Basics of Life

Life in Australia

Okay, folks, this is what you need to know to do biz in Australia. If you really care, you can look up gigapulses of sociological treatises on SocieNet about the subtle and not-so-subtle differences between Australia and any other Western nation you’d care to name. (Surprisingly, a lot of that info is relevant even in this era of corporatization continued…

The Government

The nation of Australia began its existence as a constitutional monarchy headed by the sovereign of the United Kingdom and governed by a Parliament of elected representatives.
This situation has lasted far longer than one would expect continued…

Who lives here?

Australia is home to twenty or twenty-five million people. If that seems like a vague figure you’re right – we haven’t had an accurate (or even complete) census since some time in the late 2020’s. The mana storms make it impossible to figure out exactly how many people live out in the Big Red -though it’s certainly continued…

Water and the Standard of Living

You’ll find the same basic amenities and variances in Australian cities as you will in most Western nations. We have the same kind of Matrix access the same fast food joints the same omnipresent advertisements the same privatized police forces the same level of crime the same stretches of slums and the same gated corporate enclaves.

The major difference to Australian living is water continued…

Law and Order

Most of Australia’s day-to-day law enforcement has been subcontracted out or privatized just as in foreign cities. Over time Australia’s federal police forces turned their focus more towards national security and paramilitary matters – partly to keep an eye on corporate security units continued…

Getting what you need

You’ll find most of the usual shadowrunner toys are available in Australia, though in some cases you’re going to have to jump through a lot of hoops to get them. The biggest hoops come when you’re trying to get weaponry. Australia has a history of attempts at gun control continued…

The Aussie Matrix

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