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Mandarin and English are the most likely languages to become official (we have no official language). But why aren’t they taught? Thousands of Europeans, Africans, Hispanics and Asians are losing their language in Australia. Mandarin Chinese is a good second language that should be official, along with English. But if over 4 million Aussies speak a non-English language at home, why is it not taught at schools?12 AnswersGeneral - Australia2 weeks ago
Why not one in Broken Hill? The Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast are an hour from Brisbane, Broken Hill is 14 hours from Sydney.1 AnswerQueensland (Brisbane)3 weeks ago
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Like maybe Chinese (Australia), English (Japan), English (South Korea), Spanish (Chile), Danish (Denmark), Danish (Greenland), etc3 AnswersLanguages3 weeks ago
% of the U.S is Asian. In Australia, 5% is Chinese alone, let alone the 4% Indian, 3.5% Vietnamese, 2% Lebanese and 2% Korean. Plus some Bangladeshi, Japanese, Thai and other people.
21% of Aussies speak a language other than English at home, with Mandarin Chinese at 3.5%. The 10 most common languages in Australia are English, Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Italian, Greek, Hindi, Spanish and Punjabi.
Most Aussies are non-religious or atheist. Next is Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and then Sikh. In the U.S isn’t the majority fundamentalist or conservative Christian?
Sydney is the most Asian city outside Asia. It has a Chinatown, Little India, Little Italy, Thai Town, Korean enclave and a gaytown (Potts Point reclaimed as Australia’s gay capital) as far as I know. So 4/5 of the enclaves are Asian, 1/5 is European and 1/5 is LGBT.5 AnswersOther - Cultures & Groups4 weeks ago
Apple has English keyboards for Australia, India, Canada, the U.K, Singapore, Japan and the U.S. Don’t Brits, Singaporeans and Indians spell the same as us (in Australia). Americans spell different to Canadians. I couldn’t get the Australian and U.K keyboards in the same screenshot, but here is most of them2 AnswersImmigration4 weeks ago
They are quite popular and so is Minecraft. Triple J has played Pauline Pantsdown songs, NWA’s F**k Tha Police and many other songs many older citizens would call ‘not songs’. But why not Revenge (Creeper Aww Man) by Tryhardninja and CaptainSparklez and/or Mine All Day by PewDiePie and Party In The Backyard?1 AnswerRap and Hip-Hop4 weeks ago
I’m an Aussie and I know that America has probably one of the worst government systems for a democratic country. Here in Australia, one single mass shooting outlawed semi-automatic rifles and some other weapons (like AR-15s and AK-47s) and added licenses for all guns. In fact, a mass shooting hadn’t happened for 20 years (until 2016) and such laws
were praised by Barack Obama, as between 1996 and 2016, the National Firearms Agreement literally stopped mass shootings. In 30 US states, a child can still own a gun. Only two proper school shootings occurred in Australia and only one in New Zealand. Yes, naughty kids have brought guns into school (a crossbow injured 2 teachers and a student at Tomaree High School, not a gun, but crossbows are regulated, so it counts), but no deaths occurred. The two in Australia were at La Trobe University in 1999 (1 death) and one at Monash University in 2002 (2 deaths. The one in New Zealand was at Waikino Schoolhouse in 1920 (2 deaths). But they weren’t bad enough to be called ‘mass shootings’ as only 1 or 2 people died. Besides guns, America has more bad laws, whether it be 4 states allowing pet lions, tigers and bears, or conversion therapy being legal. Yes, some of Australia has also legalised gay conversion therapy, but the government doesn’t support it and 2 states (Victoria and Queensland) banned it (and Western Australia, the ACT, South Australia and New Zealand are considering bans). South Africa and India also don’t support it. Yanks?5 AnswersPolitics4 weeks ago