I started my day yesterday, by checking my Twitch channel…and I saw a “Melbourne Live” new feed…I went and had a look at it. Rioters in Australia, were streaming live their latest riot. (I refuse to call them protestors after what they did to a War Memorial Shrine). Good news was though, there didn’t seem to be that many people gathering at the set time…AND there were more people getting vaccines than there were rioters.
It’s freaking embarrassing to be a Australian right now with out current Liberal Australian Government. It’s like they want to make Australia like America … Who in hell voted for these American wannabes? Saying that I don’t want them to resign, I want them to be voted out in a landslide vote =D
I would love to know, how anyone could “love and admire” anyone whose so clearly trying to divide a nation. Not over anything little, literally over people’s lives. Trump Supporters do it, Johnson and Morrison do it, Leigh Sales does it. How do you love and admire that? #COVID
I want to change this post a little this week. Over this week, I was listening to some songs that make me nostalgic for how I think my country used to be, and how it should be.
Music is a different form of communication, it can make us feel so many different ways. It can invoke emotions that we sometimes forget are there. What I am going to do this week, is post five songs that make me “sappy” for my country, Australia. When I hear these songs, it reminds me that there is something beautiful still in my country.
I would LOVE for you all to either pingback five songs of your own, that represent your country to you. Doesn’t matter why. If you don’t want to do a whole post, then please post in the comments, the songs you think represent your country to you. If it’s your country’s anthem, go for it!
When I was in America, I sometimes would listen to this one song on repeat:
Christine Anu My Island Home – Uploaded by: muzicanoz
I mean, everyone and anyone whose anyone, thinks this should be Australia’s National Anthem:
I still call Australia home- Peter Allen – Uploaded by: Tassie TV
You are very much missed Peter Allen ❤ ❤ ❤
This one, speaks a lot about what’s wrong with Australia. Especially with the treatment of Australian Aboriginal People. You can’t have the good without the bad. On a funnier side, this is the video that made a lot of men scared of Peter Garrett, because of his dancing, haha.
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning Uploaded by: Midnight Oil
Seriously, is there anything better than indigenous (of any culture) music?
Do you have any IDEA how hard it is, to pick just 5 songs? lol … I do HAVE to include “the voice” though, lol
John Farnham – You’re the Voice (Official Video) Uploaded by:
Extremely honorable mentions:
Not expected mentions:
Look … I know AC/DC, Kylie Minogue, INXS, etc. Are Australian bands/singers, do they have songs that make me think “Australia”. That’s fine. This isn’t a list of what Australian bands and singers are my favourite. These are a list of songs, that make me think Australia and make me love Australia. Not sorry, but Kylie Minogue doesn’t have one, lol.
Was the weirdest Census, I think that Australia has ever had!
I swear in 99 years they’re going to go, what happened in 2021? It was like it was from some other decade, like the 1950’s. I felt like there was no representation of modern day. There was no questions about LGBTQIA. It was all about are you married, have you had babies, how many hours of unpaid domestic work did you do? lol. I was expecting one question about COVID. I mean that seems pretty relevant. I felt like I was supposed to be putting a apron on at the end.
It was SO weird, even though it’s been recent that gay people can marry. They didn’t have a question if you consider yourself heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian, bi. They did ask if you’re married though. So, although the LGBTQIA can say they’re married, it’s not REALLY a true representation of the married world.
Too top it off, there was not a single question about COVID. There was a question about a medically diagnosed long term health condition. Nothing about were you exposed, did you have COVID. Having COVID isn’t a “dirty” thing to have. Just something, you know? Did you lose your job during COVID? Were you on a special Government payment.
It’s a global pandemic, and there’s nothing that reflects it. Like nothing is going on, lol
So I had a funny comment the other day, and it made me really laugh, with them saying at the end “You probably wont publish this, but I’m aiming it at you”
Why wouldn’t I publish proof of cult thinking Australia? Proving my points? Haha…Long Post incoming…I will also just say that I don’t write a lot about Australian politics, mainly because most of my readers, are from overseas. So, for myself, I don’t think my readers would have much interest. Also from 6pm last night, my state has gone into a week long lockdown.
So I’m going to write about a few points of why our current Prime Minister has the nicknames Scummo and Slomo.
1* Now, when the vaccines first came out. Scott Morrison said that we were right near the front of the queue to get the vaccines. Turns out, that wasn’t true. Not even close, not even half, lol. There has been such anger about it, because not even our first line responders are covered yet. And considering that our aged sector (which is a Federal Government responsibility) was hit really hard during COVID, you’d think there’d be more vaccinee rollouts … Nope …
Major Australian aged care provider reveals just 15% of staff vaccinated as sector demands changes to rollout – The Guardian, Christopher Knaus: Thu 8th July, 2021.
