A free society with good governance and an enterprising spirit
Australian enterprise and optimism go hand in hand. Australia is one of the best places in the world to start a company, gain credit and conduct business. Our entrepreneurial streak is underpinned by sound regulation, a lack of corruption and the rule of law. These qualities make Australia a secure base for expansion into the Asia-Pacific region.
There’s another reason why companies invest in Australia: people like living here. Australia’s capital cities are the envy of the world. They support a free and easy lifestyle that appeals to immigrant families and global professional talent. Australia is a natural place to nurture new, global teams.
It is no surprise that our cities top ‘liveability’ rankings in the Asia-Oceania region. Our cost of living is relatively low.
Australia also scores highly as a digital nation. In 2020, the UN ranked Australia fifth in the world for digital government services. The World Economic Forum also scores Australia fifth for e-participation.
Above all, we help workers build long-term security. Australia is home to a A$3 trillion asset management industry thanks to a compulsory pension system. As a percentage of GDP, this is the third largest bloc of retirement savings assets in the developed world.