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MAN Presentation: Australia

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BUSINESS PRACTICES
EXPAT LIVING
DEMOGRAPHICS
LAND & COASTLINE
Population (2014) 23,490,700
79% of total growth from 4 major cities

Aging Population & Immigration
In 40 years, 25% of population will be over 65 years old.
Increased openings for highly skilled jobs.
Lower birth rates (career concentrated)
Cities to Live in
Housing
Schooling
Cost of Living

LIVING IN SYDNEY
LIVING IN MELBOURNE
LIVING IN PERTH
HOUSING
SOCIAL LIFE
COST OF LIVING
Land
Area 7.692 sq. km.
6th Largest Country but Smallest Continent
20% Desert
Coastline
47,000 km
40% islands
AUSTRALIA: THE BEGINNING
Who are the Aborigines of Australia?

Where do the Aborigines live in Australia?

Where are they now?
FOUNDERS
James Cook - Claimed the Eastern Coast of Australia (1770)

Captain Arthur Phillip - First British Penal Colony (January 26, 1788)

AUSSIE SOCIETY & CULTURE
Principles & shared values include:
Respect for equal worth dignity and freedom
Freedom of speech and association
Freedom of religion and secular movement
Equality under the law
Peacefulness
A spirit of egalitarianism that embraces tolerance, mutual respect, and compassion for those in need.
'Fair go' (equal opportunity) for all and support for the underdog.
RELIGIOUS WORSHIP
Anglican: 26.1%
Roman Catholic: 26%
Other Christian: 24.3%
Non-christian: 11%
Other: 12.6%

*Indigenous Australians have their own unique religious traditions and spiritual values. Australia has no official state religion and people are free to practise any religion they choose*

SPORTS CULTURE
Australian Football League (AFL)

SPORTS CULTURE
Soccer
Tennis - Australian Open
Cricket
Netball
FOOD IN DAILY LIFE
National Emblems:
Vegemite (a yeast extract spread)
Milo (a powdered base for chocolate milk drinks),
Anzac biscuits (oat biscuits sent to soldiers in World War I)


- a blending of European cooking traditions with Asian flavors and products
Fusion Cuisine
Australians are also among the world's leaders in fast-food consumption.
WHAT ARE AUSTRALIANS LIKE?
Use of the first names
People who do not know each other generally do not kiss or hug when meeting
Shake hands with right hand
Looking people in the eye
BUT don’t stand too close
POPULATE OR PERISH
‘A powerful enemy looked hungrily toward Australia. In tomorrow’s gun flash that threat could come again. We must populate Australia as rapidly as we can before someone else decides to populate it for us.’

- Prime Minister Ben Chifley
Villawood Housing 1969
4.2 million immigrants arrived between 1945 and 1985

40% came from Britain and Ireland

IMIGRATION AFTER 1945
LANGUAGE
English is the primary language used in Australia.
Slang = "Strine"

Aussie slang

• Arvo - afternoon • G'day - good day/hello
• Goldy - Gold Coast • Sunnies - sunglasses
• Mozzie - mosquito • Togs - swimsuit/bikini
• Roo - kangaroo • Boardies - board shorts
• Snags - sausages • Brekkie - breakfast
•Aussie - Australian • Bloke - man/guy





CIVIL RIGHTS
1967 Referendum

1974 Women's Rights

AUSTRALIA
Group 5
Melanie, Patty, Kareika, Rider, Kadeisha, Monique


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN AUSTRALIA ?
There are discrepancies in the research !
Men vs Women
Segregation among diverse groups
CHARACTERISTICS
Skyline of Melbourne
GREETING ETIQUETTE
GIFT GIVING ETIQUETTE
Sydney Opera House
BUSINESS NEGOTIATIONS
CONVERSATION
BUSINESS MEETINGS & MEALS
BODY LANGUAGE
Down to Earth

Value sincerity and authenticity

Don't draw attention to themselves
Whale watching in Perth
Greetings are casual and relaxed even in a professional setting.

Regularly say Gday but foreigners overuse

First names are preferred

Handshakes and smiles are ok

Never ask an aboriginal "Still throwing spears?"

Prince Philip Duke of Ellington

The social life of an expat can be very comparable to the life they lived in the US.
Ok to give gifts to family, friends and close neighbors

Common courtesy to bring chocolate and quality wine or beer.
Gift giving in the workplace
SCHOOLING
Direct relationships
Brief and concise
Punctuality
Receptive to new ideas
Aggressive tactics don't work
Debates are entertaining
English is the common language spoken at meetings.

Welcome topics include weather, AFL, and ARL.

Avoid politics, religion and sex
"Access to high-quality education is considered the right of all citizens".

