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The value of mateship is reflected in both personal and national identity. We even have our own saying, ?dobbing in?. Other countries have other words for the same action (eg. America - 'ratting'), but not a new word made especially for it.
 
The word ?mateship? is a term created and associated specifically with ?Australian identity?. Our willingness to extend our hands to those in need of help reflects this unique and important trait of Australians.

 
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