Which is a better school Westmead Public School or Parramatta Public School?

If you stalk the school - looking at names on the school website or driving past the front gate at 855am you'll get a sense of the racial mix.For example the website told me this month's book and principals awards went to:Book Award Sanvariya 5Z, Ritika 6C.Principal's AwardSrihaas 3S, Atharv 2N, Yogi 5S, Ilham 4S, Ritika 6C,

Why are there not many hybrid/electrical cars in Australia?

Hybrid / electrical cars cost more to purchase.The registration of a Hybrid / electrical car attracts a discounted Car Registration in some states in Australia.  In Victoria it is $100.00 discount.Hybrid cars are seen to be slower and not good in rough road conditions.Australians like big cars with power to take on our wild country.

Lets say I don't believe Australia exists. How can one prove to me that Australia exists?

I'd put you on a plane and take you there. Far better than any written evidence or a community of people who believe in Australia (even with Australian accents) could convince you if you were sceptical.I'd make sure you kept and eye on the geolocation map on the plane but

Which shows and dramas are you watching right now?

Australian?Well, we watch mostly American stuff. Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Elementary, that sort of thing. There are a few local dramas you could try, but I don't watch any of them so it's hard to recommend anything specifically.However, some of the

Which is the worst of the invasive species to Australia?

Humans have been wrecking the place for 60,000 years, followed by, in no particular order -DogsRabbitsSheepGoatsWater buffaloRatsMiceCamelsBeef cattleDairy cattlePartheniumFoxesPigsLantana camaraBlackberryOpuntia cactusBufo marinusHarrisia cactusFire antsCape weedSparrowsSerrated tussockIndian mynasEuropean waspThorny acaciaSalvation JaneOlive treesCamphor laurelSee also:List of invasive species in Australia - Wikipedia

What do you think about mandatory voting?

In general, I'm opposed to mandatory anything. My political outlook is liberal (in the original classical sense), which means that I treasure freedom. I don't like being compelled to do things, and am happy to refrain from compelling others to do things.One question is: what good is to be realized by forcing people to vote?

What do you think about Rubella (German measles) being gone/eradicated in Australia? Does it make you at least slightly question your belief in anti-vaccination?

Well, I am not ‘anti vaccination' actually - but I don't vaccinate and won't. When I say I am not anti vaccination - if others like them, fine.I didn't get Rubella - just the usual ordinary old spots that lasted for around two

Which shows and dramas are you watching right now?

Australian?Well, we watch mostly American stuff. Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Elementary, that sort of thing. There are a few local dramas you could try, but I don't watch any of them so it's hard to recommend anything specifically.However, some of the

Lets say I don't believe Australia exists. How can one prove to me that Australia exists?

I'd put you on a plane and take you there. Far better than any written evidence or a community of people who believe in Australia (even with Australian accents) could convince you if you were sceptical.I'd make sure you kept and eye on the geolocation map on the plane but

Why is Australia full of so many anti-social people?

No clue!Maybe Australia was settled by convicts? Antisocial by definition?Maybe your question is bogus. The Aussies that I have met are pretty good people.Kind of like us Americans. Tough, wry and gritty. Good people - for simialr reasons.

Is Australia a better place to live than US or UK?

Australia is a good place to live after you retire. The society is not promoting the spirit of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Property market is the best place to make money instead. A lot like China in some way. Plumber and brick layer have higher earnings than most professionals. Currently the

Could the Australian military resist an invasion?

From who?The Australian Military is small but quite capable, Australia itself s a very strategically defensible country, and few countries have much force projection capability these days.Could it resist an invasion from the US? No way.China? No.India? No.Russia? No.The UK? Probably not.France? Probably not.Korea? (either one) Probably not.Israel? Probably not.Pakistan?

What do people get wrong about Australians?

Given the number and type of questions on Quora, apparently it is very difficult for many overseas to get these things through their heads.Australians are not all of British or Irish origin.Australians are not all descended from convicts, only about 22%. This

Where have there been any UFO sightings or close encounters in Australia?

Yes - in fact, I've seen one. IIRC sightings are rarer than overseas though; probably because less air traffic means fewer blimps etc being reported.They're pretty much the same as overseas. You are more likely to report seeing a UFO if:1) you

What would happen if Indonesia declared war on Australia?

