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Australia is officially known as Commonwealth of Australia. It is the world's sixth-largest country in terms of area and is the world’s smallest continent. The name Australia is derived from the Latin Terra Australis meaning South Land. Australia has six states: New South Wales (NSW), Queensland (QLD), South Australia (SA), Tasmania (TAS), Victoria (VIC) and Western Australia. Australia is surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans and is separated from Asia by the Arafura and Timor seas. The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is the world's largest coral reef. In terms of economy, it a wealthy country which generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing. For generations, the vast majority of immigrants came from the British Isles, and the people of Australia are still mainly of British or Irish ethnic origin.
Microbial diseases remain a significant public health priority both in Australia and internationally. The problems facing Australia today are diverse: foodborne diseases; emergence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria; sexually transmitted diseases; vectorborne diseases; vaccine preventable diseases. The Office of Health Protection, Australia is engaged in a range of activities to reduce the incidence, and thereby the social and economic impact of communicable disease. It provides technical and policy advice on communicable diseases in the context of ensuring best practices public health. The Australian society for microbiology (ASM) has enabled the country to gain recent advances in microbiological research.
The main objective of ASM is to grow the science of microbiology in Australia through it various activities like conferences, publications, lectures, etc. Journals in Australia Microbiology journals list are well-known journals with international circulations. Microbiology Australia stands first in the list of microbiology journals. Other microbiology journals are also thriving in Australia because of its vast range of geographical conditions and are given in list of microbiology journals Australia.