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10 years on, are we’re still at 77% ? | The Herd

The Herd “77%” from ‘An Elefant Never Forgets
[Warning – video contains bad language, and a lot of truth]

“77%” was a prominent song that featured the line: “77% of Aussies are racist”; the lyric was in reference to Australians survey results in response to the Australian Federal Government‘s response to the Tampa affair.

Burn Down the Parliament, which was to be interpreted metaphorically, was released in the same week as the Canberra bushfires of 2003.

“77%” scored well on the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2003, coming in at #46, and, as of October 2004, the album had remained in the Australian alternative charts for over 80 weeks.

It’s been 10 years and the message is still the same, the country is still the same, and the same media and radio shock jocks still dominate our society. We really do need a shake up.

About Darin Sullivan (1968 Articles)
President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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