Was Australia a good thing for Australia?

Some may say 'no'. The movie Australia showed the country to the world as a Hollywood love/action story. It is absolutely not the case. The movie showed what Americans wanted to see, not what they needed to see.

On the other hand, it certainly portrayed some realistic aspects of Australian history, of which the rest of the world is unaware. In addition, it did cause a surge in tourism immediately after the release of the movie, which generated more tourist income for Australia.