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Life in Australia – Australian values
The Australian Government encourages people to gain an understanding of Australia, its people and their way of life, before applying for a visa to live in Australia.
This includes understanding that the English language, as the national language, is an important unifying element of Australian society. Australian society is also united through the following shared values:
– respect for the freedom and dignity of the individual;
– freedom of religion;
– commitment to the rule of law;
– Parliamentary democracy;
– equality of men and women;
– a spirit of egalitarianism that embraces mutual respect, tolerance, fair play and compassion for those in need and pursuit of the public good;
– equality of opportunity for individuals, regardless of their race, religion or ethnic background.
The Life in Australia booklet provides more information on the values that Australians share and their way of life.