Monty Python put it succintly:
'This here is the wattle, it's the emblem of our land,
You can stick it in a bottle, or hold it in your hand.
Australia's a lovely place, it's full of bonzer blokes,
There's lots of beer and no-ones queer
Except in pommy jokes.'
I was watching the womens tennis final earlier, not for the tennis, I just like watching hot sweaty women playing with balls and the bloody drongos halted the match midway through the final set while they set some fucking fireworks off.