Australia is an Oceanian country made up of the mainland continent, the island of Tasmania and several smaller islands. Its currency is the Australian dollar, its capital Canberra, its most populous city is Sydney.
It has an estimated population of around 23 million people, who live mainly in coastal cities. Australia is a constitutional monarchy and uses a parliamentary system of government. Before British settlement in the late 18th century, the country was inhabited by indigenous Australians. This is a collection of DW's latest content on the country.
Last year, former hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli became widely reviled for hiking the price of a life-saving HIV drug from $13 to $750 per pill. Public outrage has apparently reverberated all the way to a High School in Australia. A group of 11th graders claim to have proven a point. The drug can be much, much cheaper questioning the business model of big pharmaceutical companies.