A Comparison of Australia and New Zealand.
Background information on both countries.
Australia and New Zealand's links/comparisons in the following areas:.
# 1: Tourism.
# 2: Political Relations.
# 3: Defence.
# 4: Sport.
Information on both countries:.
Gross Domestic Porduct GDP.
GDP per capita.
And Other Misc. Information.
Background information on both countries:.
Australia became a commonwealth of the British Empire in 1901. It was able to take advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop its agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the British effort in World Wars I and II. Long-term concerns include pollution, particularly depletion of the ozone layer, and management and conservation of coastal areas, especially the Great Barrier Reef. A referendum to change Australia's status, from a commonwealth headed by the British monarch to an independent republic, was defeated in 1999.
New Zealand's Background:.
The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both World Wars. New Zealand withdrew from a number of defense alliances during the 1970s and 1980s. In recent years the government has sought to address longstanding native Maori grievances.
Link/Comparison Number 1:.
People-to-people links across the Tasman are very close as hundreds of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders cross the Tasman each year as tourists, for business purposes, or to visit family members. One of the reasons many Australian visit New Zealand is because of thier great mountain ranges, which are great for many snow sports. Other reasons for Australians to visit New Zealand are: the great natural heritage, all he different types of entertainment such as; wine tasting, hiking, camping, bush walking etc, New Zealand if great for just relaxing.
Her are stats for the ammount of New Zealanders comming to Australia as tourist a year:.