Because they like the sport..... just like Europe likes Football (soccer)
By the Australian public: Enormous amounts - the Australians love their sport and it is, for most, their chief entertainment.
Australian Rules Football
Yes. Then probably cricket.
probably most of them
Australian Sport Awards was created in 1980.
Australian Institute of Sport was created in 1981.
Confederation of Australian Sport was created in 1976.
I've never been there but i believe Italy's most popular sport is Soccer. In Australia the most popular summer sport is cricket. The most popular winter sport in New South Wales and Queensland is rugby, while Australian rules Football is the most popular in all the other states
Rugby. I only wish I was joking.
AFL Australian Football League