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This FACT indicates the number of golf clubs and associations in each state and territory. Australia is home to 7 of the Golf Magazine’s top 100 golf courses in the world including the Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath in Victoria, and Australia’s oldest established golf club, the Royal Adelaide. A number of golfing packages are available in each city, allowing you to lodge comfortably in close proximity to each of the major courses over the weekend. The state with the highest number of golf clubs is New South Wales, at 375. The state/territory with the lowest is the Northern Territory, at 11.
*No data found for ACT.
This FACT indicates the number of people who speak Italian at home, per 100,000 persons, in Australian capital cities. Italians have a rich presence in Australia, with a large number of people identifying as Italian, or as being of Italian decent. Italian migration intensified following the Second World War, when Australia relaxed its migration policies in order to increase population numbers. Since then, Italian migration, alongside migration from other nations, has played an important role in forging the modern Australian identity.
Results from the 2016 Census show that the city with the highest proportion of Italian speakers is Melbourne, at 2,271 per 100,000 persons, followed closely by Adelaide at 2,130. The city with the lowest number is Hobart at 326 Italian speakers per 100,000 persons.
Australia has a reputation for vicious shark attacks, and sharks are oft-cited natural preditors for visitors and locals alike. While Australia does have the second highest number of recorded shark attack cases from 1580-2013 (510 reported cases, after the United States, with a total of 1022 as of February 2013) (International Shark Attack File, January 2014), many of the attacks occur in deep waters and with surfboard riders, who wear wetsuits and therefore look similar to sharks' usual prey. An unprovoked attack is considered one which is initiated by the shark, and without human provocation.
This FACT indicates the percentage of persons that have escaped a shark attack unharmed in each Australian state and territory, from 1791 to 2013.
Research shows that penalties for speeding such as demerit points or cost can often be an effective tool in reducing the number of accidents on our roads. The 'Cameras Save Lives' campaign by the Victorian Government is typical of the rationale.
The cost of infringements is extremely high in most Australian cities, though some face more punitive fines than others. This FACT indicates the cost of a speeding fine in each Australian city when the speed of the vehicle exceeds to exactly 15 km/hr over the designated speed limit. Note: the fine is for cars and not necessarily heavy vehicles.