numbers and diversity of the overseas-born is a cause for celebration. They can claim Australia is…


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AUS Christmas Lighting

AUS Christmas Lighting


Fancy decorating your home with thousands of Christmas lights? What about syncronising those lights to music? Or maybe even building your display with a range of DIY projects and collaborative ideas? You re not alone! AusChristmasLighting.com is home to a community of Christmas lighting enthusiasts who run or are considering to run a computerised lights display. The best resource…


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Bringing Animals to Australia

Bringing Animals to Australia


… and a lot of unhappy cat and dog owners as well. It was only a few months ago that I wrote my post Dogs and Cats in Australian Quarantine: It’s Good News, and it was very good news indeed. The big announcement was that for some qualifying dogs and cats, their stay in quarantine was to be reduced from 30 days to just 10. Well, on 3 February 2014, those new rules came into…


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