The Australian National Anthem

The Australian National Anthem

Postby Stooo » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:05 pm

THOUSANDS of schoolchildren are being forced to sing an alternate version of the Australian national anthem that installs "Christ" as the country's head of state and removes any reference to the Southern Cross.

In a move that outraged parents' groups have labelled "disrespectful", some 50 Christian schools of mixed denominations have replaced the second verse of Advance Australia Fair with the lyrics, which begin, "With Christ our head and cornerstone, we'll build our nation's might", for school assembly renditions.

The contentious version was penned 23 years ago by Sri Lankan immigrant Ruth Ponniah, 75, who now lives in Sydney, as part of her local church's bicentennial celebrations and is now sung in schools including the Penrith Christian School, St George Christian School, Westmead Christian Grammar School and Bethel Christian School in Mt Druitt.


http://www.news.com.au/national/schools ... z1ZeXLpzyV

Why do they think that they have the right to do this?
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Re: The Australian National Anthem

Postby Guest » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:59 pm

Stooo wrote:
THOUSANDS of schoolchildren are being forced to sing an alternate version of the Australian national anthem that installs "Christ" as the country's head of state and removes any reference to the Southern Cross.

In a move that outraged parents' groups have labelled "disrespectful", some 50 Christian schools of mixed denominations have replaced the second verse of Advance Australia Fair with the lyrics, which begin, "With Christ our head and cornerstone, we'll build our nation's might", for school assembly renditions.

The contentious version was penned 23 years ago by Sri Lankan immigrant Ruth Ponniah, 75, who now lives in Sydney, as part of her local church's bicentennial celebrations and is now sung in schools including the Penrith Christian School, St George Christian School, Westmead Christian Grammar School and Bethel Christian School in Mt Druitt.


http://www.news.com.au/national/schools ... z1ZeXLpzyV

Why do they think that they have the right to do this?


god told them

yes that mute deaf dumb and blind one
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Re: The Australian National Anthem

Postby KeithTas » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:52 am

Even though I think the Australian national anthem is crap they should sing it how it was writ or not at all. Who uses the word girt anyway. There is a brilliant version of Advance Australia Fair sung to the Jimmy Barnes hit "Working Class Man", it's hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vde8Ag-4qXc&feature=related

Sorry I could not embed the video properly you will have to do it the hard way.
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Re: The Australian National Anthem

Postby Big Fat Frosty » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:00 am

they should change it to the theme tune from skippy......
and have done wiv it
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Re: The Australian National Anthem

Postby KeithTas » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:27 pm

Another go at it.

[youtube]Vde8Ag-4qXc[/youtube]
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Re: The Australian National Anthem

Postby KeithTas » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:29 pm

OK what Am I doing wrong then. How can I get a youtube video to show up in a post?
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Re: The Australian National Anthem

Postby Northern » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:29 pm

KeithTas wrote:Even though I think the Australian national anthem is crap they should sing it how it was writ or not at all. Who uses the word girt anyway. There is a brilliant version of Advance Australia Fair sung to the Jimmy Barnes hit "Working Class Man", it's hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vde8Ag-4qXc&feature=related

Sorry I could not embed the video properly you will have to do it the hard way.


click youtube tab above reply space then put url in between them
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Re: The Australian National Anthem

Postby Northern » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:30 pm

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Re: The Australian National Anthem

Postby Big Fat Frosty » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:31 pm

on the utube page copy everything in your windows internet browser address bar
not under the addy under the vid
and insert tween the dogs site youtube script
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Re: The Australian National Anthem

Postby KeithTas » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:31 pm

Northern wrote:
KeithTas wrote:Even though I think the Australian national anthem is crap they should sing it how it was writ or not at all. Who uses the word girt anyway. There is a brilliant version of Advance Australia Fair sung to the Jimmy Barnes hit "Working Class Man", it's hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vde8Ag-4qXc&feature=related

Sorry I could not embed the video properly you will have to do it the hard way.


click youtube tab above reply space then put url in between them

The whole url? I tried that but it did not work.
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Re: The Australian National Anthem

Postby Big Fat Frosty » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:33 pm

thats the url
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vde8Ag-4 ... re=related
now pres youtube on the dogs reply menu and post it inbetween
the [youtube] here [/youtube]
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Re: The Australian National Anthem

Postby Northern » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:34 pm

KeithTas wrote:
Northern wrote:
KeithTas wrote:Even though I think the Australian national anthem is crap they should sing it how it was writ or not at all. Who uses the word girt anyway. There is a brilliant version of Advance Australia Fair sung to the Jimmy Barnes hit "Working Class Man", it's hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vde8Ag-4qXc&feature=related

Sorry I could not embed the video properly you will have to do it the hard way.


click youtube tab above reply space then put url in between them

The whole url? I tried that but it did not work.


You did not put it in between the [youtube][/youtube] tabs
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Re: The Australian National Anthem

Postby KeithTas » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:35 pm

What's a fucking addy?



Got it now
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Re: The Australian National Anthem

Postby Big Fat Frosty » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:37 pm



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Re: The Australian National Anthem

Postby canucks » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:12 pm

They should have had "waltzing Matilda" as the anthem. :bell: At least everybody knew the words. :hap: :hap: :twirl: :Hiya: :laughing:
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