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It sounds like the Australian Engagement party is sort of the equivalent of an American co-ed Shower. In which case I think it is rude.
Not in my experience. But there is usually a pretty big gap between the eparty and the wedding. Like, over a year. So noone would have received invites to the wedding at the time of the eparty.
However, it's rare for someone to have both an engagement party AND a kitchen tea (possibly because they are both gift-giving occasions here).
That's not been my experience at all.