Attendance of school is expected of children ages 5-18 years of age.
Men should wear dark colored suits
Women should wear business suits
In Tropical areas, men can wear shirts and Bermuda shorts
Punctuality is important
Don't say "I'm stuffed"
Guest of honor sits on right of host
Everyone "shouts" for drinks
Strong eye-contact is key
Thumbs up is vulgar
Accepted distance is arms lengths
BUSINESS CARDS
Exchanged at initial introduction

Don't pass out cards to everyone

If other person doesn't ask for your card, they may not have one
OVERALL ECONOMY
$1,442,722 (12th)
Australia
United States
$17,348,075 (1st)
Nominal GDP (IMF)
IMPORTS AND EXPORTS
EMPLOYMENT
SECTORS
Unemployment Rate
United States
Australia
-Strongest Industries by Employment:

1. Health Care and Social Assistance: 1,460,281 employees
2. Retail Trade: 1,232,590 employees
3. Construction: 1,021,686 employees
4. Professional, Scientific and tech services: 987,846 employees
5. Manufacturing: 922,447 employees
6.1% (739,500)
5.5% (7,908,000)
Currency Exchange Rate: $1.41 USD/AUD
Inflation Rate (Jan 2015)
1.7%
-0.1%
Average Household Income
$145,400
$51,939
Labor Force
12.15 million
156 million
Agriculture: 4%
- Farms cover 61%
of land mass
- Includes 135,997 farms
- Largest crops:
Wheat
Barley
Sorghum
Cottonseed
Canola
Ease of doing business rank: 10th
SECTORS (CONT'D)
Industry: 27.3%
Mining

Industrial & Transportation

Food Processing

Chemicals

Steel
SECTOR (CONT'D)
Services: 68.7%
GLOBAL CREDIT RATING
Credit Rating (S&P): AAA |
Revenues: $376.1 Billion
Expenses: $376.3 Billion
Economic Aid: $7.7 Billion
Financial Services

Tourism

Media

Education
Most expats prefer renting to purchasing when moving to Australia.

Most popular cities for renting are Melbourne and Sydney

There is a shortage of rental properties causing them to be sold at a premium

Flat vs House
Furnished

Unfurnished
Apartment (monthly) - 2 bed House( monthly) - 2 bed
1,350 AUD | $957.45 1,300 AUD | $921.99

1,080 AUD | $765.96 1,180 AUD | $836.88
Schools Terms in Australia

Term 1- end of January to April (Summer)

Term 2- April to early July (Autumn)

Term 3- October to December (Spring)

Approximately 6 week vacation over December and January
UTILITIES
Mobile Call Rate (per min mobile to mobile) 0.99 AUD | $0.70
Internet (uncapped ADSL or Cable- avg/month) 90 AUD | $63.83
Electricity (avg per month for standard home) 100 AUD | $70.92
Telephone (monthly rate) 24 AUD | $17.02
BASIC GROCERIES
Milk 3.80 AUD | $2.70
Chesse (500g) 6.50 AUD | $4.61
Dozen Eggs 5.00 AUD | $3.55
White Bread 3.50 AUD | $2.48
Rice 2.50 AUD | $1.77
Transportation
Taxi Rate (AUD/km)

City Center Bus Fare

Petrol (AUD/Litre)
* Pay your taxes when living abroad, it may cost you later!*
Most expats meet other expats through:
Established expat communities
Playing sports
Joining a gym
Meeting families

TRUE OR FALSE
ANY QUESTIONS?
TRUE OR FALSE
TRUE OR FALSE
TRUE OR FALSE
Australia's land mass is covered with primarily farmland
Australians like to give gift cards and home baked desserts as gifts.
Australians are big on equal opportunity and supporting the underdog.
Australia is divided into four regions, North, South, East, and West.

SCHOOLING
Public School
Private School
Faith-based Schools
Expats refer to: www.newcomersnetwork.com
2/3 of population and large number foreigners attend public school
States of Victoria and New South Wales claim best institutions
Primary School:
Kindergarten to Year 6
Ages 5-12 years old
Highschool:
Year 7 to Year 12
Ages 12-18 years old

4 AUD | $4.57 / Mile

4 AUD | $2.84

4 AUD | $4.84 / gallon

TRUE OR FALSE
The cost of housing in Australia is less expensive than the United States.
More likely to have IB (International Baccalaureate) Curriculum
25,000 AUD annually = $17,730.49
Climate
Southern Hemisphere: Season Reversal
Regular rain inland (tropics) vs. variable rain on coast
Wildlife
Great Barrier Reef
Marsupials
Bats
WILDLIFE & CLIMATE
Less expensive than Private School
2,000 AUD = $1,418.44
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