Look Australia, I don't know how to sugar coat this so I'll just come out and say it.
We are a Socialist nation. More specifically we are a Socialist-Capitalist nation and we have been for decades. The signs are all there, the commitment to universal health care, comprehensive welfare sector while at the same time maintaining a free market economy (with some regulation).
Here's something shocking as well. We keep electing Socialist-Capitalist governments. The Labor party started out socialist, as did the National Party, while the Liberal Party has come to socialism through more pragmatic means (socialism == votes). I dare you to name one government in the past forty years that wasn't socialist in some major way.
So the next time you hear Tony Abbott bitch about creeping socialism, you can tell him that it's already here. It didn't creep, it didn't have to. It was invited in by the people and has stayed ever since.
Oh and you might want to explain the difference between socialism and communism. Especially the bit about how Communism relied exclusively on the Command Economy model, that is, the Government told businesses what they could produce, when and in what quantities. Sounds suspiciously like the Coalitions "Direct Action" policy.