The Great Victoria Desert.
Australia IS a free country.
Australia is a free country. The current democratic government is the Liberal Party led by Tony Abbott. Every 4 years (or when the election is called for by the government) an election is held. In the election every Australian citizen over 18 is required to vote, whether overseas or in Australia (there are certain exemptions). A 51% majority is required to win the election, and the winning party (generally Liberal or Labor) is voted in. There is no dictatorship of any sort.
Here are three geopolitical reasons that have been submitted: 1) to help insure those nations transition to stable partners for the west in the war on terror. 2) to help fight and kill the jihadis there, tying up their resources so they can't export jihad further throughout the world. 3) to help surround Iran in case we are unable to end their nuke program via diplomatic means. Australia is part of the ANZUS (Australia, New Zealand, United Stated) treaty, which states that, should the US require military aid Australia will provide it, and should Australia require military aid, the US will provide it. Australia went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan to keep America on side, so that if Australia is ever attacked, it can count on the US to help defend it.
The Flying Doctor Service was established by Reverend John Flynn in 1928 and was called the Aerial Medical Service. It was not given the designation of "Royal Flying Doctor Service" until the 1940s.
Murry Island, North Of Queensland/ The Torres Straite islands.