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.
Pictured ... The purchase comes just days after Nicole was spotted arriving back into Australia via private jet after filming her upcoming movie Being the Ricardos in Los Angeles. Pictured ... Nicole left Sydney back in March, leaving her husband of 15 years, Keith Urban, and their two daughters, Sunday, 12, and Faith, 10, at home in Australia ... .
Nicole Kidman appears to be back in Australia after recently touching down at Sydney Airport on a private jet ... Nicole Kidman is back in Australia after recently touching down at Sydney Airport on a private jet ... Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Nicole's management for comment.
Australia had 114 private jet arrivals in the past year - and 94 of those came from the US. Getty Images/John White Photos Wealthy Americans have been flocking to Australia in private jets over the past year despite closed borders. More than 80% of the private jet arrivals to Australia in the past year came from the US.
The cricketers touched down in Sydney on a private jet at around 7.30am on Monday, May 17, after fleeing the COVID ravaged country for the Maldives... The cricketers touched down on a private jet at around 7.30am on Monday, May 17, after fleeing the COVID ravaged country for the Maldives.
... border closure stop them from taking a trip Down Under, with new flight data showing 113 private jets touched down since April last year ... US actor Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Bozan Barroso (pictured together) are among those who have flown into Australia on a private jet.
Brynne Edelsten was preparing for new reality TV success on SASAustralia when 'blindsided' by drug trafficking charges ... While Greko's marriage to Geoffrey Edelsten lasted only months, she would become worldwide news amid allegations she acted as a prostitute for New York police officers in a romp that occured in a private jet.
The cricketers touched down on a private jet at around 7.30am on Monday, after fleeing the COVID ravaged country for the Maldives... The cricketers, including David Warner, touched down on a private jet at around 7.30am on Monday, after fleeing the COVID ravaged country for the Maldives.
And on Tuesday, Australian actor Joel Edgerton was pictured arriving in Sydney on a private jet from Adelaide in SouthAustralia... Joel Edgerton, 46, showed off his rugged look in a beanie and winter layers as he arrived in Sydney on a private jet from Adelaide on Tuesday.
The return of the virus spurred many wealthy families to flee India, some on private jets, before countries from Australia to the UK started to ban flights from what is now the coronavirus epicentre of the world ... movements who didn’t want to be named discussing private matters.