Emily asked if I had a recipe for meat pies. Here is one I use from Donna Hay. I have included the shortcut pastry recipe too, as it is a good one.
Meat pies are one of those icon Australian meals. Harry's Cafe de Wheels, here in Sydney is a popular pie seller, and many a tourist (and local) visit this establishment. Particularly famous are the 'pie floaters'. I have never eaten one.
PS: It is better if you can cook the meat filling a day before and let it sit in the fridge. And remember... lots of tomato sauce.