By now we all know the land Down Under is a little odd. We have birds that swoop you for fun, batshit insane weather, and our money is colourful and way better than America's tbh.
Also, shoes are kinda just a choice in Australia, not a necessity.
So while we're talking weird Aussie things, let me introduce you to the staple moment of every* child's life: The Pen License.
Basically at primary school, you can't use a pen until you're gifted with a license to do so.
So at the tender age of eight or so, you must practice your cursive writing in pencil, until one day you achieve the goal your little heart has been striving for - throwing away that stupid pencil and graduating to using a pen.
Obtaining your pen license is a proud day for any Aussie child. Once you're granted that simple piece of paper that gives you permission to use a pen, you're basically ready to take on the WORLD.
Anyway, hope that clears some things up for y'all.