A strong, competitive economy, low import tariffs and a transparent legal system make Australia a great place to do business. It was ranked 14th out of 190 countries in The World Bank’s 2018 Ease of Doing Business Survey, scoring particularly well for dealing with construction permits and enforcing contracts.
Australia’s economy has benefited from its ties with China and Japan. Rich in natural resources, the country has been a major supplier to the emerging Asian superpowers. It’s also regarded as a good base for the regional headquarters of multinationals that want to penetrate the Asia-Pacific market.
Tradesmen such as plumbers, electricians, engineers and architects are often in demand from the mining and construction industries. The workforce is multilingual, multicultural and highly skilled – more than 50% of the population has some kind of tertiary qualification.