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.
Local. Community. Journalism. Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free. Support Us ... Support Us ... Brew's interest in choreography began when he was an 11-year-old dance student in Australia. He began his career as a professional ballet dancer, but a car accident in South Africa left him paralyzed from the chest down.
The Melbourne boxer had added ballet to his training regime ahead of the TokyoGames with the skill appearing to pay off after he defeated Kazakhstan's Zakir Safiullin in the quarter finals ... 'Thank you everyone for the love, doing this for Australia.' ... 'I'm not going to lie, I'd always wanted to try ballet.
In the men's lightweight semi-finals, there was disappointment for Australia's Harry Garside, a certified plumber who is also into his ballet and sported painted fingernails after his bout in the quarter-finals ...home bronze -- Australia's first Olympic boxing medal in 33 years.
In the men's lightweight semi-finals, there was disappointment for Australia's Harry Garside, a certified plumber who also enjoys ballet and sported painted fingernails after his bout in the quarter-finals ... takes home bronze - Australia's first Olympic boxing medal in 33 years.
TOKYO－Australia's first Olympic boxing medalist in 33 years is also a certified plumber, says he "fell in love" with ballet and sported painted fingernails this week in Tokyo... He says that he always wanted to try ballet anyway, but he also thinks it makes him a better boxer.
In the men’s lightweight semi-finals, there was disappointment for Australia’s Harry Garside, a certified plumber who also enjoys ballet and sported painted fingernails after his bout in the quarter-finals ... takes home bronze — Australia’s first Olympic boxing medal in 33 years.
🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺 Australia update. Lightweight boxerHarry Garside credits ballet for his stunning run to Australia’s first boxing medal in 33 years. “Ballet is fantastic,” he said after semi-final defeat left him with bronze ...Cuba’s AndyCruz, right, exchanges punches with Australia’s Harry Garside ... 6 🇦🇺 Australia 🥇 17 🥈 6 🥉 21 total.
Tokyo, Aug 5 (APP - UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 5th Aug, 2021 ) .Australia's first Olympic boxing medallist in 33 years is also a certified plumber, says he "fell in love" with ballet and sported painted fingernails this week in Tokyo ... He says that he always wanted to try ballet anyway, but he also thinks it makes him a better boxer.
The 24-year-old, who is a certified plumber and has used ballet dancing to improve his boxing, is guaranteed bronze, becoming Australia's first Olympic boxing medallist in 33 years ... Each white nail had a different slither of colour that appeared to represent a rainbow ... ....
But Australia’s Tokyo Olympics campaign has changed that ... But for a handful of breakaways in behind the Matildas’ much-improved defensive line, the width of a crossbar, and a freak deflection that Sweden’s Fridolina Rolfö balletically swept home, Australia kept the fifth-ranked side to one of their quietest games all tournament.