S: JOHN EVERETT BREWER - Global Business Etiquette
BC: 1. http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/ global-etiquette/australia.html 2. http://2pat.wordpress.com/2009/05/23/ australia-map/ 3. http://www.news.com.au/ 4. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/ 5. http://www.abc.net.au/news/
1: I selected Australia because I am very eager to visit it. | AUSTRALIA | why i selected this country
2: CAPITAL: Canberra
3: Australia is located between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. | facts and statistics
4: Climate: generally arid to semiarid; temperate in south and east; tropical in north | Population: 19,913,144 | Religions: ;Anglican 26.1%, Roman Catholic 26%, other Christian 24.3%, non-Christian 11%, other 12.6%
5: Ethnic Make-up: Caucasian 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1% | facts and statistics
6: language, culture, and society | Australia | English is the primary language used in Australia, yet their colorful vocabulary, accent, phonetics system and slang can take a lot of getting used to.
7: Many invitations to an Aussies home will be for a 'barbie' (BBQ). | Australians are not very formal so greetings are casual and relaxed.
8: Usually, Australians sound humorous when communicating. | Always be on time! | etiquette and customs
9: Even when you first meet someone, Aussies prefer to use first names | Hold the knife in the right hand and the fork in the left while eating. | Gifts are opened when received
10: Appointments are necessary and relatively easy to schedule. | Men should wear a dark coloured, conservative business suit. | business etiquette and protocol
11: Aussies do not like high-pressure techniques. | Women should wear a smart dress or a business suit. | Meetings are generally relaxed; however, they are serious events.
12: Australia: In the News
13: Recently, a drug addict was sentenced to 18 months after "mistreating a dead body." 9 Aussie Athletes face 2-year bans because of drug charges. 1700 houses are up for sale, but clearance rates are still falling.