Australia said a resounding Yes to same-sex marriage — but some were surprised at the result in NSW. ONE statistic that has surprised many Australians in the same-sex marriage vote is that New South Wales had the most marginal Yes vote of any state. Just Every other state was above 60 per cent Yes, with the Australian Capital Territory top at 74 per cent, and Victoria close behind, on I expected a massive Yes victory in NSW.
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Australian country music is a part of the music of Australia. There is a broad range of styles, from bluegrass , to yodeling to folk to the more popular. The genre has been influenced by Celtic and English folk music, the Australian bush ballad tradition, as well as by popular American country music. Others influenced by the genre include Paul Kelly and Tex Perkins. Australia has a long tradition of country music , which has developed a style quite distinct from its US counterpart, influenced by English, Irish and Scottish folk ballads and by the traditions of Australian bush balladeers like Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson.
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More than most other countries, Australia seizes the imagination. For many visitors its name is synonymous with endless summers where the living is easy. This is where the adventures are as vast as the horizons and the jokes flow as freely as the beer — a country of can-do spirit and laidback friendliness.
As a result, despite significant numbers of at-risk group members contracting the virus in the early period following its discovery, the country achieved and has maintained a low rate of HIV infection in comparison to the rest of the world. At the end of , 28, people were estimated to be living with HIV in Australia. Spurred to action both by the emergence of the disease amongst their social networks and by public hysteria and vilification, gay, lesbian, drug user and sex worker communities and organisations were instrumental in the rapid creation of AIDS councils though their names varied , sex worker organisations, drug user organisations and positive people's groups. Non-governmental organisations formed swiftly and have remained prominent in addressing AIDS in Australia. In , a well-known advertising program was launched, including television advertisements that featured the grim reaper rolling a ten-pin bowling ball toward a group of people standing in the place of the pins.