|Subject: Work &play in Australia.|
Gay has given you a true account of the work situation in Aussi - there are a couple of comprehensive web sites you may wish to browse - http://www.escapeartist.com/ gives detailed data for American escapees on Govt. policy, visas, work permits etc.
Aussies definitely are holiday enthusiasts - may have something to do with the slightly troppo mentality we share, &of course the glorious climate! It's not uncommon for them to take 12 months off to do a round Australia tour -it takes that long to see all the sites on this huge island. Good luck on your travels.
Barb from downunder.