Residents of rural areas depend on social interactions to give directions.
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While many people rely on written signage to find their way around, oral language plays a significant role in giving directions in rural areas.
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Australia has no policy designating English as the official language, but an explicit ‘English first’ policy for shop signs would treat speakers of every other language as second-class citizens.
Young men and overseas tourists are particularly at risk.
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