find out how australians do things, how we see the world and the world sees us
Australia is a country full of rules and regulations. Many people call Western Australia, for example (my home), the ‘nanny state’ because you have no legal choice to decide what you want to do – it’s like having a nanny treating you like a little kid and stopping you from doing anything fun! One of the most common complaints is having to wear a bicycle helmet if you want to ride a bicycle. Interestingly, whenever I have had students from ‘lawless’ or chaotic countries, they have had a great appreciation of the laws and rules because they feel safer and like the organization. Now, of course, not all Australians like all the rules or agree with them. This is just a guide so you can choose how you wish to live around others understanding how people may respond in Australia. By the way, the good thing (or perhaps bad thing?) is that the rules apply to everyone.
Here are some of the rules…
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