Kevin Rudd, the Labor Party`s Prime Minister of Australia from 2007-2010, writes in the Australian Financial Review:
What national demons?
The last history of Australia I read emphasized that the central development in Australian history was getting Saturday mornings off from work so the working man could knock back a few on both Saturday and Friday evenings. Australia has the least demon-plagued history of any country on earth.
Its success is testimony to the success of the British model.
Oh, of course, it`s the horrors of the old White Australia policy that prevented the rich mineowners and landowners from importing millions of Asian coolies to work for subsistence wages.