I had always heard that Aussies were a rough and ready lot, not easily intimidated. The article in The Courier-Mail certainly supports that. Do they "raise the alert level" or use wild rhetoric to incite their citizens? Heeeeelllll no. The article is called Terror threat 'not surprising' and right out of the box says, "An apparent Al-Qaeda tape threatening a terrorist strike on Melbourne should not surprise anyone, due to Australia's support for the US war on terror..." It's not even on their top page. What's is there? The honor goes to " Brisbane – dead boring or just plain dead?" an article about a humorous travel book.
Maybe I need to move to Australia.