australian culture and customs

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

Xavier Toby asks ‘What is Australian Culture?’

One Australian’s view of Aussie culture from online news site, WA Today Xavier Toby asks ‘What is Australian Culture?’.

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Losing our religion?

Are Australians religious? If not, why are our leaders promoting their religions in their policy making? Tom Burns’s writes about recent research that shows 22% of Australians indicated that they … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Business Handshakes

A handshake says a lot about you. Take the whole hand firmly but not tightly and shake just once or twice then let go. Not too hard and not like … Continue reading

September 10, 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

Ita Buttrose, the mother of Australian style and business

Ita Buttrose has been an inspiration to generations of Australian women playing a leading role in the Packer media empire as the creator and first female editor of major women’s … Continue reading

April 22, 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

Australia, centre of the world!

Australia – centre of the world – at least on our maps!

March 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

please, thank you, excuse me, sorry

“please, thank you, excuse me, sorry! please, thank you, excuse me, sorry! please, thank you, excuse me, sorry! please, thank you, excuse me, sorry! please, thank you, excuse me, sorry! … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Success story of a refugee

The inspiring story of John Gulzari, a Hazarra from Afghanistan, who talks about his life in Afghanistan, his beliefs, interests and struggles and how made a home for his family … Continue reading

February 26, 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

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

Australian workplace traditions

Originally posted on Vipbackpackers's Blog:
So you’ve come to Australia to work, or you’re thinking of it, and trying to work out all the lingo and what’s going on.…

February 4, 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

jobs – chippy, sparky, brickie, dunny diver – what are you talking about?!

Why use the correct word when you can have some fun and bamboozle non-native English speakers? chippy – a carpenter (they make chips when the cut up wood) sparky – … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 21 Comments