Australia is a diverse, multicultural society comprised of people from many backgrounds. With a population of more than 21 million, an estimated 22% of our population are born overseas. Migrants have made and will continue to make a significant contribution to the Australian way of life. These influences are evident in the food we eat, languages we speak and faiths we practise.

Today, Australia is considered to have one of the most resilient, high growth economies in the world. Consequently, the standard of living in Australia is considered to be high in comparison to many other countries. Australians have a love affair with the arts, sports and the outdoors. With a temperate climate, beautiful landscape and political and economic stability, Australians really have a quality of life to be envied.