Beyond its fantastic record on social issues and close trade relationship with the US, Australia is a model for how a society can and should respond to mass shootings.
Australia is a leader in environmental protections and women's rights and recently legalized same-sex marriage.
Australia ranks among the highest of all countries on Transparency International's list of "corruption free countries" and recently adopted same sex marriage through a nationwide referendum. It's a democracy that protects freedom of speech and fundamental human rights
It's also a great trading partner to the U.S.
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