In fact, if you read that article, there is a little bit about the Private Schools getting the vaccines over aged care facilities. Mainly in NSW.
“On the first part, despite assertions last year by the prime minister Scott Morrison that we were “front of the queue”, we have lagged well behind other nations. Most European countries began vaccinations just after Christmas, and the UK and US got going a bit earlier. Australia’s rollout only began on 22 February. “
And in fact, a previous Prime Minister of Australia, has done more to help with vacciness.
2. Now you might recognize the name Kevin Rudd…He’s our former PM, who ended up creating the biggest online signed petition in Australia’s History. The petition? Seeking a royal commission into Murdoch media. Which gained over 500,000 signatures.
3. One of the biggest reasons that Scott Morrison is called “SloMo” has not only got to do with the VERY slow rollout of the vaccines, which probably would have helped NSW, and in turn, the rest of Australia. Our Prime Minister has a tendency to “run away” when major things happen. When, as his first term as PM, we had a major bush fire, he took off to Hawaii. When Australian’s weren’t allowed to travel, he was travelling to interstate and international sports events.
4. One of the things that I found funny about this comment, was when I was told Scott Morrisons religions was his own personal business. Which is correct, except that Scummo KEEPS making HIS Religion part of his “leadership”.
“On Friday, March 13, the Prime Minister announced a ban on gatherings of 500 people, however the ban would not actually start until Monday. No reason was explicitly given for the delay between the announcement and the commencement of the ban, but Hillsong’s Colour Conference in Sydney’s North East was attended by over 3000 people on Saturday, March14th. As the crisis has continued to escalate the government has been forced to take stricter measures in regards to lockdowns. The NSW Police have been granted extra powers to enforce a mandatory lockdown where people can no longer leave the house for non-essential reasons. These restrictions are set to be lifted on July 1, which is conveniently one week before Hillsong’s next scheduled mega conference to be held at Qudos Bank Arena over 4 days. [Personal note: The conference is ironically titled ‘Breathe Again’ whilst we’re in the middle of an epidemic that attacks the respiratory system.]”Hillsong Gets Away Scott Free – Elle Black: Medium
But there’s even better news for the Prime Minister if his tax cut package gets the Senate’s approval.
Mr Morrison stands to double his money and secure an $11,000-a-year tax cut in 2024 if he’s still in the top job.
The independent remuneration tribunal announced a 2 per cent increase to all MPs’ pay on Thursday.
The Prime Minister has secured three pay rises in just a year, taking his annual salary to $549,229 annually.
Note* Over the past decade, there usually has been 60 to 70 sitting days in non-election years, dropping to around 50sitting days in election years. However, 2019 will earn the dubious distinction of having the lowest number of sitting days in that period, with 35 of its 45 sitting days occurring after the May election. Again … The Prime Minister has secured three pay rises in just a year, taking his annual salary to $549,229 annually.
6...I am just going to write a list here of things that you can all look up, if you so choose: Robodebt Ruby Princess. Sports Rort Christian Porter Brittany Higgins
7. I can’t even begin to explain to you all how badly the Prime Minister and Federal Government have attacked the Victorian People. Compared to NSW. Now NSW pretty much got the whole ball rolling with COVID in Australia, re the Ruby Princess. Including Federal Minister Spud Head Peter Dutton. Our current PM kept calling NSW the “Gold Star Standard” for COVID … Due to the slow response from the NSW state leader … and now this ….
I can’t begin to stress, Australia did well (not so much NSW) because of our state leaders and the Australian people. Not because of our Prime Minister, or our Federal Government. They made the Australian people’s (especially Victorians) mental health worse, NOT better. We survived this (not so much NSW), because of US. Like, the Australian people have to survive this current Prime Ministers “term”. We did it, because of AUSTRALIANS. … Somehow, lol
Not once, has the Federal Government ever apologised for it’s failures resulting in deaths (COVID Aged Care deaths and Robodebt Suicides). They’ve never actually apologised for anything, when it comes down to it. Are they trying to tell us that they are perfect and never do anything wrong?
So, dear A Wondering Minstrel I am not only going to reply to you (which I did) but I am also going to publish your comment, on here as well. So everyone can see it…Happy =D What exactly are you doing?
As for Dan Andrews “lying”, he didn’t lie. He didn’t know. That’s not the same thing.
