Who Is a ‘Real’ Australian: the Story Behind Larrikins, That Critically Reflects on the Aspects of the Australian Experience and Culture That They Embody
Maybe they simply did not want to be associated with a group of people that could not accept someone for whom he or she truly is. In time however the two cultures would learn to live with each other and create a tolerant society as apparent in Tim Winton’s ‘Neighbours’.
211) refers to a man who stresses that even though he “maybe not much better off than” any other person, he has “an essence/identity” that gives him “the possibility of accumulating more capital.” Admittedly, social inequality contributes to the tension within Australian society, making it torn into different subgroups. Religion is another element of the Australians’ national identity. White (1981) notes that Protestants who came to the continent set major dogmas which still prevail in the society.
In a liberal democratic society such as Australia, it is journalism that is charged with the responsibility of protecting liberty against authority. However, as the architects of liberal democracy noted, this freedom is in a constant state of vulnerability. Consequently, we think it is clear that Australian journalism requires larrikinism to vouchsafe a work culture that can uphold its public duty.
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