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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign transcontinental country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

 With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world's 6th largest country. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils.

 It is a megadiverse country, and its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes and climates, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east, and mountain ranges in the south-east.
New Zealand  is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island 
(Te Ika-a-Māui) and the South Island (Te Waipounamu)—and over 700 smaller islands, covering a total area of 268,021 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). 

New Zealand is about  (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and (600 mi) south of the islands of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga.

New Zealand ranks highly in int'l comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, education, protection of civil liberties, government transparency, and economic freedom.
11 Shark Species You May Spot in Australia's Oceans!

There are more than 400 species of shark roaming the earth’s oceans, and just under half of those are found in Australia! Contrary to popular belief, sharks are also quite afraid of humans! 
The Kangaroo-- 6 Large Species of Australian marsupials

Kangaroo refers to the eastern gray kangaroo, the western gray kangaroo,  the red kangaroo, as well as antilopine kangaroo and two species of wallaroo. Noted for hopping and bouncing on their hind legs. 
Immigration Law Matters Australia
The koala bear is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae and its closest living relatives are the wombats.
Peter Jackson 
October 31, 1961 
Pukerua Bay, New Zealand

3 time Academy Award-winning work in The Return of the King, the third part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The third-highest-grossing director ever, he is also the man behind The Hobbit trilogy and the 2005 film King Kong. 

“New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.”
Edmund Hillary 
1st person to climb Mt. Everest -1953.

July 20, 1919, Auckland, New Zealand
Died: January 11, 2008

Founder / Co Founder: Himalayan Trust

"My most important projects (including climbing Mt. Everest) have been the building and maintaining of schools and medical clinics for my dear friends in the Himalaya and helping restore their beautiful monasteries, too."
A Beginner’s Guide to Australian Slang

Whether you’re dreaming of visiting Australia, have just arrived or have been in this gigantic island of paradise for a while, there are a few Australian slang words that you should learn to help you get through day to day life.
Keithel Urban  New Zealand-born Australian-American musician, singer, guitarist and songwriter known for his work in country music. 
Born: October 26, 1967 , Whangārei, New Zealand

Nicole Mary Kidman is an American and Australian actress and producer. 
Born: June 20, 1967, Honolulu, HI
Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. 

Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs.
Week for the Animals
Find out what threatened plants and animals live in your electorate (and what your MP can do about it).
Pet Adoption Australia

Rehome a Dog | Adopt A Dog | Alternative to Surrender | 

Adopt Love
Australians voted for stronger action on climate change. 

President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese during the Quad summit in Tokyo.
Australia boasts the world's biggest wild horse population, with up to 400,000 feral horses. 

They are descended from horses brought to Australia by Europeans. Horses have been used for transportation, work, sport, and warfare since prehistoric times. 
Plan ahead with this information on weather and rainfall in Australia’s capital cities.
What Pet Travel Documents Are Needed to Travel to Australia?
Australian Government

The latest official news, updates and advice from the Australian Government. 
Adopt, Rescue, Transport, Volunteer.
You can make a Difference!

2022 Australia Cities Population


2022 NZ Cities by Population

-Auckland (population 1,571,718)
-Wellington (506,814)
-Christchurch (369,006)
-Hamilton (160,911)
-Napier-Hastings (143,778)
After Steve Irwin passed on September 4, 2006... 
Terri, Bindi and Robert’s efforts today honour the greatest Wildlife Warrior that ever lived. 

They are ensuring that Steve’s legacy lives on. Australia Zoo now encompasses over 700 acres and employs over 500 staff, continuing Steve’s mission of “Conservation Through Exciting Education”.
10 interesting facts about Australia that may surprise you!
10 Interesting facts about New Zealand that may surprise you!
Australia's national flower (right) is the Golden Wattle.

New Zealand national flower (left) is the Kōwhai.

Australian Marine Conservation Society
Thriving oceans for a healthy planet.
Moving Pets to New Zealand 
(Cats and Dogs).
How much will it cost to move my pet? Apart from pets arriving from Australia, all pets have to be placed in quarantine.
What to Know Before Bringing Dogs and Cats to Australia. Important information!
Australia is a large and diverse island continent situated in the Asia Pacific, between the Indian and the Pacific oceans. 

It measures approximately 4000km east to west and 3200km north to south.

The Tropic of Capricorn passes through part of the Australian landscape, creating a number of climatic zones, from the dry, barren and sparsely populated outback to the fertile plains, coastal dunes and rainforests of the eastern seaboard.
Animal Law in Australia 
-Animal Legal & Historical Center
To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of years...

To see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.

~Rachel Carson

Animals Deserve
Anthony Norman Albanese is the 31st and current prime minister of Australia. He has been the leader of the Australian Labor Party since 2019, and member of parliament for Grayndler since 1996.
Conservation Jobs in 
Australia & New Zealand
Australian Pelican
often seen around the coasts.

The large waterbird in family Pelecanidae, widespread on the inland and coastal waters of Australia and New Guinea, also in Fiji, Indonesia and as a vagrant in New Zealand.
16 Animals That Live In Australia. Click wombat above. 
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor. Beginning in theatre and television, he landed his breakthrough role as James "Logan" Howlett / Wolverine in the 20th Century Fox X-Men film series...

Born: October 12, 1968     Sydney, Australia
Catherine Elise Blanchett 

Australian actress and producer. 

Regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation, she is known for her versatile work across independent films, blockbusters, and the stage. 

Born: May 14, 1969 Ivanhoe, Australia

Hugh and Dali
 Geoffrey Roy Rush Australian actor. He is among 24 people who have won the Triple Crown of Acting: an Academy Award for film, a Primetime Emmy Award for television, and a Tony Award for theatre. 

July 6, 1951  Toowoomba, Australia

Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean

November 18, 1879, Bathurst, Australia
Died: August 30, 1968, Concord, Australia

 C. E. W. Bean, was an Australian historian. He is considered as one of Australia's most distinguished men of letters and one of Australia's most distinguished and influential historians

August 2022: The High Court hands down judgment: 
Farm Transparency v New South Wales.
The High Court is the highest court in the Australian judicial system. 
It was established in 1901 by Section 71 of the Constitution. The functions of the High Court are to interpret and apply the law of Australia; to decide cases of special federal significance including challenges to the constitutional validity of laws and to hear appeals, by special leave, from Federal, State and Territory courts. Contact them.
Most Australians worry over climate change. 
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