Last Updated On: November 9, 2013 by The Migration Translators
The Pride of Australia awards will take place at the end of this week and the full line-up has recently been announced. The stories of heroism, outstanding bravery, courage, leadership, environmental commitment, community spirit, inspiration and care and compassion are sure to impress and motivate, while the Child of Courage award recognizes the achievements of Australia’s children. There is also an award which is very typically Australian – the “Fair Go” Award. While most countries value the idea of fairness, however that is interpreted, in Australia, huge emphasis is placed on it. The expression “fair dinkum” is quintessentially Australian and the idea of fairness permeates life throughout Australia. Unlike some countries which still have noticeable, if not rigid, class structures, Australia has a strong emphasis on equality, which is why the wrath of the Australian public can be even stronger than it is in other countries if prominent figures are perceived to be abusing their position. Similarly, while Australians respect and value the talents of people who have developed expertise in a particular field, they have less respect for formal titles than some other countries. In Australia, it’s what you do that matters, not what you call yourself. If you’re interested in visiting Australia for business or pleasure, find out what an experienced NAATI translator can do for you!