For a re-election to occur government is meant to be seen as burnt out with no new ideas through the use of media. However during the 2013 election, the Liberal Party did not win this election. The Australian Labor Part lost government due to the history of error in the policies he created. The record of government was a large contributor to the results of the 2013
Some Australians felt threatened by the amount of non – Europeans in Australia even though Europeans made up about 98% of the population. There was also a huge surge of nationalism at the time which made people want Australia for what they considered the Australians. The nationalism caused them value a ‘pure’ race of Australians in which there was no room for the migrants who had been living in Australia happily until that point. Many countries were greatly offended after Australia enacted the Immigration Act of 1901 but particularly Japan.
This affirmative action has worked to great effect, creating a more racially-just and diverse society than otherwise would have been the case. “Many view Affirmative Action as an expensive exercise that violates principles of merit of equal opportunity and that, in any event, has not achieved its original goals as enunciated by President Johnson in 1965. Further, there is no agreement or clarity about what, if anything should be put in its place” (Katznelson, n.d). The almost exclusively white-targeted nature of the extensive federal legislation before 1965 has largely been ignored by policy critics, just as it was ignored by Lyndon Johnson.
Indigenous Australians will even have a say in what rights will be granted in the Bill of Rights. Indigenous Australians can expect more protection from the government, and a less-convoluted description of how their land is protected, and will have the safety of knowing that any injustices against them will be protected by the Australian Government. Overall, it’s obvious that having a Bill of Rights added to the Australian Constitution would be beneficial to the country as a whole. This is shown through the fact that the Bill of Rights would explicitly show Australian citizens the rights they’re entitled to.
So it is no wonder that sport is such an important part of Australian history and culture. Not only does it unite Australia as a nation, but it has also built strong links and relationships globally, all in the interest of competing to do ones country
The Australian Refugee Policy should be abolished due to the inhumane treatment in the offshore detention centers and the unfairness in resettlement. The current Refugee Policy in Australia is unfair when it comes to who is chosen to resettle in Australia. Several politicians have fears that these asylum seekers show a threat to Australia and its borders. However, many people think that social media has just been making it worse and are fanning the flames.
The reforms were eventually dropped even though 70-75% of Australian were in favour of them (Smith, 2014). This suggests that complete deregulation of donations will result in policies that reflect what corporations want, not what individual voters
Approaching the end of the 1915, Australian experienced a leadership change. The prime minister at that time, William Hughes was a support of Conscription. Conscription means a compulsory enlistment for state service, typically into the armed forces ( the army ). However, the majority of people in the Labor Party did not support conscription and therefore caused conflict.
It is because the United States has such a diverse population that its language has evolved to be so different to its European and Australian counterparts. To end that spread of diversity influence would be to homogenize the population. What progress could be wrought of such a sameness in every individual living in a shared space? None. The very notion of stifling ideas and collaboration on a grand scale should terrify anyone who looks toward future progress, and indeed anyone who values the individuality and creativity this country likes to tout as “the American way.”
The Aboriginal people of Australia are still being mistreated over land dispossession and deserve more than what our government has given them. These people are the traditional owners of Australia but do not have access to this land. If they want ownership, they must go through a long and arduous process in which their request for land will likely be denied. Why do we continue to deny them ownership of the land? Our government has gone through a series of half measures in an attempt to resolve the rampant dispossession of the land the Aboriginals faced during early colonisation.
Australia has been labelled as the country of mateship, fair-go and tolerance, but the mistreatment of Asylum seekers in Australia denies these values. In our anthem we sing “For those who’ve come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share”. It ironic isn’t it? As when Asylum seekers arrive in Australia we do not offer a hand of mateship instead we use punitive matters such as sending them to mandatory detention, which shows how xenophobia is manifested in Australia (Ariyawansa,
Discrimination is an unseen weapon used by today 's generation. America herself has become extremely prejudice without acknowledging the consequences of her actions. Although America is not deliberately following the ways of her past, her uncanny behavior is only worsening the discrimination she swears to rid have herself of. Consequently speaking America has attempted to rid herself of her past misconceptions, she has mistakenly given her past discriminated victims more rights than everyone else. Living in this beautiful country I have come to realize that our government feels as if they need to make up for our past political parties mistakes.
Some people are of the view that the identity of Australia is increasingly being associated with the Asian culture as more and more Asians immigrate into the country. The viewpoint has caused much controversy in political and economic sectors of Australia, even though the country is quite multicultural, but Asians stand out because their culture and social mannerisms are quite different from others, and tend to be highly exclusive. Asian immigrants are a big topic in Australian identity and culture because their religion, cultures, and social behaviors are entirely different from the rest of the people, and they do not mix with other communities. The Australian identity is, therefore, highly influenced by perceptions, inter-cultural relations,
To be Australian, what is Australian? The Australian identity has changed over the years. From colonisation, to globalisation, from diversity to Superdiversity, Australia has seen its identity change significantly. Van Krieken describes identity as “the constellation of characteristics, such as values and beliefs, which people regard as part of their self but that are derived from social forces.” (Van Krieken, et al. 2014, 478).
Sydney and The Bush The poem “Sydney and The Bush” (2000)by Les Murray talks about the clash between the first two cultures in Australia, the Aborigines and the White Settlers, from an omniscient 3rd person point of view while portraying White Settlers in a negative light, but also mentioning the ‘Australian’ identity using Australian history and the beloved and unique Australian bush. The author makes his intentions clear through the use of poetic devices such as rhythm and repetition, and because each stanza is four lines in total, the form of the poem is Quatrain. This poem describes the clash between the two races using select poetic devices to effectively communicate the author’s point of view and also what it means to be ‘Australian’.