In the song, the character Derek (who is featured in the story line of Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)) attempts to convince his father, Arthur, of the great opportunities available in Australia, where there's "no drug addiction" and you can "surf like they do in the U.S.A." Derek's advertisement is compared to John Smith, who campaigned for America in a similar manner, by author Thomas Kitts.
The song also features a jam sequence lasting for approximately half the song, which is atypical for The Kinks. In the Australian single edit, this section is removed by editing an earlier section of the song into another section during a drum beat, which is then followed by a fade-out.
It has featured in a wide variety of Australian press and online media, including mining forums, and continues to garner attention due to its controversial and provocative message. Music press have hailed the song as one of the great contemporary Australian protest songs. The Melbourne Age went as far as to say that Midnight Oil's 'Blue Sky Mine' has nothing on 'Australia (Whore of the World)'.
The Song has been banned by ABC Local Radio Southern Queensland (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) as being too provocative for a conservative audience. ABC Southern Queensland encompasses the Toowoomba and Darling Downs region which is the region where Gordon hails from originally and where he has performed the song at a number of anti-mining rallies. The song has however received airplay in other parts of Australia from the ABC, and has been showcased on the national flagship ABC Environment website. As of May 2011, Gordon is contesting the Toowoomba ruling with the case currently before the independent ABC Consumer and Audience review board.
He's just finished shooting the third season of his popular reality show SASAustralia. And Ant Middleton has bid farewell to Australia in a heartfelt Instagram post as the 41-year-old former soldier prepares to fly back to the UK. Posing in front of the SydneyOperaHouse, Ant began his caption. 'Australia, my work here is done…'.
Kylie Minogue looked smitten with PaulSolomons at a Frieze and Versace party in London Friday - amid claims Paul won't be moving back to her native Australia with her ... Sighting.Kylie Minogue looked smitten with Paul Solomons at a Frieze and Versace party in London Friday - amid claims Paul won't be moving back to her native Australia with her.
She explained ... I have faith in my team ... Enter email address ... But the hugely successful chef is also set to open her second establishment in Australia. Called Oncore, and overlooking the famous SydneyOperaHouse and Harbour Bridge, it is now ready to finally open its doors after the city has come out of a 107-day Covid closure earlier this week ... Latest.
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As far as OperaAustralia's Lyndon Terracini is concerned, the future will be increasingly outdoors ... The travails of the past two years have exerted significant burdens on Opera Australia, which took $73.6 million at the box office in 2019 and $10.6 million last year.
Kylie Minogue says she 'can't believe' the public reaction to the news she will be moving from the UK to Australia... Kylie Minogue (pictured with her boyfriend PaulSolomons in September 2019) says she 'can't believe' the public reaction to the news she will be moving from the UK to Australia ... Kylie Minogue CONFIRMS she is moving back to Australia.
Kylie Minogue has excited fans in Australia with news of her homecoming ... Kylie Minogue CONFIRMS she is moving back to Australia ... 'The fact is, it's quite simple, I'll be spending more time in Australia.' ... from the UK to Australia ... Pictured at the SydneyOperaHouse in 2016.
Kylie Minogue has confirmed reports she is moving back to Australia after more than 30 years living in Britain ... 'It is true, I will be basing myself in Australia ... Kylie Minogue, 53, has confirmed reports she is moving back to Australia after more than 30 years living in Britain. Pictured at the SydneyOperaHouse in 2016 ... Still calls Australia home.
Kylie Minogue's boyfriend PaulSolomons has decided not to move to Australia with the singer, a new report claims ... Kylie Minogue's boyfriend Paul Solomons (right) has decided not to move to Australia with the singer, a new report claims ... Daily Mail Australia have contacted a representative for Kylie for further comment ... Still calls Australia home.