I understand that now, if you want to become an Aussie citizen, you have to define mateship. Fortunately I think it is a multiple choice question and I hope the alternative answers are ridiculous.
The only person I have ever heard utter the word mateship is our Prime Minister. What an odd fellow he is, but clever mind you.
I could not put mateship into words and nor could I define Australian values, but I don't think that it or they are so different from what happens anywhere in the world.
While there are some very notable exceptions, generally, people around the world care and look after their neighbours and their friends and are charitable towards those who have less than themselves.
Somehow, our PM thinks this is perculiarly Australian. Isn't he a funny little fellow?