On Monday Mr Eccles was asked if he had passed it on to Mr Andrews. “I’m not saying that I didn’t. I’m saying that I’m not aware that I did or I didn’t,” he said.
At LEAST Dan Andrews can acknowledge problems, but also APOLIGISE‘S for them. You need to be able to prove that he knew, it’s no good saying he was given message’s THROUGH other people. As that means he was lying. Did Andrews reply to anyone?
Do you even care about what actually started COVID in Australia? Don’t you *think* that should be looked into as well? It’s “funny” how you’re all “Dan Andrews lied once”, but just ignore the Federals Government not only lack of responsibility for ANYTHING, but not apoligise and no inquiries either, the lying. Is that because Morrison will just run away again?
When you honestly look at that list, do you actually think Andrews “lying” is really the worst that anyone in our current Government is doing? Too even get into as well: Robodebt Ruby Princess. Sports Rort Christian Porter Brittany Higgins
As well as the disrespect that Morrison has to shown to WOMEN in Parliament. Honestly, I could keep writing all week with what Morrison does.
Like, really…I can tell that you don’t know what you’re doing. I have no idea what you even mean by “racism” I suspect that’s just a buzzword you like to throw out, lol
In short, if you don’t want to be embarrassed with your own stupidity. Don’t challenge me to not post your comments, Murdoch Sheeps…I totally will, and I will embarrassed you with the facts.
I hear so much about Trump and Boris Johnson, I’m gonna talk about our current “part-time” Prime Minister Scott Morrison. I thought I’d give a little description of who we have in “charge”. Although you probably think he’s not as bad as Trump, he is. It’s just that in Australia, we’re not so much “Individual Freedom”. We’re more “Freedom for All”.
The first big one, although, there are several big ones. Is he’s decision to not only ban Australians from coming from India to Australia, but if they come back they can be jailed or fined…or both! A lot of “Human Rights” organisation are calling the move illegal, which I can’t see how no one could see it as anything else? Our PM and a lot of “leaders” in the Government are VERY against immigration. Every time time around election time, there’s suddenly a influx of “dangerous” immigrants.
Too go on from there, Morrison promised to have ALL Australians home by Christmas, it’s May, and not only has he not kept that promise, but now he’s literally banning Australians from returning.
Then again, when it comes to our Federal Government and Immigration, this isn’t really that shocking. Home to Bilo
It’s also election year, next year, so Peter Dutton (or mister evil potato head) is now making sure he whips the Far Right into a Immigration Fear frenzy…Sound like anyone you all know?
Scott Morrison and his “Faith” are hugely unpopular with the majority of middle class and kind people. Morrison attends Hillsong…Nuff said really, lol. I’m going to post a few links, just from the last month alone.
Like many male leaders, Scott Morrison handled it VERY badly. He has been really attacking the Melbourne or Victoria Premier Dan Andrews. Probably something to do with the fact that everyone likes Andrews, and he was fundamental of getting his city out of a lot of strife. Dan Andrews is just a nice guy, and part of Labor, whereas Morrison is Liberal.
However, apart from that Aged Care is a Federal Government charge operation in Australia. Which ever Government is in charge at the time (so Morrisons Government) they are to take care of the Aged Care. Which in Australia, was the worst hit section during COVID. Not only does Morrison take no responsibility and did nothing to help (other than to try and divide Australians by trying to lay it all at Dan Andrews feet) He has no problem taking credit for Australia doing as well, even though he did little to help. He really spent a lot of time trying to divide us.
The only good thing that our Federal Government did was to give out extra “Welfare” or “Social Services”, but even that they stuffed up. I think in the end when they start to decrease it again, it was discovered that they could have given more than half of what they originally were giving out.
Like many leaders, when it comes to the vaccinations his stuffed that up too.
At the beginning of last year, Australia was hit with one of it’s worse bush fires Australia has seen in a while. Our “part-time” Prime Minister ran off to Hawaii. He kept claiming “Well, he couldn’t hold a hose”. Not the point really.
He has routinely attacked people on welfare “social services” Yet, what he claims to be lazy, is actually what he has been doing. When he first became PM, he gave himself a pay rise in the first few months. Out of the 6 months into his first election, he had only worked a total of 10 days. By his own standards, he called himself lazy and most definitely should not have given himself a pay raise.
Last year Bettina Ardnt won “Australian of the Year – For helping with men’s community service”. In other words, she was a rapist apologist. Despite the backlash, the Government and the Governor General didn’t look into it and ignored the mjaoirty of Australians. This year a sexual assaults victim won Australian of the Year, overall. So, of course, the Government, despite the outrage are looking into if she qualifies -.- Grace Tame is the ONLY reason why Australians thought there was some esteem in the “Australian of the Year” Awards … Think OBE’s, Lords and Ladies.
