The UK and Australia may stand almost 10,000 miles apart, but when you look at our shared history, traditions, complementary economies, model of government and legal systems, not to mention our Ashes rivalry, metaphorically we stand shoulder to shoulder.
Around a quarter of people in Australia claim British ancestry, and it has long been a favourite destination for UK tourists, with over 700,000 visiting last year. There is also a long tradition of young Australians travelling to the UK to live, work and study. Many young Britons experience the Australian way of life, too, under our working holiday visa scheme.
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