Australians (or Australians) have been ingenious in adapting their cultural roots to adapt them to the country's new environment, climate and resources. Modern society affirms a unique and secure identity through its diversity, language (s), architecture, “Australianized” cuisine, jungle identity and sporting prowess. Among the most beloved Australian comedies was Mother and Son, about a divorcee who had moved to his mother's suburban home, but the sketch comedy has been the mainstay of Australian television. From a military point of view, Australians have been involved in numerous wars abroad, ranging from World War I to recent regional security missions, such as East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Australia's 11 million square kilometer (4.2 million square mile) fishing area is the third largest in the world and allows easy access to seafood, significantly influencing Australian cuisine. Since the 1970s, Australian beers have become increasingly popular around the world, and Foster's Lager is an iconic export. Contemporary Australian architecture includes a number of other iconic structures, such as the Harbour Bridge in Sydney and the Parliament House in Canberra. Swimming, tennis, athletics, golf, cycling, basketball, netball, hockey and even skiing, you name it, Australians will participate.
During the COVID-19 crisis, ABC partnered with Australia's leading cultural institutions to offer productions of Opera Australia, the Bangarra Dance Theatre, the Australian Ballet and the Sydney Theatre Company on ABC iview. However, Australians should be proud to see those stories shared everywhere, such as the indigenous-directed drama Mystery Road on the American streaming service Acorn TV. Over time, swimming briefs, better known locally as speedos or, more recently, as parakeet smugglers, became an iconic swimsuit for Australian men. The amount of Australian content that ABC orders is a function of its budget, not a matter of intent.
Australian country music has developed a very different style from that of its American counterpart, which is based more on Celtic folk and the Australian tradition of popular ballads. In addition to participating in sports, Australians also love watching sports activities in person or on television, computer, or other media. Many Australians are passionate about sports, which forms an important part of the country's culture in terms of spectators and participation. They painted outdoors, like the French Impressionists, and sought to capture the intense light and unique colors of the Australian jungle.
While Australia has omnipresent media coverage, the oldest part of those media is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the organization owned and funded by the Federal Government that provides national coverage on television and radio. Other important architectural movements in Australian architecture include the Federation style in the early 20th century and the modern styles of the late 20th century, in which many old buildings were also demolished.