Every country has its own culture and mannerisms. If you were showing a
foreigner around Australia, what would you tell them never to say or do in
Australia? Do we have any underlining Australian rules and custom we follow? Let
us know in the comments
Posted by on 13 Jun 2017
Never be racist Australians are not generally like this its the leaders that
wants us to hate each other. Gotta love a beer,meat pie & vegemite.. Hehehe
Simple respect and manners. Everybody responds in a much happier frame of mind
when you are respectful and use your manners. Even when you have to deal with a
belligerent areshole that only deserves foul language and a smack about the
head, remember that respect and manners are still important and catch the
arsehole on camera.
I think respect for others and an open mind and ears is all they need. Treat
people as you would like to be treated, take people for who they are not what
they look/sound like or their socioeconomic or religious background. Lend a hand
when you're asked to and don't back down from hard work.
Don't agree with any comments. statements or opinions expressed by white,
Christian, heterosexuals, partcularly of the male variety, as these people are
invariably racist, homophobic, mysoginistic rednecks, or so the politically
correct would have you believe
Oh here we are again: a lifetime of ostracism just because I'm white... Painful:
I respect everyone, I don't judge anyone BUT, the label WHITE=EVIL it's always
there so, I now really believe there is racism in Australia, just it's not what
you think it is. I have to leave this discussion now: I joined in for the vibes
and the community spirit but, I was wrong, once again. So disappointed.
This perception of 'mainstream' Australians being conservative & red necked,
contracted, separatist, controlled by ideologues has some currency. However we
don't need to reinforce these hackneyed stereotypes, they do nothing to help
"Advance Australia Fair"; foster & promote unity. The fact is we are
multi-cultural, have a high BS meter, salt of the earth ("Happy Vegemites")
approach to life, & have the blessing of being generally progressive &
inclusive. Relative to so much of the world, we are free & are the Lucky
Country. Yes, so much is wrong here & across the world, but let's own our true
blue mate ship, work for it, & affirm it to our fellow Australians & visitor
friends - Good on ya mate!
Pick an afl team, stick to it, dont pick collingwood though
Never miss your round at the bar
We tolerate religion, just dont force it down our throats, this includes ALL
religions not just muslims
Keep any vegan or vego bs away from our bbqs
showing a person around Australia should be easy on the traditions. we are a
country too young for serious ones. however sharing shouts at the bar is always
a good way to get to know people. speaking your mind is still resonably safe to
do. (no gaol sentence) this is still the lucky country.
I would say we are a very tolerant and understanding society..therefore if a
foreigner did or said something that wasn't quite in keeping with how we do
things in Australia, I'd say don't worry about it, people would understand and
accept them for who they are. I don't think we have any rules or customs in this
country that is different from others.When I travel I act and say as I do at
home and it seems to be just the same over in another country, unless it is a
country with specific customs like Japan and bowing frequently etc
yeah bring back the good old Aussie bloke and sheila and chips wrapped in
newspaper today the kids need a good kick up the arse and the teachers to give'm
a good old six with the cane. Don't give a sheila a compliment that's sexual
Im female, its not.
Its degrading, demeaning and shows we thought of as objects, not people
How would you feel walking down the street with your 15yr old daughter, some
random dude in a car drives past, hangs out window screaming "nice tits sweety"
you would think they complimenting her or demeaning her?
Yes it happens to young girls too
Because of political correctness and the bleeding hearts of this great land I'm
unable to express my personal opinions anymore for fear of some form of
retribution be it via legal or physical means. Please bring back the good old
Aussie isms that I grew up with where you were able to call a spade a spade.
I would tell them we are a very tolerant society provided you leave all your
religious and other prejudices at the point of entry.
Unfortunately, certain sectors of the population have invoked "political
correctness" rules which mean we are no longer allowed to express our right to
free speech which would normally apply in a democracy, so if you do express a
personal opinion be prepared to stand up for your right to do it.
If I were showing a foreigner around Australia, I'd have to have an enormous
amount of time on my hands, which I cannot foresee happening anytime soon.
Assuming I had the time, I'd let them know that it's OK to tell others you are
gay or a conspiracy theorist or a religious fruitcake or any number of bad
habits or lifestyle choices, but you must never let people here know you are
vegan. They will kill you, roast you & eat you. Do not ever say anything about
"bomb" or "terrorism", especially in an airport or if you look anything like
what people think of as Muslim or you will be jailed & all your extended family
will have their houses raided by police. Do not have any alcohol nor children
nearby you if you declare yourself to be even part Aboriginal, as police will
frame you for crimes you'd never even dreamed of, jail you, torture you &
probably be responsible for your death in custody. There are no rules/customs
that are "Australian"... the ones we have are either British or American.
Theirs or yours it belongs to australians black and white and it was the white
man that fenced it in . how many white people are making millions out of it and
why are the aboringes still living impoverished and poor back packers taking
tradinital jobs and overseas companies stealing our profits
I agree with Under to a certain degree. Black and White (TrueBlue) are one
with the country, I sure am and have been since a child. I am white from a pair
of convicts who lived in the Kelly area. We didnt have guns the only ones with
guns were the Soldiers that came out to watch the convicts.
The people who came after some intergrated some didnt. I am of the belief That
if we cut out Dual Citizenship, and deport any that wont join us out of our
Country, a better place ahead.