North of the Southern Ocean, and situated between the Indian and Pacific
Oceans, Australia is the world's smallest continent
and largest island.
from other countries, we have
a diverse variety of fauna and wildlife that can be found nowhere else in the world. Our unique
array of animals (koalas
in particular) attract hundreds of thousands
of tourists every year, as do our brilliant beaches, our stunning mountain ranges, crystalline blue waters and harsh beauty of the Australian
outback. (Outback = desert for all you uneducated cretins).
the world's largest coral reef
(the Great Barrier Reef
), the world's largest monolith
, formerly known
as Ayre's Rock), and we have the world's largest Uranium depostis, as well as major
deposits of copper, iron, coal, oil and natural gas.
Yes, we have an accent, though compared to what you hear on movies
such as Crocodile Dundee
, our accents are definitely not that
strong. The Eastern accent
is stronger than the accent
of Aussies that
live on the West
Our weather is awesome. Winter isn't too cold (unless you're one of the unfortunate people to be living in Tasmania
) in winter, and summer always promises hot sun. Sometimes too hot, regularly reaching temperatures
of 40 Celcius and above.
Our athletes are among the best in the world
. We continuously kick the arses of countries such as America, England, China, Japan in sports such as swimming, cricket football, hockey & netball.
also has some
of the world
's best medical research facilities. We're in the process of creating
for several cancers, including prostate, breat, ovarian and cervical cancers.
We have the highest standard of living in the world
. With one of the lowest population densities
in the world
Our government, whilst highly criticized, has managed
to keep us safe from terrorism, warfare and other modern
problems. Our government invests money in health care, education, infrastructure
and the general comfort and weelbeing
of our people rather than
blowing the budget on an over-sized
Speaking of military, we have the world
's best trained troops. Our soldiers of the SAS
undergo the most rigorous training of any troops in any country, and regardless of what
the yanks may say, we do put in an amazing effort in wars in the Middle East
and around the world.
We're generally not arrogant, cocky
or invasive, though we tend to be loud, boisterous
and easy to get along with. Most
Aussies love a good
party, and sure know how to chug down the booze.
We have the most
venomous animals in the world, both
on land, and in water. And unless we live in the rural areas, no, we do NOT have kangaroos bouncing around our streets. We don't keep kangaroos as pets, and we don't ride around in their
do however, taste
on the BBQ.
We are equally, if not more civilized than the US, being more laid back in our approaches to almost
Australia is also one of the world's most multi-cultural countries
in the world. The suburb
of Dandenong in Victoria is the only suburb
in the world to contain a person from every nationality residing within its boundaries. We're a tolerant
people, and while we've been labelled
as racist, well, we can't be that bad considering as how we've got all the races living here. Besides, racism is a central part of our cultural humour. We definitely don't go down the street calling people 'nigger', 'towel-head' or 'curry-muncher', but racism is used as a form of affection in friendship groups.
our asian friends "Asian", "nip", "wingnut", our Indian pals "curry-puff" or just "curry", or our white mates "skips". In Australia, we're not overly offended at jokes
about our race, and as long as you mean the joke as a joke, and not as some
hidden slur against us, then we won't take
a 2-by-4 and apply it to the back of your
Yeah, we also have our share of negatives
in Australia, but our positives outweigh the negatives
by a long shot.
It pisses me off when other countries
bag Australia. What the fuck would they
know? Yeah, American
might be the most powerful country in the world, but at least in the land down under we're safe from terrorist attacks. Our government isn't a supremicist entity that aims to control every other damn country (or at least the ones with
valuable oil supplies). Some
would label Australia as being lazy, but we just keep our noses out of other countries
Don't bag us before
you come and see what an amazing
country we are. I over-used
the word 'amazing
', didn't I...
In conclusion-- Australia rocks.