Why on earth would Indonesia declares war on Australia? Nothing will happen, it will be phony war, we have no capabilities to conduct offensive warfare. Yes we have bigger manpower reserves, but in order to invade Australia, we will need

Is Australia real or fake?

Australia surely it's fake . There can't be any country where you get free world class medical care. No-one would live in a place where all the beaches are miles and miles of white sand and a blue glistening ocean where the temperature is such that you can swim at least 9

What do people get wrong about Australians?

Given the number and type of questions on Quora, apparently it is very difficult for many overseas to get these things through their heads.Australians are not all of British or Irish origin.Australians are not all descended from convicts, only about 22%. This

What would happen to Australia if it were cut off from the rest of the world?

We would still have plenty of food. We have the raw materials to make pretty much everything we want.We would have to re-establish a few manufacturing industries we have let slip away over recent decades. We certainly have the expertise and knowledge to do it. But it would make the

If, as certain flat-earthers say, Australia is a hoax, how then could one see the southern stars from there?

If, as certain flat-earthers say, Australia is a hoax, how then could one see the southern stars from there?If Australia were a hoax, you couldn't see the southern stars from there, but any Australian, New Zealander, or denizen of Antarctica will tell you its not hoax.

Is Australia a better place to live than US or UK?

Australia is a good place to live after you retire. The society is not promoting the spirit of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Property market is the best place to make money instead. A lot like China in some way. Plumber and brick layer have higher earnings than most professionals. Currently the

Why is Australia full of so many anti-social people?

No clue!Maybe Australia was settled by convicts? Antisocial by definition?Maybe your question is bogus. The Aussies that I have met are pretty good people.Kind of like us Americans. Tough, wry and gritty. Good people - for simialr reasons.

What would happen if China attacked Australia?

With non-nuclear weapons?Well, about 6 months before the planned invasion, news would get out that the Chinese are planning a massive invasion somewhere. You can't achieve that level of readiness without tens or hundreds of thousands of people getting involved, it is impossible to

Which is the worst of the invasive species to Australia?

Humans have been wrecking the place for 60,000 years, followed by, in no particular order -DogsRabbitsSheepGoatsWater buffaloRatsMiceCamelsBeef cattleDairy cattlePartheniumFoxesPigsLantana camaraBlackberryOpuntia cactusBufo marinusHarrisia cactusFire antsCape weedSparrowsSerrated tussockIndian mynasEuropean waspThorny acaciaSalvation JaneOlive treesCamphor laurelSee also:List of invasive species in Australia - Wikipedia

Could the Australian military resist an invasion?

From who?The Australian Military is small but quite capable, Australia itself s a very strategically defensible country, and few countries have much force projection capability these days.Could it resist an invasion from the US? No way.China? No.India? No.Russia? No.The UK? Probably not.France? Probably not.Korea? (either one) Probably not.Israel? Probably not.Pakistan?

Will Australia declare war on Indonesia?

Before we think of war, let's think of economy, because if you don't have money how do you wage war exactly?Why would Australia wage war against one its biggest agriculture market? Indonesia also import more from Australia than exporting to Australia, so if both cease trading, Australia will lose more money. Most of all, if

Why is Australia a racist country?

Why is Australia a racist country?Because Australia is an immigrant nation, and immigrants tend to be racist and take/bring their prejudices to Australia!Genuine Australians (and those that have assimilated) aren't racists which is proved by the fact we invite peoples from every land, of every color and

Where can I listen to the best Australian classical music?

Niche Australian music genres get the best radio exposure from the Community Radio sector. Australian classical music more specifically most likely gets the most comprehensive exposure from the national ABC Classic FM service. Mainstream popular Australian music is receives the most influential radio

Who is Australia's best film director?

Oh, there's loads! You want drama? Try Cate Shortland and David Michod. Horror buffs should head in the direction of Jennifer Kent and Greg McLean, while those with an action bent should go to the nonpareil George Miller whilst someone who's done a bit

Why doesn't Australia have any bombers?

We have 72 x F18s, 24 x Super Hornets, 2 x F35s, 18 x P8s, and 26 x Orions, all capable of dropping bombs.Having 142 airplanes capable of dropping bombs means we don't really need any specialised single purpose planes devoted to this role. Particularly as there's not a whole lot of places around here to bomb.

