tasmanians were hunted to extinction for sport. Japan had plans to invade and take over australia and india. Official policy kept it white for almost a century, white by their choosing. That is changing fast, discriminatory policies were dropped. People migrated to australia from neighboring areas. 1940 99% of austrainians were anglo celtic/white. By 1980 mix of vietnamese and italians and greeks. 2012 25% born abroad, 10% asians. Resulting culture is multi-cultural. Liberal leader tony Abbott:republican center right. Labor leader Prime minister Julia Gillard: democrat center left. 3 Oz economy: the kangaroo is kicking, growing for 20 years economically, even during recessions. About 30 years ago policies put in place. 12/13th biggest economy on earth. Some of the highest SOLs, standards of living on earth. Debt free compared to us and europe. Heavily traded currency 3/4th most traded. Bank system shames the us and europeans in terms of stability and sense. High average personal wealth and sol. Mining, exceptionally resource rich. Urnium, iron ore, coal, aluminum, beef, wool, offshore oil. Service sector platform for all of asia.
- Fall '08