Google have been developing a strong presence in Australia and word has it that Google Wave was developed primarily in Sydney. (Hopefully that won't discourage them from doing further development work down under.) In a development especially for Australian users, Google have developed Optimise for Colloquial Cultural Articulation for Google Maps. I have a snapshot from an iPhone to demonstrate:
Now that Google Maps is in strine, it will make it a lot easier for we Australians to get around. Hopefully this technology will be expanded to other countries over time. (But let us hope they never get their countries mixed up--it could be tragic if an American got the Australian translation and took the instruction to "shoot through" literally.)
Don't believe me? Ask Google Maps Australia to give you directions.