Why are there so many great actors and actresses from Australia?

Virtually all Australian actors are formally trained professionals rather than celebrities. They have studied drama, singing and dance at NIDA or a similar acting school. They have worked in TV and theatre in a wide variety of character roles. This gives them a

Where can I listen to the best Australian classical music?

Niche Australian music genres get the best radio exposure from the Community Radio sector. Australian classical music more specifically most likely gets the most comprehensive exposure from the national ABC Classic FM service. Mainstream popular Australian music is receives the most influential radio

How to get a job in Australia

I guarantee, by the time you finish reading this article and apply what I say, you will 100% get your dream job in Australia.I came to Australia in 2005 as a student to do my Bsc at Monash University, Clayton VIC. I finished my degree in

Who is Australia's best film director?

Oh, there's loads! You want drama? Try Cate Shortland and David Michod. Horror buffs should head in the direction of Jennifer Kent and Greg McLean, while those with an action bent should go to the nonpareil George Miller whilst someone who's done a bit

Why is Australia a racist country?

Why is Australia a racist country?Because Australia is an immigrant nation, and immigrants tend to be racist and take/bring their prejudices to Australia!Genuine Australians (and those that have assimilated) aren't racists which is proved by the fact we invite peoples from every land, of every color and

Why is there a gap of about 130 years between Abel Tasman's voyage to Australia and New Zealand and James Cook's voyage to that region, when the exploration by north Europeans seems to have stopped?

The area was considered uninteresting. In the seventeenth and eighteenth century exploration for the sake of exploration was rare, that was more something for the late nineteenth century. Instead, areas were explored for financial reasons - to get areas to trade with, lands to conquer, trade routes to travel. Australia was mostly known for

Australian Culture: When is it appropriate to call someone 'mate'?

Not easy to get right.Generally:Men mostly call other men 'mate'.Men mostly don't call women 'mate'Women can call other women 'mate' (IMO not as common as men-men)Women sometimes call men 'mate'Strangely, perhaps, people usually refer to strangers as 'mate'; not friends or relatives (unless

Is Australia a safe place to live with kids?

Yes, it is safe. Probably safer than where you live now.Australia has a very low crime rate compared to most countries. Violent crimes, rape, abductions and murder are rare. Guns are tightly controlled and terrorism, while still a concern, hasn't really

Do Australians like spicy food?

Australia is one of the most multi-cultural countries in the world. People from everywhere have contributed their cuisine to the wide variety of food on offer.Some of that food is spicy - Indian, Mexican, Thai, Sichuan to name a few - there's lots more.It

How do Indonesians view Australians and vice-versa?

I am an Indonesian. I can say that we are trading way much lower than the potential we could create together.As Indonesia's middle class grows, I can witness more and more of Indonesians go to Australia for tourism. Where for Australian in Indonesia, they are

What do Australians think of Brazil?

Most of us don't think of Brazil at all. No doubt like Brazilians don't dwell on Australians or Australian issues. When we do think of Brazil, we might think of dancing, Mardi Gras, corruption at every level from the street to the President, crime, violence, mindless duplicities of religion, murderous

What do you do when you sign up to join the Australian Labor Party?

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) is divided into 6 state branches and 2 territory branches, and you join one of those branches (not the national Labor Party), so processes may differ a little in different branches.In New South Wales you join using this form: https://membership.nswlabor.org....On that form you have to answer

What is call Centre? List some best call centre in Australia?

To simplifiy its definition:A call centre is a department where they handle phone calls for a particular business.It has two types:Inbound - a call centre which receives or answers calls from persons (usually clients).Outbound - this type of call centre is initiates calls (usually telemarketing)There are a lot of call centre services

Has New Zealand ever been part of Australia?

New Zealand is mentioned as a state in the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act:

Why is there so much racism in Australia against the Lebanese?

Well, for one 37% Lebanese-Australians are Muslims. All Muslim groups have been seeing increased discrimination since 9/11. A lot of the racism against Lebanese people in Australia however dates to before 9/11. The Lebanese got a bad reputation after the 2000 Sydney gang rapes where 9 Lebanese-Australian youths gang

How do Australians see themselves?

It is a difficult question in a country where at any one time over 25% of the population were born overseas for the last 60y. It depends very much on who you talk to and how old they are.I happen to be a 5th generation Australian who