As I start to prepare for my Australian Citizenship test some time in the future, this article is very helpful.
It made me realise how colourful the Australian language is. This portion of the article is very helpful for political bloggers in adding flourish to their posts.
In Australia you'll want to avoid a stoush, that's a fight but with the 'ou' pronounced as in 'ouch', with a larrikin or troublemaker, where you might suffer a Larry Dooley or a beating, derived in part from the name of a boxer famous a century ago.
And watch out for rorts, that's frauds or con tricks.
Unless of course it's only a furphy -- a rumor. This word is derived from World War One battlefields where rumours traveled with the carts bringing water to the soldiers in the trenches. The carts were made by the Australian company Furphy.