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March 26, 2008



count yourself lucky. In Australia one of our "enduring national values" is "mateship." Another one, apparently (and can't you just believe it from our history of genocide and the White Australia Policy) is "a fair go for all". The former gets trotted out every ANZAC day (what could better define "mateship" than getting stupidly slaughtered for your betters in the mother country?) and the latter is a central theme of every election campaign.

I mean really - our national values reduced to the kinds of phrases you hear drunk louts using around the barbie? At least your national values are the genteel conversation around the tv telethon. Fair go mate, telethon's are what mateship's all about!

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