The Lucky Country

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AUSTRALIA is changing.

The old certainties, whether about AUSTRALIAns' image of themselves or their place in the world, no longer hold.

Writer and Broadcaster, Sarah McDonald, reflects on the changes taking place in her country and finds that the "no worries" approach is being overtaken by an outbreak of workaholism.

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Australians are the world's globetrotters, welcomed everywhere they go.

Or, at least, that's how it used to be.

Now writer and broadcaster, Sarah McDonald, reflects on Australia's changing place in the world.

She examines why her country has become one of the more likely targets for Islamic extremists and why Aussie travellers are removing the flag from their backpacks.