Why Australia

Australia has a quality of life and level of economic well-being that is among the highest in the world.

In addition to being one of the most beautiful countries in the world from a naturalistic point of view, Australia is one of the first countries to have escaped from the global economic crisis. GDP on a quarterly basis (October-December 2011) rose by 0.4% with a 2011 year end estimate total of 1.8%.

With approximately 21,800,000 inhabitants in an area of 7,682,400 km² and a workforce numbering more than 11,000,000, Australia is a strong bulwark of economic expansion.

The current unemployment rate stands at about 5%, down from previous months. According to the Australian government this trend is a sign of the effectiveness of the economic recovery plan prepared to help the country exit from the global recession. Figures released recently by the Australian Statistics office show that in the last quarter of 2011, 40,600 new jobs were created, of which about 80% are full-time.

The economic policy announced by Australian Prime Minister, Ms. Julia Gillard, with the intention of increasing trade relations with the U.S. and China, will, according to major economic analysts, result in an increase in production between 2011 and 2014 resulting in an increase of the average annual GDP of about 2%.

As confirmation of the positive economic data, Australia is the first country to have raised its interest rates after the global crisis, rising 1 point from 2009 and therefore guaranteeing the interest rate at 4,25 %.

In the well known published rankings of the Economist (The Economist Newspaper Limited, London) of the world’s most liveable cities in 2011 we find: in second place Melbourne and Sydney in seventh position. Rome was ranked only fifty-second and Milan fiftieth.

The SACE ( Insurance Services for Foreign Trade of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance) country-risk ranking, which measures the risks that Italian companies are exposed to in their international transactions and foreign investments – ranking assigned by the OECD, which indicates the degree of risk from 0 to 7, whereby 0 represents the lowest risk and 7 the highest risk – Australia is placed in the OECD category number 0 (low1), China is in category number 3 [low3] and Russia in category number 5 [medium 2].

Australia in terms of security is a real paradise. Here, judicial power is exercised with justice, extreme precision and speed, ensuring all its citizens legal certainty. In Australia, crime and mischief are the exception and not the norm of civilized life. If you consider, for example that with a civil trial in four to six months you will have the decision at first instance and in a criminal trial, those that are sentenced to detention will serve to their very last day. To an Italian citizen this is a real fantasy. Australia abolished the death penalty in 1985.

Currently, Australia appears to be in full demographic growth, not only for its record high immigration, but also because fertility rates have never been so high in the last 40 years. 2011 registered 22.696 newborns, representing an increase of 1.4% compared to the previous record in 2010. Australia, being one of the few economies that was not affected by the recession, is experiencing the most dynamic population growth among the G20, the twenty most industrialized countries in the world. Signs of optimism, a great quality of life and an immense hope for the future, makes Australia an ideal place to live and raise children.


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