The Guardian 14 December, 2005

A New National Anthem

Australians, you must raise your voice
For you're no longer free.
Our Parliament's become a farce
Stampeded and deceived.
John Howard fears to tell the house
The meaning of his laws.
By his contempt of Parliament
He rivals old Guy Fawkes.
Without respect for due process
He lies and deceives.
His cruel and brutal policies
He's frightened to debate,
The Senators compelled to vote
With crucial text unread.
Atrociously the Speaker helps
Him stifle all dissent.
Not brave enough to fight the case
Outrageously he gags.
Australians you must raise your voice
Defy this enemy!

R Dunlop

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