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THE 1990s

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

Reflexions about an awful decade in Australia. Note: “Bludgers” is an Aussie word invented by former Aussie Prime Minister Malcom Fraser as a means of tormenting the unemployed and people on welfare. "Stagflation" is when inflation & unemployment are both high.

Poetry | Updated Dec 27, 2010 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: 1990s,Poetry,Verse,Poverty,Australian,Fascism,Unemployment

THE MOURNING SONG

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

About the horrors of being poor in a fascist country like Australia. Written c.1980, but nothing has improved in the 30 years since then.

Poetry | Updated Dec 27, 2010 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Poetry,Verse,Poverty,Working,Classes,Australian,Fascism,Corrupt,Politicians,Canberra

Manifesto On How To Fix The Australian Court System

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

This manifesto was written over many years and looks at ways to make Australia's faltering court system actually work!

Miscellaneous | Updated Dec 26, 2010 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Non-fiction,Courts,Australia,Justice,Australian,Court,System,Democracy

MODEL FOR A DEMOCRATIC AUSTRALIAN REPUBLIC

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

In 1999 Australia had a referendum to become a republic. The referendum failed because we were offered an undemocratic model. At that time I wrote this democratic model, which I have recently revised.

Essay | Updated Dec 24, 2010 | Reads: 4 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Australian,Republic,Democracy,Fascism,Liberal,Party,Labor

whatagirlwants

Never Forget Today

By Whatagirlwants  (booksie.com)

Libby is a Defence Force kid. All the guys in her family have served the ADF (Australian Defence Force.) she was always set on becoming an ADF wife just like the rest of her family, but when her father is in Afghanistan, he is injured by a roadside bomb and life is never the same again. How is...

Novel | Updated Sep 30, 2010 | Reads: 4 | Comments: 4 | Likes: 4
Tags: Adf,Australian,Defence,Force,Recruits,Family,Corps,Dad,Brother,Mum,Army,Love,Life,Death,Deployment.

A Humanist Utopia

By Respirimusica  (booksie.com)

An experimental piece, The world is ruled by a one global government founded on the ideas of Humanism, the story follows young Kaylan and Eva as they encounter life n this new world of the future. Kaylan is expected to join the ruling society, as Eva fights for woman to join.

Book | Updated Mar 13, 2010 | Reads: 2 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 2
Tags: Man,Follows,Meaningless,Trails,Through,A,Dark,Forest,Tearfully,Scorning,Those,Who,Have,Come,Before,Him,And,Will,After

122333mexicanpeanut122333

My Review Of Charlie And Boots

By 122333mexicanpeanut122333  (booksie.com)

My review of Charlie and Boots, starring Paul Hogan, Shane Jacobson and Morgan Griffin.

Article | Updated Sep 29, 2009 | Reads: 2 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
Tags: Charlie,And,Boots,Movie,Movies,Film,Films,Review,Paul,Hogan,Shane,Jacobson,Morgan,Griffin,Australian,Australia

Exchanged Love

By Demi  (booksie.com)

The scent of biscuits drifted in once again and kalina smiled. Suddenly a loud sound interupted her. a sound she would never forget as long as she lived. that noise had brought her to the person she loved most and took away another. she turned to the road and stared at the Harley slowly making...

Novel | Updated Jun 21, 2009 | Reads: 11 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 2
Tags: Kidnap,Journey,Hurt,Sorrow,Friendship,Love,Adventure,Life,Australian

seany

The Great Footy Match 1, 2008!

By Seany  (booksie.com)

The Fremantle Dockers are playing against the Western Bulldogs in the 2008 Australian Football League Grand Final. The Fremantle Dockers are looking to win their first premiership ever? Or can the Bulldogs stop them? Find out! This is not the real 2008 Premiership but the others is certainly...

Novel | Updated Apr 18, 2009 | Reads: 2 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
Tags: Football,Athletic,Exciting,Jumpy,Footy,Australian,League,Teams,Fun,Fremantle,Bulldogs,Dockers

jessieleigh24

White Roses (Title May Change)

By Jessieleigh24  (booksie.com)

Jessie-Leigh is only 19 years old, and ready to leave her life in melbourne behind. Eager for a new beginning, she heads off for university in small country town Albury, a place she has always loved. But what changes to make her unsure about her new life?

Novel | Updated Apr 5, 2009 | Reads: 1 | Comments: 3 | Likes: 33
Tags: Romance,Love,Death,Friendship,Family,Jessieleigh24,Australian

NO MISTAKING MUGS FOR LOVE

By Jabila  (booksie.com)

ANDREA MEETS HOWARD, the TRUCK DRIVER from TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia. Howard a truck driver commissions her services as one superb lady of the night but then asks her to contact him as he wishes to confide something in her. This after her refusal to join him in his over-cab for a...

Short Story | Updated Mar 31, 2009 | Reads: 2 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 2
Tags: Australian,Truck,Drivers,Semi,Trailers,Road,Trains,Townsville,Writing,Short,Stories,Mugs,Sex,Romance,Aussie,Bush

My Dead Idol

By The Hoff  (booksie.com)

Its the near future. Australian Idol Top 10. Brian Reilly thinks he can have fun in a competition like this...where he can sing away and have fun doing it. But he's not safe in the competition...none of them are. There is a killer on the loose, whose personal desire is to murder every single...

Novel | Updated Mar 14, 2009 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Murder,Death,Killing,Singing,Australian,Idol

manyfacets

It's Just Horrific

By Manyfacets  (booksie.com)

This poem is dedicated to our Australian friends

Poetry | Updated Feb 22, 2009 | Reads: 4 | Comments: 14 | Likes: 19
Tags: Australia,Bush,Fires,2008,Tribute,To,Australian,People,Suffer,Sad,Poetry,Rhyme Horrific,Burn,Wind,Manyfacets,Canada

dylanjh

Watzing A Murderer

By Dylanjh  (booksie.com)

My original parody of the Australian classic poem "Waltzing Matilda".

Poetry | Updated Dec 22, 2008 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
Tags: Waltzing,Matilda,Humour,Funny,Parody,Australian,Poem,Poetry,Awesome

dylanjh

Wlatzing A Murderer The Second

By Dylanjh  (booksie.com)

The second parody I have written for the Australian classic "Waltzing Matilda". It follows the story of a conman who ran out of luck.

Poetry | Updated Sep 17, 2008 | Reads: 3 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
Tags: Comedy,Parody,Funny,Humour,Australian,Murderer,Waltzing,Matilda,Joke


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