This record was broken again when they made .5 billion in fees in the financial year ended June 2007. Although Australia produces a reasonable number of cinema movies ( some pretty famous like Crocodile Dundee ), 92% of box office cash goes to the U. When in November 2003 the army decided to drug-test a whole barrack of its soldiers in Darwin, N. no less than 48% of the 97 soldiers tested positive!
41% of a thousand interviewed Kiwis thought it was a good idea for New Zealand Australia's seventh state, 58% did not believe the discussion was worth having, and 1% were not sure. This does not mean that soldiers are any worse than the rest of Territorians, when half a year later the Wickham Point LNG plant in Darwin needed staff about 4000 people applied for a position constructing the plant and pipeline, about half of these were Territorians.
3.6 million people in Australia are over age 55 and semi or fully retired, retirees live on an average annual income of ,380 and 48% plan to rely on a government pension as main income, and 21% of 65 year old retirees have failed to save money to provide an income for themselves.
It takes three days to cross Australia by train and five hours by plane. stretches 2300km along Queensland's coast from Bundaberg through Cairns to the top of Cape York, and contains 2900 reefs, 600 islands and 300 coral cayes.
In 2010 the population hit 22 million and is expected to hit 35 million by 2050. Australia has one birth every 1 minute and 46 seconds, one death every 3 minutes and 42 seconds, a new international migrant every 1 minute and 46 seconds, this leads to an overall total population increase of one person every 1 minute and 10 seconds.
If you want to know how many people live in Australia right now this minute then see the Australian Bureau of Statistics Population Clock.
Two thirds of the people in Australia make up 66% of the population.
In 2005 the Aussie banks once again raked in higher than ever profits, and charged their customers a whopping .25 billion in fees and charges on their accounts. Psychiatrist In other words; if you are an accountant or a psychiatrist living in Singleton or Ayr then your chances of getting laid are about the same as Kim Beazley being elected Prime Minister, and you are better off joining one of the online dating sites to find your sheila elsewhere in this world.
More than five per cent of the total land area has been set aside for nature conservation, including 15 world heritage areas listed by the United Nations as having outstanding universal value.This amazing place is home to 1500 species of fish, 360 species of hard coral, 30% of the world's soft corals, 7000 species of molluscs, 17 species of sea snakes, 6 species of endangered sea turtles, 1330 species of crustacea, 30 species of cetacea (whales and dolphins), and 14,000 of Australia's 90,000 dugongs.It generates six billion dollars and 63000 jobs for the Australian economy per year.Around the year 1900 New Zealand chose not to join the Australian Commonwealth, the Australian constitution provides for New Zealand to join but the country decided to remain separate. Of those who were interviewed, about 40 per cent were not offered jobs because of their drug test results!Have you been to Crown Casino in Melbourne and lost some money? Australia receives 5 million short-term visitors a year of which 363 tourists died here in 2002, 377 died in 2000, and 371 in 1998.