In the global scheme of things - everyone matters. Australia is a large country with a significant impact on the economy etc. Particularly job wise, as they came through the GFC reasonably well.
Socially, unfortunately, I consider the Australian Government as backward, and old fashioned in a number of it's rulings, and unusual funding schemes - particularly Tony Abbott's views on SS Marriage, and using pastors in secular schools for counselling (inappropriate to say the least).
But not all Australians agree with him. I have family who are Australian, so of course I love them all to bits and think highly of them.
BUT on the other hand - I'm a Kiwi - we think of you guys, what you think of us! Hahahaha.. eg "I support two teams: The New Zealand All Blacks and any team playing Australia" "I support two teams: Australia and any team playing New Zealand". HAHA