australian culture and customs

find out how australians do things, how we see the world and the world sees us

Is Australia corrupt?

Complete the poll and see how you go.  Go here for the accepted Australian view

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Minister called on to resign

Recently an Australian member of parliament was called on to resign for calling a government agency to get his son special treatment. The general Australian public does not like to … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is Australia a secular society or not?

Today The Hoopla blog posted an article commenting on the reaction of people to our first Muslim member of parliament using the Koran to swear his commitment to (his) god, … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

What, no cheating?!

Australians were astonished and surprised last week to hear that some Chinese families had actually locked in and threatened teachers for not allowing their children to cheat in exams. What? Of course … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Former Yothu Yindi frontman M Yunupingu dies aged 56 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Internationally acclaimed musician, political activist and leader, and educator, M Yunupingu has died at home on 2 June 2013, in the Northern Territory. Yet another Aboriginal man claimed by kidney … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Australia Is An Example Of Effective Gun Control. America Is An Example Of Ignoring Australia.

View this satirical video that has now gone viral comparing Australia’s view of America’s gun laws with American lobbyists and politicians’ views.  We Australians just don’t get it. Related articles … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

rules, rules, rules…

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 … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jakarta Post on Australian multiculturalism

Your letters: Multiculturalism in Asia | The Jakarta Post. Unless Australia is included as an Asian country, there is no legally or government supported multiculturalism in Asia…

February 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

disgusting or acceptable in public? etiquette of the body

spitting – disgusting on the street, absolutely revolting anywhere inside except straight into the toilet (in private). sneezing – ok if you cover your mouth and/or use a tissue over … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

Animals – food, friend or both?

Australians love animals. Having said that, we do actually eat our two national animals, the emu and the kangaroo! animal cruelty is not acceptable. That means kicking a dog, not … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

is Australia racist?

In Australia most people consider racism unacceptable, but there are some who have racist views.  The thing that makes us different from some countries is that we do have strong … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Driving

You must hold a driver’s license to drive in Australia.  Get an international one in your own country before you come for insurance cover. There are serious penalties if you … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · Leave a comment