Lucky Country


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Lucky Country

n
slang Austral a jocular name for Australia
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Australia is often called the lucky country, and in terms of our natural resources this is undoubtedly true.
People feel that there is nothing they can do to change things, to make Australia the lucky country it once was again," Glenn said.
She added: "We're such a lucky country to have such a diaspora who connect to Ireland - 70 million people.
Australia is still the 'lucky country': 25 million people with a healthy economy (they didn't even have a recession after 2008), no enemies, and a whole continent to play with.
Often termed"the lucky country," this descriptor seems less an acknowledgement of its abundant resources than a recognition of how Australia seems to nervously stumble backward into success.
Her books include Lucky Country (Fomite, forthcoming); The Fall of Athens (Fomite, 2016); Penelopes Confession (Cosmos, 2007); The Collected Poems of Nikos Kavadias (Cosmos, 2006); I Had Three hives: Selected Poems of Mikis Theodorakis (Livani, 2004); The Cue for Passion: Grief and Its Political Uses (Harvard University Press, 2000); Dangerous Voices: Women's Laments and Greek Literature (Routledge, 1995); Theodorakis: Myth and Politics in Modern Greek Music (Adolf M.
'Alhamdulillah, once again Muslims in this lucky country can observe Ramadan in peace and harmony.
Marriyum said that Pakistan was a lucky country in the sense that it had a very dynamic civil society and the fundamental and constitutional right of freedom of expression was well protected.
Farha said Canada is a "lucky country" that has a stable democracy, the 10th largest GDP in the world and is fiscally strong.
In his latest book, Klaus Neumann takes us on a very exciting tour through the deeps and shallows of Australia's history of migration and asylum policies between 1901 and 1977 and sets out how subsequent administrations in Canberra have dealt with refugees intending to reach the "lucky country." Not only is Neumann's book very timely, given the record numbers of displaced people around the entire globe, but also, by covering the gamut of key global events and domestic stimuli for Australia's more recent refugee policies, his go-to compendium fills a gaping hole in the accessible academic literature.
"Divock is a good player, big potential, Belgium is obviously a lucky country with a big number of strikers, eh?