As you can see, changing the Australian flag isn 't the best option for our county. By changing the flag, it would become confusing for people to recognise it because the current flag is all we know. It would be very expensive, and that money could be used on better things. And finally, by changing the flag we would be disrespectful to those who have fought under it so that our nation is what it is today. As the Sydney Morning Herald states, "A flag is meant to be a symbol that endures even as the nation changes.
However the rise of multiculturalism has forced the assimilations of many different cultures. Through multiculturalism countries like Australia have been able to demonstrate a high level of social inclusion. Other countries like the US have shown a low level of social inclusion. This is because of a paradigm set which oppresses certain ethnic groups. Migrant and minority ethnic groups often encounter many challenges many challenges when moving to a new country.
Analyse the impact on Aboriginal peoples human rights from government strategies implemented in both the 20th century and today Throughout Australia’s precious history, there has always been illogical discrimination against Aboriginals which continue to affect them both physically and emotionally. The modern, Australian Government, has attempted to address the perpetual inequality and curb the continual discrimination against Indigenous people by implementing various programs and policies. During the 20 th century, the Australian government formed policies and programs to direct the lifestyle of Indigenous people as non-indigenous people discriminated them as ‘unintelligent beings and uncivilised’. But recently in the early 21 st century,
Pity about the Opposition speech."  This quote puts emphasis on how people viewed the prime minister’s speech. This speech meant a lot to the indigenous people, it was the first step of reconciliation. It had a huge emotional response from the nation as people still today are suffering from the actions of the white Australians. Therefore the aboriginal protection act had catastrophic effects on aboriginal families and communities, this then lead to the stolen
The Reintroduction of the Death Penalty into Australia The death penalty and capital punishment are a controversial issue all around the world. Many countries have abolished such punishments, including Australia, but there is still debate on whether the death penalty should be reinstated in Australia. The death penalty is a form of final punishment that is needed in the society we are in today. There are many reasons behind why this form of punishment should be reinstated such as the overcrowding of prisons, the benefits of that come from executions and the way prisoners are treated in Australian prisons. To prove this thesis the subjects of the death penalties history, international neighbours who still use this form of capital punishment,
It cannot be denied that our indigenous population has suffered severely since the colonisation of Australia. While the movement towards reconciliation is undoubtedly gaining widespread support, unfortunately many misconceptions are still prevalent and the future of many indigenous Australians is still uncertain. Disadvantage is still experienced by an unacceptable number of the population. Statistically, indigenous people have poorer health, opportunities for education, life expectancy, employment options and the majority live in the remote areas of Australia. As well as this, many still have to deal with negative social attitudes including racism.
At best there is a sort of wearied resignation about what must be. At worst, there is a sardonic emphasis on motivations and outcomes that borders on contempt.” Despite his calls for American help, these were driven by need, not any desire for a realignment of Australia’s relationships. Curtin continued to maintain, “Australia is a British land of one race and one tongue.” This negative attitude towards America was shared within the Labor party and by the Opposition. America was seen as a necessary helper in Australia’s times of need. Johnson’s predecessor as US Minister to Australia, Clarence Gauss, reported Menzies
Australia became known as a workingman’s paradise at the turn of the twentieth century, however, for a large majority of the population Australia was far from a paradise. Due to their rejection of the British class system, and the instalment of the eight hour working day and a basic wage Australians believed themselves to be an egalitarian society with equal opportunities. And this much was true, for the working class, white male. For the rest of the population, the women, children and non-Europeans life was a different story. For them, Australia was not the workingman’s paradise it claimed to be.
Ever since the first settlers arrived in Australia right up to the end of the 20th century indigenous Australians had limited rights compared to whit Australians. One of the biggest problems was that there were different laws and treatment of aboriginals depending on what state they resided in. The year of 1967 was a big year for indigenous rights as a referendum was held to give the federal government the power to make laws for all aboriginals. Many factors and events influenced the overwhelming success of 1967 Referendum but the Freedom Rides of 1965 was the most important of these events in making the referendum the most successful in Australia’s history. In February 1965 a group of University of Sydney students organised a bus tour of western and coastal New South Wales towns.
Furthermore, Mark McKenna (2010) signifies that Australians assumed the English Monarchy as the height of racial identity. During this century, the white people were often seen as the superior race and colored people to be the inferior race. This belief and fear of the non-white immigrants led to the creation of The White Australia policy. In brief, the White Australia policy was implemented to allow favored migrants into Australia and to encourage a homogenous population similar to Britain. Keith Windchuttle (2005) asserts that Australians believed Asian immigrations would have a drastic effect on their wages as they assumed Asian immigrants would steal their jobs, in which would ultimately lower their housing, food and clothing affordability standards.