Australia is considered to be the oldest landmass on earth. Only the English saw value in colonizing the land. However, the Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, Indonesians, and Chinese who arrived did not. This is a culture where regional differences are not as marked as in the US or Europe. For example, accents and related socioeconomic implications change very little across the country. Also, there is strong popular support and desire for government health care and welfare systems. Being direct, down to earth, punctual, modest, and collaborative will all win you points with your Australian friends and colleagues. So will knowing a little bit about cricket. Like in other Commonwealth countries, it ranks as one of the most important sport in AustraliaDo you want to know more about this country? Try your hand at our short Australia quiz below!