Australia has some terrible things in its past. But it has progressed well, and no doubt will continue to do so.
So, yes, I am "proud".
I am also very appreciative of the life we get to live here in this country. Not a day goes by that I am not thankful for the many, many things that could very easily be taken for granted.
I feel that this appreciation is a far greater feeling to be valued. Never take the lifestyle we get to live for granted.