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.
She writes a story a day from her Sydney aged-care facility, publishes books and has entered Australia's most prestigious painting competition ...Born in Sydney's Mosman Bay, Ms Kramer trained as a dancer then toured Australia with the Bodenwieser Ballet for a decade.
An inquest into the death of the former RoyalBallet choreographer Liam Scarlett has opened ...The Royal Ballet severed ties with Scarlett last March, having earlier suspended him in 2019 over allegations of sexual misconduct with students ... The Queensland Ballet in Australia also severed ties with the choreographer at the same time.
Choreographer Liam Scarlett has died at the age of 35, a year after leaving The RoyalBallet over allegations of inappropriate behaviour ... The claims against him shocked the ballet world, with Australia’s Queensland Ballet among those to cut ties with him.
Last year, the U.K.’s RoyalBallet severed ties with Scarlett even though a seven-month investigation into accusations into his behavior toward students at the Royal Ballet School found “no matters to pursue.” He also lost his position last spring as artistic associate at Australia’s Queensland Ballet.
Scarlett lived most of his short life within the institution of The RoyalBallet, entering the Lower School at the age of eight and graduating into the company in 2005... A similar statement of being cleared but fired was issued by the Royal Ballet School and subsequently at Queensland Ballet in Australia, where Scarlett had been Artistic Associate.
He left The RoyalBallet last year amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour ... Scarlett’s position with The Royal Ballet ended last year, when the ... The allegations sent shockwaves through the ballet world, with Australia’s Queensland Ballet among those to cut ties with Scarlett.
World-renowned�choreographer Liam Scarlett has died at the age of 35, after leaving the The RoyalBallet last year amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour ... The allegations sent shockwaves through the ballet world, with Australia's Queensland Ballet among those to cut ties with Mr Scarlett ... Royal Ballet, EnglishNational Ballet.
Liam Scarlett, the internationally-known choreographer who left the RoyalBallet last year after claims of sexual misconduct, has died at the age of 35 ...The Royal Ballet cleared him after an independent investigation, but he left the company ... Australia's Queensland Ballet also cancelled work with him as a result.