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.
If your job is to put on some of Abu Dhabi’s biggest sports and music events, it helps if you happen to love what you do ... “We’ve been busy during the coronavirus pandemic ... 17-20 in Melbourne ... “And we know they’ll be flying out of the UAE on private jets just for the players to get to Australia, so it makes it a lot more convenient for them.” ... He added.
Lachlan Murdoch has been living in Australia with his model wife Sarah since March, with plans to stay Down Under long term ... The Murdochs quietly slipped into Australia from the US on their private jet earlier this year ... The Murdochs quietly slipped into Australia from the US on their private jet earlier this year.
Kidman has faced criticism from Hong Kong citizens and local media for skipping COVID-19 quarantine measures after flying in via private jet from Sydney, Australia on August 12. Last week, anyone flying into Hong Kong from Australia would have been subject to seven-days quarantine in a government-approved hotel.
But Kidman, 54, has been allowed to circumvent those rules ... The city's tabloids have closely followed Kidman's appearances in Hong Kong since touching down last Thursday in a private jet from Australia, including shopping two days after her arrival and later filming in the city's Sai Wan district ... "Right then, that's it ... Image. Section ... Section Agency.
But Kidman, 54, has been allowed to circumvent those rules ... The city’s tabloids have closely followed Kidman’s appearances in Hong Kong since touching down last Thursday in a private jet from Australia, including shopping two days after her arrival and later filming in the city’s Sai Wan district ... “Right then, that’s it ... – AFP ....
... after her Deputy Premier, Steven Miles, blasted travellers able to afford first and business class flights and private jets who he claimed were putting Queensland at risk of a coronavirus outbreak by skipping past Australia’s closed international borders for business meetings.