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The True Australian: Of Ethnic Pride and Nationalistic Identity

The True Australian: Of Ethnic Pride and Nationalistic Identity

According to World Fact Books of Statistics, the ethnic groups in Australia is approximately 92% Australian and Caucasian, 7% Asian, 1% Aboriginal and others. 1,109 more words

Triple J may move Hottest 100

Reports emerged this week that Aussie radio heavyweight Triple J was in ‘serious talks’ about the possibility of moving the Hottest 100 countdown from Australia Day. 221 more words


From fireworks to countdowns: what should Australia Day be?

FIREWORKS and music countdowns have created quite a buzz in the past two weeks.

I am of course referring to the City of Fremantle’s decision not to stage its regular Australia Day fireworks display, as well as the dull roar surrounding the idea of shifting the Triple J Hottest 100 from its revered date of January 26. 467 more words


The Quenda Files: Fireworks and Racism


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Troy and Roland ramble on about yesterday’s news including the Fremantle firework ban, systemic racism, staff strikes and fossil fuel divestment. 242 more words


Cockburn staff in step with Freo over Fireworks: expensive and offensive

A REPORT by Cockburn council has backed Fremantle’s decision not to have fireworks on Australia Day, finding it too expensive and unsupported by Noongars.

Councillors are set to vote this Thursday on whether to take over the event, which its northern neighbour cancelled last week amidst a storm of controversy and headlines across the nation. 286 more words



It looks like Fremantle will have fireworks on Australia Day after all with Mayor Brad Pettitt telling the Fremantle Herald that he would not oppose fireworks organised by the Fishing Boat Harbour Traders. 199 more words

Western Australia

Concert virgins and acoustic guitars..

I was sixteen; says it all really. I became a dark, bitter, angry brat; a lot of it was justified, the other bits because it’s how you’re meant to be at that age. 381 more words