What makes you Australian

I FOUND it incredibly interesting to read through the answers from Fraser Coast Chronicle readers when we asked them "you know you're an Australian when ____".

The responses ranged from being able to repair a pair of thongs to, as expected, enjoying beer (XXXX specifically).

There's no right or wrong answer to this question, naturally we are all going to have a different idea of what makes you a part of this beautiful country.

But my favourite answer of all was from Cate Akaveka.

She said you know you are an Australian when... "you are accepting of people of varied cultures and belief systems and above all, you are respectful of Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners of this land we call home."

I couldn't have summed it up better myself.

Australia is a wonderful melting pot of different cultures, some have been here for tens of thousands of years and others have arrived much more recently.

Although our country is made up of people from all corners of the globe, we are united by being truly lucky to live here in Australia.