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.
Australia also fell behind the USA this year as the top exporter of grain-fed beef to China... Deteriorating relations between Beijing and Canberra have hurt supplies from Australia ... Though other plants are still allowed to ship to China, importers say they face long delays.
Persistent labour shortages and rising shipping costs has forced produce grower and exporter T&G Global to lower its full-year profit expectations ...International trading, primarily because of those shipping delays, market access challenges and supply shortages, particularly from Australia and the United States.
So as the consequence the shipping is delayed”. Batiweti says companies now have to look for containers to ship their cargo from China into New Zealand and Australia before transiting into Fiji... ....
At the time, Filipino sailors were recruited for work on Western commercial ships through "coercion or some kind of debt bondage," Salgarolo said, and later found themselves treated like indentured servants. He said some escaped when those ships landed at ports all over the world in places like Australia, South Africa and the United States.
“What’s the best way to store truffles? How long do they last? When is the aroma at its peak? What’s the best way to ship them and to keep the microclimate at the right conditions? They studied this, they got universities involved, and now they do it the right way.” Even better, Australia’s seasons are inverted.
Taylor Jedrzejek ... “When my dad was in high school, he learned to type,” Jeff Shoe said ... He ended up being shipped off to Australia in 1943 while the rest of his platoon (the Army24thInfantry) was sent to the Pacific Theater where they were almost completely wiped out. “So, dad learning how to type pretty much saved his life,” Shoe continued ... 3 ... .
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Australia’s captain was Warwick Windridge Armstrong, known as "The Big >Ship", a fitting moniker given he stood at 1.91 metres tall and weighed 133 kilograms ... These activities were pronounced a "great success" and, after a match against Western Australia, the ship sailed for England and immediately encountered "a fairly rough sea."
Mining giant Rio Tinto is being hit by labour shortages in Australia and has been forced to downgrade its production expectations. The company said that it expects to ship between 320 million and 325 million tonnes of iron ore from its Pilbara operations ... Australia, north of Perth.
From there, it goes to Johannesburg, Doha and then to Indian cities, and is further destined to Australia and other countries ... Earlier reports had suggested that raw poppy would come in containers to India and they would get refined in central Indian mobile laboratories and they would be shipped to Australia and South east Asia.
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