During the southern hemisphere "summer" ( our winter), the Earth orbits closest to the sun. Yeah, Australia is hot, hot & still a heatin'. Too bad Australia doesn't have really high mountain ranges, to provide great quantities of hydro-power for air conditioners. Probably wouldn't help the poor & indigenous Tribal Peoples, tho. The general health gap & admissions to Australian hospitals between rich & poor is 10+ TIMES different & 15(+?) TIMES for acute & chronic admissions during powerful heat & cold waves.