A Nation of Losers? Australians are the World’s Biggest Gamblers
Australian Culture / Cinema / Culture / Society

A Nation of Losers? Australians are the World’s Biggest Gamblers

Australia is the number one country in gambling: it has per capita the most gamblers in the world. Gambling has become an institution and even a sport for the Australian people. According to the Australian government, “Australians spend nearly $12 billion a year on poker machines”. Gambling as a part of the Australian culture The … Continue reading

“It’s a man’s country, sweetheart”
Australian Culture / Culture

“It’s a man’s country, sweetheart”

“Have a drink, mate?” may be the most popular question in Australia. Well, at least it seems when you watch some 1970s Australian movies. Not only does drinking seem to hold a major role in social relationships, but calling others “mate” embodies one of the most important aspects of Aussies’ culture: companionship. For better and … Continue reading