australian culture and customs

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

We have a new government

The people have spoken, we have a new government. Yesterday the Australian people voted for a change of government from the Australian Labor Party to the Australian Liberal/National coalition.  It … Continue reading

September 8, 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

Australians don’t know how lucky they are | Paola Totaro | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Is Australia still the “lucky country” or is life here getting harder and harder?  Read this article from the British newspaper, the Guardian, and see what it British journalist Paola … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Commentary from the Australian newspaper on the Second Australia India Youth Dialogue conference and its implications for both India and Australia. Youth holds key to vibrant Australia-India relations Related articles Beyond Commonwealth, … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Are we ashamed of Australian culture?

Read the article in Daily Life, my latest blog find on Australian Life – Are we ashamed of Australian culture?. It’s all about what we call the ‘cultural cringe’ where (anglo) … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Malaysia deports Senator Nick Xenophon, deeming him enemy of the state | News.com.au

Malaysia deports Senator Nick Xenophon, deeming him enemy of the state | News.com.au.

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Malaysia set to deport Australian senator – Al Jazeera English

Malaysia set to deport Australian senator Nick Xenophon, who planned to meet opposition officials, detained at Kuala Lumpur airport, prompting Australian concern. Last Modified: 16 Feb 2013 15:31 Xenophon was … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Korean media: attacks in Australia are racist – Al Jazeera Blogs

Two views from Koreans on assaults in Australia written by Andrew Thomas for Aljazeera Read the article here  Related articles Australia Day in Seoul, South Korea (thomassherlock.com) Nuclear test puts … Continue reading

February 15, 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

Indonesian – Australian relations – Jakarta Post article

Indonesian – Australian relations Indonesia-Australia: Love thy quirky neighbors Endy M. Bayuni, THE JAKARTA POST, SYDNEY Blood may be thicker than water, but physical proximity oftentimes is far more important … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment