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T-Shirt - 'A Mate is Someone Who Doesn't Want Your Job', 2006 Object Reg. No: HT 23906

Summary:
Unisex ash grey cotton t-shirt with the slogan 'A Mate is someone who doesn't want your job, which is why Howard has no mates (apart from being a complete bogan).' It was distributed by the website "Values Australia" which satirizes the debates surrounding the 2006 decision to introduce a new citizenship test and discussions since then around "Australian values".
Description:
Size M ash grey cotton t-shirt. The message appears on the front only. In red capitals: "A Mate", in smaller black type: "is someone who doesn't want your job", then in smaller blue type: which explains why Howard has no mates (apart from being a complete bogan)"

Below this is a coat of arms of the "Ministry of Mateship". An emu appears on the left, with prison bars with hands gripping the inside bars, diagonally crossed with a red sash. A crown appears above the bars, and to the right is a Red kangaroo lying down, all of this is surrounded by Australian flora. To the right of the coat of arms is a black outlined rectangle. The top half is coloured black and the writing in white is: "Another valued insight from", below in red type is: "valuesaustralia.com"
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 766 mm (Height), 943 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: racism, politicians, nationalism
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Anti-Racism
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Printed, front: "A Mate / is someone who doesn't want your job / which explains why Howard has no mates (apart from being a complete bogan) / Ministry of Mateship / Another values insight from / valuesaustralia.com"
Distributor: valuesaustralia.com, Australia, 2006
Place & Date Used: Australia, 2006
References: http://valuesaustralia.com/

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