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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the world's smallest continent and a number of islands in the Southern, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the French dependency of New Caledonia to the northeast, and New Zealand to the southeast.
The continent of Australia has been inhabited for more than 42,000 years by Indigenous Australians. After sporadic visits by fishermen from the north and by European explorers and merchants starting in the seventeenth century, the eastern half of the continent was claimed by the British in 1770 and officially settled through penal transportation as the colony of New South Wales on January 26, 1788. As the population grew and new areas were explored, another five largely self-governing Crown Colonies were successively established over the course of the nineteenth century.
On January 1, 1901, the six colonies federated and the Commonwealth of Australia was formed. Since federation, Australia has maintained a stable liberal democratic political system and remains a Commonwealth Realm. The capital city is Canberra, although the current national population of around 20.6 million is concentrated mainly in the large coastal cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.
Australia consists of six states, two major mainland territories, and other minor territories. The states are New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. The two major mainland territories are the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. In most respects, the territories function similarly to the states, but the Commonwealth Parliament can override any legislation of their parliaments. By contrast, federal legislation overrides state legislation only with respect to certain areas as set out in Section 51 of the Constitution; all residual legislative powers are retained by the state parliaments, including powers over hospitals, education, police, the judiciary, roads, public transport and local government.
Each state and territory has its own legislature (unicameral in the case of the Northern Territory, the ACT and Queensland, and bicameral in the remaining states). The lower house is known as the Legislative Assembly (House of Assembly in South Australia and Tasmania) and the upper house is known as the Legislative Council. The heads of the governments in each state and territory are called premiers and chief ministers, respectively. The Queen is represented in each state by a governor; an administrator in the Northern Territory, and the Governor-General in the ACT, have analogous roles.
Australia also has several minor territories; the federal government administers a separate area within New South Wales, the Jervis Bay Territory, as a naval base and sea port for the national capital. In addition Australia has the following, inhabited, external territories: Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and several largely uninhabited external territories: Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands and the Australian Antarctic Territory.
Radisson Cable Beach Resort Combines Sun Drenched Activities, Ocean Sunsets And Impressive Amenities.
Children Stay Free - 12 Years and Under
The Royal Towers Are The Most Luxurious And Upscale Accommodations At Atlantis, Featuring Stunning Architecture, One-of-a-kind Murals, Sculpture And Fountains. The Great Hall Of Waters In The Lobby Highlights A Soaring 70-Foot Dome Ceiling Made Of Golden Shells And Showcases The Ruins Lagoon, Filled With Ancient Atlantis Artifacts And Home To Over 20,000 Open-water Fish.
The Royal Towers Offer 1,201 Air-conditioned Guestrooms In Two Salmon-colored Wings Topped By Weathered Bronze-colored Spires. Rooms In The Royal Towers Rooms Are The Largest At The Resort And Include Tropical D�cor, Sand-colored Walls, Crown Molding And Carved, Light-colored Furniture. Many Rooms Provide Views Of The Harbor, Ocean Or The Resort's Waterscape. Non-smoking Rooms Are Available. This Hotel Is Closest To The Spa, Sports Center, Mayan Temple Water Slides, The Dig, Casino, Two Main Pools, Cove Beach And Marine Exhibits.
The Atlantis Resort Boasts 21 Restaurants, Bars, And Lounges. Restaurants Located In The Royal Towers Include The Caf� At The Great Hall Of Waters, A Formal Restaurant With A Backdrop Displaying Marine Life In Ruins Lagoon; Fathoms, Also By The Ruins Lagoon And Featuring Seafood; The Marketplace, With Theme-dining Alcoves Decorated With Wine And Flowers From Around The World; And Plato's, An Indoor/Outdoor Lounge Serving Drinks And Food.
Other Atlantis Resort Amenities Include Two Additional Hotels, 50,000-Square- Foot Casino, Shopping Malls And A Private Golf Course.
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