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    Default "Aussie Values"

    What are they?

    They differ so much from person to person.

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    I don't think in terms of 'aussie values' but personal values. Technically I'm not Australian yet and from what I read in comment sections on lots of news reports my personal values do not line up with 'Aussie' values. (Although that is basing it on the type of people who do like to spew their views all over comment sections lol)

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    You could ask Trumble, he seems to have a handle on it..

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/turnbull-wants-guidelines-for-being-an-aussie-but-struggled-to-list-them/news-story/62cbbd7a259845fbe0116a6fb89f9116

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    I don't know.

    My values don't line up with a lot of what I hear and see people write are "Aussie Values", especially in the current climate.

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    is this a spin off from the citizenship test thread?

    to me, aussie values should be the values any decent human being upholds; integrity, honesty, respect (towards others and self).

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    I don't really think there are any. Sure, people will try to claim a set of values as specifically Australian, but you can't really unite a country of 20+ million people in something that simplistic. It's more about the mythology of Australia than anything else.

    I could list the values I hold dear, or those that seem to be fairly commonly held in Australia, but I wouldn't call them Australian values. Any list would be broad enough to apply to much of the world outside Australia, and narrow enough to exclude many Australians.

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    I know I'm going to be shot for this but a lot of "Aussie values" stem from this idea of the little Aussie battler. I don't agree with playing the victim so don't follow those values.

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    I think wherever you find yourself in the world, when there is a news report that focuses on an act of kindness it is reported as values of that nation. If that makes sense. Generally I'd say values come from the humble places found somewhere with in humanity, not a nation or race.

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