I don't know where in Tasmania BigLug was, but cordial here has always referred to the noncarbonated syrupy drinks. 'Fizzy drink' or 'fizzy cordial' is probably the most common in domestic situations, but still 'soft drink' is just as frequently used in more formal senses.
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BTW the two-header reference goes to show Australian mainlanders are still just as naive as they always were