By Sean Maguire
It's a little counter-intuitive to think that a lot of a country's most important ambassadors have nothing to with politics. A lot of the people who create the patchwork image of a country aren't elected and their not really accountable to anyone.
A lot of a country's most important ambassadors are its musicians, sports stars, writers and artists.
Thank God for Australia that we have 'Empire of the Sun'.
Here is a duo of Nick Littlemore (retired from the band) and Luke Steele making clever and catchy pop songs with a highly visual and energetic experience as a background.
And here they were in Mexico City last night playing to a few thousand fans who jumped up and down wildly, singing along to every song written by a boy from Perth.
Makes you proud to be Australian and hope that the Kangaroo isn't the only thing the world knows about us.