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.
The cattle-farming family of a 'hard man' in Australia's World War II political leadership have reaped more than $100million with the sale of the huge property he bought in retirement ... His farm produced merino wool, before he switched to focusing on breeding Hereford and Angus cattle.
Pic credit. @DaisyKelliher/Instagram ... “Alli Dore’s in Australia, and she was like, ‘My parents said they can come to their farm if you need some support, and you can stay here with us, and they’ll be the grandparents!'” ... It turns out Hannah doesn’t live too far from Dani in Australia ... Her daughter is so gorgeous ... .
George Flavel to his farm on Clatsop Plains (who) has great hopes for the future of his new venture." ... They will doubtless thrive on his tide land farm, as they are from Holland, which is in some respects similar to their new home." ... However this is the first mention the Ear has seen of his owning a farm, or of raising cattle.
Takeover talks. John Laing has financed projects such as wind and solar farms, roads in Colombia, a huge sports stadium in WesternAustralia and a New Zealand prison (file picture). It has financed projects such as wind and solar farms, roads in Colombia, a huge sports stadium in Western Australia and a New Zealand prison to name but a few ...Share ... .
Ancient myths recognized how important controlling fire was to humanity, making us a threat to the gods ... “Firestick farming” transformed the landscape of Australia and North America, creating environments better suited to hunting and reducing the chance of devastatingly large conflagrations ... ImageCredit. Jessia Thompson ... .
An Australian company has plans for developing offshore and floating wind farms in Australia and New Zealand. Oceanex Energy is pushing the ambitious plans and is looking at developing offshore farms producing three gigawatts of power in New Zealand and nine gigawatts in Australia.
The California desert will welcome another massive solar power farm to its sandy, and sunny, land ... In other parts of the world, some of the largest solar farms can be found in Australia with the Australia-ASEAN PowerLink project that should be able to power 20 percent of Singapore's needs.
The findings, published in the journal GlobalChangeBiology, are particularly concerning as more than 40 of Australia's 243 frog species are already threatened with extinction ... In Australia, cities and agriculture already account for more than half of the country's land use ... Examples of Australia's least tolerant frog species.
, the flavor-first vertical farming company with a mission to improve the lives of people, plants, and the planet, today announced it has been named a finalist and Honoree in two separate categories for Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards ...Plenty is currently building the world's highest-output, vertical, indoor farm in Compton, California.