5 Reasons to love Australia in 2018
When you think about why you love Australia the first thing that comes to mind for most people is blue skies with lots of sunshine.
Yes, most of Oz basks in the wonderful warm glow of that big yellow ball up above but you must take care and protect yourself from getting too much sunburn.
Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays and approximately, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer by the time they are 70. Ouch!
About 85% of the population live within 50km of the coast. This is one good reason to love Australia because this makes it one of the world’s most urbanized nation in the world.
Oz girls seem to strive for the blond ponytail deeply tanned look which is great while they are young but as they age the price they pay for too much sun time is badly wrinkled skin.
Because Australia is such a large place with approximately 25,760 km (16,006 miles) of coastline, summertime weather varies from extremely hot in the north to perfectly mild in the south.
Most Aussies are aware of the dangers of too much sunshine and wear hats or caps, long sleeve shirts and plenty of sunscreen so they can enjoy the endless summer days.
Spring and Autumn are generally a great time to love Australia and getting through the short winter months is not too much of a challenge.
Compared to other countries Australians have seen, since 1991, their economy register an average growth rate of 3.2 percent per annum.
Australia is at the beginning of a major public infrastructure construction boom which has ensured that a record proportion of construction workers have already found jobs.
Transport projects alone are set to boom for the next five years, peaking in three years from now (2020), according to research by economic consultancy Macromonitor.
This is great news for new construction skilled migrants because data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirms that construction jobs devoted to new roads, bridges, tunnels, hospitals, and schools are Australia’s hottest job creation sector.
Healthcare and agriculture are also strong job-creating sectors and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
Aussies have a great lifestyle, they work hard and play hard and love the great outdoors.
Also, there is no shortage of culture with fantastic museums and galleries, a thriving theater, a wonderful music scene, fantastic restaurants and of coarse, the best coffee shops.
Most people earn a reasonable wage here but over the last couple of years, the price of houses especially in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth has skyrocketed making it harder for many families to make ends meet.
However, many Australians (they love to travel) still manage to take annual cheap holidays to Bali, Indonesia, Asia and Europe.
Every town and city has an efficient public transport system so it’s easy to get about. I recently did a train/bus trip to Sydney airport from the city of Gosford on the Central Coast and the scenic trip was a wonderful experience and most important, stress-free.
Sydney traffic can be hectic so it’s best to avoid it.
Like any country, you need to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions. There are many reasons Australia is ranked as one of the safest countries in the world mainly due to a great police force.
Obviously, you must still take the necessary common-sense precautions to stay safe.
Australians love helping the underdog and give them a ‘fair go’. They are extremely generous and support numerous charities.
All kinds of sports are played in Oz with Australian football, soccer, rugby league/union, cricket and swimming being the most popular.
If you live near a beach, then surfing and surf lifesaving are extremely popular.
Every January the Big Bash Cricket competition which has a huge following of enthusiastic cricket fans across the country, is played.
Horse racing is also well supported reaching fever pitch with the Melbourne Cup that is held each year in November. In the state of Victoria, Melbourne Cup Day has been declared a public holiday.
I find it wonderful that Australians aren’t shy to take a day off to celebrate a major sporting success like when they won the Americas Cup in 1983.
5) Medical Care
Australia has a first-class medical health system (Medicare).
Sure, it’s not perfect but the authorities are constantly seeking ways to improve it.
According to Wikipedia “Medicare is a publicly funded universal health care system in Australia. Operated by the Department of Human Services, Medicare is the primary funder of health care in Australia, funding primary health care for Australian citizens and permanent residents including Norfolk Island.
Residents are entitled to subsidized treatment from medical practitioners, eligible midwives, nurse practitioners and allied health professionals who have been issued a Medicare provider number and can also obtain free treatment in public hospitals.”
Unfortunately, dental care is for your account and it’s bloody expensive. One of many reasons Australians travel to Thailand or Malaysia is to have major dental problems taken care of at a fraction of the cost.
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