Yep, I'm from Australia. Now in Sydney, originally Newcastle, a couple of hours north up the coast. And Cairns is wonderful (as long as you don't go in the ocean where there is more that can kill you than virtually any other place on earth, and avoid the bars filled with stoned backpackers!).
I too prefer Light, mainly because that "fits" the overall MM story across games, and my re-plays now are all about trying characters that I ignored the first few times. But as Peter2 says, choose characters that will eventually be able to GM the skills that suit your preferred play style. Enjoy!