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MAN Presentation: Australia
Transcript of MAN Presentation: Australia
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
Cost of Living
LIVING IN SYDNEY
LIVING IN MELBOURNE
LIVING IN PERTH
COST OF LIVING
Area 7.692 sq. km.
6th Largest Country but Smallest Continent
AUSTRALIA: THE BEGINNING
Who are the Aborigines of Australia?
Where do the Aborigines live in Australia?
Where are they now?
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
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.
Roman Catholic: 26%
Other Christian: 24.3%
*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*
Australian Football League (AFL)
Tennis - Australian Open
FOOD IN DAILY LIFE
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
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
English is the primary language used in Australia.
Slang = "Strine"
• 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
1974 Women's Rights
Melanie, Patty, Kareika, Rider, Kadeisha, Monique
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN AUSTRALIA ?
There are discrepancies in the research !
Men vs Women
Segregation among diverse groups
Skyline of Melbourne
GIFT GIVING ETIQUETTE
Sydney Opera House
BUSINESS MEETINGS & MEALS
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
Brief and concise
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
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
Nominal GDP (IMF)
IMPORTS AND EXPORTS
-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
Currency Exchange Rate: $1.41 USD/AUD
Inflation Rate (Jan 2015)
Average Household Income
- Farms cover 61%
of land mass
- Includes 135,997 farms
- Largest crops:
Ease of doing business rank: 10th
Industrial & Transportation
GLOBAL CREDIT RATING
Credit Rating (S&P): AAA |
Revenues: $376.1 Billion
Expenses: $376.3 Billion
Economic Aid: $7.7 Billion
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
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
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
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
Taxi Rate (AUD/km)
City Center Bus Fare
* Pay your taxes when living abroad, it may cost you later!*
Most expats meet other expats through:
Established expat communities
Joining a gym
TRUE OR FALSE
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.
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
Kindergarten to Year 6
Ages 5-12 years old
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
Southern Hemisphere: Season Reversal
Regular rain inland (tropics) vs. variable rain on coast
Great Barrier Reef
WILDLIFE & CLIMATE
Less expensive than Private School
2,000 AUD = $1,418.44