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.
Written by Published on Dec 01, 2023 . 11.29 AM IST . 985 ...Anya Taylor-Joy's leading part in The Queen's Gambit has propelled her to A+++-list celebrity, but she's done a pretty good job of keeping her private life private ... Taylor-Joy was seen arriving by private jet at Sydney Airport in Australia towards the end of June.
And the 24-year-old social media sensation is currently in Australia promoting his makeup line. On Friday, James stepped off a private jet at Brisbane airport after having spent a week relaxing on Hamilton Island... On Friday, James stepped off a private jet at Brisbane airport after having spent a week relaxing on Hamilton Island.
...Australia, on Friday ... All, it is believed, on private jets ... But the band's choice of flying to the Aussie cities for only two concert sparked backlash - after they pledged to make their tour 'more sustainable' (pictured jet detour map of Coldplay to play two gigs in Australia).
The same is said for people who fly via private jet, or who sit in first class when on a commercial flight ... 'Your life is defined by designer brands, fast cars and private jets,' the quiz reads ... He regularly flies via private jet, and when forced to fly commercial, always buys a first class seat ticket.
However, their decision to add two lucrative dates to the schedule in Perth, Australia, has prompted questions over whether things are always as environmentally friendly as singer Chris Martin and his bandmates like us to believe ... All, it is believed, on private jets.
A photo of Prime MinisterAnthony Albanese alongside American musician Luke Combs has riled up Australians as the pair 'ran into' each other at a private aeroplane hanger ... 'Just a picture of old mate Albo hanging out with an international superstar in a hangar next to a private jet,' one said. 'But don't forget, Australia.
... on a private jet, and got RAF aircraft to fly 330 miles just for a photoshoot. His successor, Liz Truss, also came under fire when she was foreign secretary, after reports surfaced of her flying over to Australia on a private jet at a cost of £500,000 to the British taxpayer.