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Sydney named one of the world's most liveable cities

Sydney named one of the world's most liveable cities | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Consulting firm Mercer has released 2015's list of the world's most liveable cities. Vienna, Austria's elegant capital on the Danube river, has again been commended as offering the best quality of life of any city in the world, while Baghdad, once more, has been deemed the worst to live in. Europe has seven of the world's top ten cities in the 2015 survey, while New Zealand, Australia and Canada each have a city in the top 10. In Australia, the survey ranks Sydney as the Australian city with the best living standards. Other Australian capitals also ranked well with Melbourne at number 16, Perth at 22, Adelaide at 27, Canberra at 30 and Brisbane at 37. Mercer's survey helps companies and organisations determine compensation and hardship allowances for international staff. It uses dozens of criteria such as political stability, health care, education, crime, recreation and transport. Click here for the complete list.

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Why this Australian country town is the world's most liveable

Why this Australian country town is the world's most liveable | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Port Fairy, Victoria has been voted the world's most liveable community of towns with a population of under 20,000, in the UN-recognised LivCom award. Each town was judged for strategic planning, environmental practices, healthy lifestyle and heritage. Described as one of the jewels of the Great Ocean Road, Port Fairy is located nearly 300 kilometres south west of Melbourne, boasting a number of beautiful beaches and picturesque spots. As one of Victoria's oldest settlements, Port Fairy still has many original historic buildings standing around the town, adding to the town's heritage ambience. Port Fairy is best known for its remarkable range of year-round festivals, including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, with national and international artists, and the Port Fairy Winter Weekends, themed winter festivals.

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