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When do we expect a racism free Australia? May 31, 2009

Posted by Null in Australia, Ethics, News.
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It’s too un-Australian to bash Indian students just because they don’t have the color or because they can’t speak in an Australian accent. Very recently, I was going through newspaper articles about some of the incidents that happened with international students..which shocked me. I am also shocked that the authorities are silent with this issue. The international students come to this country, they study, pay their tuition fees, pay taxes, and eventually gets a knock from the local Samoan thugs. I am not outrageous about general Australians but we do face many social realities as new citizens or migrants which we never spoke about even though some of those realities are worth mentioning to others. Last month I went to Amsterdam and a local guy asked me whether Australians are too racist or not because they read and hear lots of incidental stories. I really felt a shame that time.

We choose this country because we love this country, it’s weather, liberal lifestyle and multiculturalism. What I believe is Australia is a land of beauty where all citizens regardless of race, color & ethnicity should live with harmony. We should learn how to be tolerant to  cultural diversity.

These days, things have changed.  Australia is now no longer a nation like it was when there was a “White Australia Policy“. In those days, the country’s legitimate owners (Aborigines) were being deprived of their rights other than some benefits.  Then there was the infamous Pauline Hanson and some others. Pauline is neither the immigration minister nor she has the right to speak racist comments since her ancestors were migrants. Lucky Pauline, she was not raised in a different country; otherwise who would have led this low minded and prejudiced one nation party!

I reckon these racial tensions have escalated just because of two reasons. 1) There are some people like the racist and fraud Pauline Hanson who tries to influence the general population; 2) The government or the state is unaware how to handle a multicultural society (try learning from US or UK).

From my little knowledge about the history of Australia, the country can no longer be labeled as a racist country since racism exist more or less everywhere on earth. But the silence from the government authorities in mob attacks represents a lenient approach to diversity. Bruce Haigh’s article can provide more insights about the Rudd government’s governing methodology. If the authorities and the law enforcement bodies do not take necessary actions or steps to eradicate these tensions, it will escalate to a serious peak which may lead towards a low profile Australian image to the world. Tourism, trade realtions, people perception and off course revenue earnings from higher education will be in jeopardy.

Can John Howard get a sex scandal for popularity? June 15, 2007

Posted by Null in Australia, Humor.
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Many of us view our prime minister John Howard as an arrogant political orthodox. But his contribution to our society at large is quite significant. Just think about his big mouth when he tries to make his voice global. No matter whether it is a cricket match or Barack Obama or global warming, he has a voice over that issue. Whether it is necessary or not, he doesn’t care. All he care about is the Australians and thats why he represents us by having his voice in every issues. We love him because the Americans make a jackass out of him; we love him because he had built a strong economy; and we love him because he showed the employers how to trap employees to AWA and sack them.

But why is he loosing his popularity these days? Kevin Rudd is still ahead of him in polls. We don’t want this to happen, right? We love our PM and here is a youtube video that explains us the alternative avenues to bring back his popularity.

V/Line train crash: A tragic state of affairs June 5, 2007

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Its a sad situation in Victoria where a truck hits a car of a V/Line train in Kerang, Victoria. Death tolls have not been totalled yet but it might reach to twenty or more. The crash is considered to be the state’s worst disaster in couple of decades. I reckon the time has now come for the government to clarify what’s going on with the bloody rail services. Why are we the taxpayers, paying so much money for travelling with such inferior quality train safety and staffs? Aren’t we being cheated by the rail system?

Snapshot from Channel 9 news

Read the whole story and updates in Sydney Morning Herald.

Experience Brisbane “The Sleepy Town” May 26, 2007

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Brisbane by day

I haven’t been to Brisbane yet but the TV commercial of Brisbane really attracted me. With the goal of attracting travellers and tourists, this TV commercial is the Queensland Government’s delicate initiative. The title song “Save Tonight” by Eagle Eye Cherry fitted the commerical so perfectly that I felt that the song was produced only for Brisbane. The advertisement is a classy one that demonstrates the town at night. An author of ninemsn travel website described Brisbane as more than just a sleepy town. She mentioned about the friendliness of the people, the islands, rain forests and the sub-tropical environment of the city. I hope I will visit Brisbane when I get some time. If you have classy travel choices in your mind for your holidays, list Brisbane as well. For information on places to visit in Brisbane you can visit a dedicated tourism blog on Brisbane “I love Brisbane“. I am sure I will prove you right. Check out the commerical.