August 2015

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Australia in Perspective

Australia is an immigration magnet for people around the world. The country has also benefited from a commodities boom. Australia’s role as a raw materials exporter, in particular to China, has been critical to its recent growth. We wonder: Which of following statements about Australia is not true?

A. Australia’s population is smaller than that of some major cities around the world.
B. It is one of the world’s five largest countries by land area.
C. Australia has among the lowest population densities in the world.
D. There is limited land suitable for extensive farming or habitation.

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