SKIPPY takes a fascinating and definitive look at one of Australia’s most cherished TV stars, Skippy the bush kangaroo. Born in 1968 to an appreciative television audience, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo was the creation of John McCallum. A simple nature-themed family show about a boy named Sonny Hammond, his Ranger father and kangaroo that was sold in 128 countries has been watched by hundreds of millions worldwide and helped put Australia firmly on the global map. This program pays tribute to the many people who worked on the ground-breaking series and celebrates one of the most iconic Australian television shows ever created.
Australia is a diverse, multicultural society comprised of people from many backgrounds. With a population of more than 25 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. Australia has more than 140 species of marsupials, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and wombats. Our 55 different native species of kangaroos and wallabies vary greatly in size and weight, ranging from half a kilogram (1 pound) to 90 (198.4 pounds) kilograms.
Australia has some of the world's most distinctive and diverse natural environments. Discover ancient rainforests and red deserts, climb snow-capped mountains and swim in clear waters fringed by white-sand beaches. Escape the city and get close to Australian animals in their natural habitats. There's so much wild beauty in Australia, but here are just a few of the experiences you won't want to miss.
One of the best places to spot native Australian animals is the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, which has been devoted to wildlife conservation since 1927. As well as being the oldest and largest koala sanctuary in the country with more than 130 resident koalas, the sanctuary is home to kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, Tasmanian devils, and platypus.
Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 85 years of experience and 130 koalas. In 2015, Lone Pine was inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for five consecutive years of excellence. Interact with 100 species of Australian animals, with hands-on experiences and presentations. Hand-feed kangaroos and wild lorikeets, or get cuddly with a beautiful koala. Lone Pine is also home to two platypus, residing in a AUD $1 million exhibit, who will entertain you with their playful antics. Catch all the action in the Bird of Prey Free Flight show, or enjoy a real Australian outback farm experience at the daily Sheepdog show, performed by experienced award-winning sheepdog handlers and their loyal dogs. Relax and take in the beautiful surroundings, while you use the free WiFi available all throughout the park.
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How to migranta to Australia and start the adventure?
If you have been thinking about moving your life to Australia you will also know that you will have to be granted a visa which allows you to legally work and live Down Under. To be eligible for an Australian work visa you will have to meet a number of immigration criteria and your occupation should be listed on Australia’s Skilled Occupations List.
Australia’s Skilled Occupations List is further divided into three categories; Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and Regional Occupation List (ROL). Each of these categories has its own set of rules, allowances and limitations. Occupations marked as being included in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) will, for instance, allow the holder to live and work in Australia for up to four years while jobs listed as Short-term Skilled Occupations (STSOL) will allow the visa holder to live and work in Australia for 2 years. If your occupation is listed on the Medium and Long term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), you may also qualify for a Skilled Independent Visa but if it is listed as short term you must apply for skilled migration via nomination by an Australian State or Territory Government.
Find the list of more than 200 occupations which would qualify you for an Australian work visa. Next to every occupation is an indication of the type of work visa you might be eligible for. It is in your best interest to talk to your immigration consultant about the process so that he / she may advise you on your best option. Good luck guys! 👍