Australia is one of our planet''s most strikingly beautiful countries. Its natural landscapes – from deserts to reefs and beaches – attract thousands of visitors, and its flora and fauna (like kangaroos and koala bears) have become worldwide recognized symbols of the country. Sydney – Australia''s biggest city – is a center of both business and culture-related activities. Mining industry is one of the country''s most significant economical pillars, providing income due to the increasing demand for mining products in Asia. Today Australia is led by two women – governor- general Quentin Bryce (representing the monarch Queen Elizabeth II) and Prime Minister Julia Gillard. In order to find out more about the amazing country ''''Down Under'''', its leadership, main travel destinations and the expanding mining industry – read this book.