I could go on, but I don’t want to depress you. The GOOD thing is, is that thanks to the STATE LEADERS, even the ones I don’t like, Australia has done really well with COVID.
Thanks to States like Victoria and Queensland, they have BANNED conversion therapy.
I don’t know how, but somehow in Australia, it might even be to do with the distance. But, we are doing reasonably well. I was even surprised that QLD banned conversion therapy, because I would say that QLD have a lot of Ted Cruz’s and Gavin Williamson. Very bad people, but even they are starting to lose their grip of their seats. Problem is, people keep on voting back Mr Evil Potato Head.
I guess it’s like Trump and Johnson, when you actually start to list everything they’ve done to harm people and their countries. You realise just how bad they really are. Take for example, Brittany Higgins. The “grown up” who was in charge of looking after Brittany, not only didn’t do anything for Brittany, but called her a “lying cow” Is now Australia’s Minister for Women. She is also a Liberal (Morrisons Government). Also, like Trump and Johnson, Morrison also puts inappropriate friends in top positions.
Do any of you celebrate Christmas in July? It’s becoming a big thing over here. I think because it actually is Winter and cold in Australia during July. So it’s a bit more appealing, than the usual hot summers we have in Australia.
I decided to wait a while until I wrote something about this, because what happened was shocking and something that I don’t believe even Trump has done…yet. I could not believe that Australia did it. But I wanted to wait and get as many facts as I could before I made a decision about how I truly felt about the situation.
I don’t know how many people that read my Blog follow Australia news,at all. But the last couple of weeks have been HUGE in terms of Freedom of the Press in Australia. AFP stands for the Australian Federal Police, so they are the big “kahunas”. The last couple of weeks they have been raiding journalist homes and just as frighteningly the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Centre). The ABC in Australia is kind of the opposite of cable tv, it’s mainly government funded. There are also a lot more Australian programs on it, unlike a lot of the, I guess you’d call them “mainstream media” channels.
What the raids were supposedly about, was an article over a year ago that was release on the ABC channels via a show called “The Insiders”. The shows was about the war in Afghan. Now the AFP say that they told the ABC they wanted to search through email systems in relation to the people mentioned in the search warrant and were searching “data holdings” between April 2016 and July 2017.
Now this came about a week or two after our elections. Both the Prime Minister and Peter Dutton have said that they did not this was about to happen, but considering the Prime Minister already has a nickname “Liar from the Shire” not to many people believe either of them. Scott Morrison at this point hasn’t even been Prime Minister for even a year yet. It’s either less than a year or there about. I forget to mention he’s given himself a pay raise already.
It does terrify me, this more than anything. Mainly because Trump hasn’t even done this…yet. I think he’d like too, but he hasn’t. Someone in the Government had to have instructed them to do so. The ABC are a pretty reputable company with all the checks. They would have never have release personal information, not only that. The ABC HAVE to do checks and balances, because they are Government funded. They can’t just do a story. They are probably the most informative channel as well though. They have less biased and alt-right figures on their show. They did not, for example, have Hanson, Latham or Anning on any of their shows they day after the Christchurch attacks.
One good thing to have come out of it is that all stations, competing or not, have condemned this.
Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. Held on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served in the Gallipoli Campaign, their first engagement in the Great War(1914–1918).
This year people are getting upset because there is a band…you may or you may not have heard of them…Birds of Tokyo. Birds of Tokyo is an Australian alternative rock band from Perth, Western Australia. Every year in the AFL (the Australian Football League) usually an Australian band will play at a “special” ANZAC football game. There’s nothing really different about it, other than the Australian band. I don’t know exactly WHY people are upset, other than they don’t think the band is Australian enough, or something? Either way the irony is people are complaining because you don’t celebrate war, you don’t celebrate the invasion of countries.
Except for Australia and it’s Indigenous people, apparently?
I don’t actually understand the “upset” at all too be completely honest. When I first saw it, I thought maybe a band had never performed at an ANZAC Day football game before…Nope, there’s always some kind of Australian band or a group of Australian performers who play before? So I actually don’t understand the problem. Other than Birds of Tokyo is not “Australian” enough or something, to footy fans anyway.
If Anzac Day is supposed to be commemorative, reflection, why don’t get more people get upset at the AFL playing at all? Crowds are quiet the whole game? They don’t cheer, get drunk and boo? Bands haven’t played before? Birds of Tokyo not ‘Australian’ enough for footy? I truly do not understand.