Australia Day is one of the most unique national day’s in the world throughout history, celebrating the day of when our ancestors first arrived on the borders of Australia, in 1788. Rather than unite people as one whole though, the spirited outcome of this event isn’t what as anticipated by everyone and has divided the Australian society for good. And so it should be held at an alternative date, where Australian citizens feel worthy of their identity and not cheated by it. However, the celebration shouldn’t be adapted to like that of other commemorations like ANZAC day. Essentially, this day will always be a tragic memory for the indigenous and be viewed as the invasion of their homeland.
The dignity of any nation rests upon the elements that it possesses, this speech entails one of those essential elements, the right to change the flag of Australia. In the 21st century, from a narrow scope, organizations and from a broader scope, countries have accepted globalisation and have understood the significance of keeping aside any cultural differences by collaborating together. A flag is a nation’s pride and it represents the nation in any circumstance. However, it is also a responsibility of a flag to represent all the people of the nation. The current Australian flag does not fulfil this responsibility in the sense that it does not represent the aboriginal groups of Australia.
LEGAL STUDIES FINAL – JOSH TAYLOR A Bill of Rights is a piece of legislation that protects basic human rights, that almost all Western countries have - except Australia. It 's a basic necessity in many governments globally, listing out the entitlements and rights of a group of people. The Australian public has a right to have the protection of a Bill of Rights, because without it, what are we really entitled to? In this essay, many topics are to be explored - from the Bill of Rights itself, to the Australian Constitution, the impacts that a Bill of Rights could have on stakeholders from various backgrounds, and a comprehensive explanation on why Australia should have a Bill of Rights. A constitution is a set of rules in which a country is
Before that, it was simply a collection of 6 British colonies. They partly self-governed but they were under the law-making power of the British Parliament. Many people had wanted Australia to maintain the British heritage which means only white people can be allowed into Australia, creating the ‘White Policy’. Because of this, non-Australians could not help in the war, no matter how much they wanted to. Australians attitude towards war changed because it was not what they had in mind.
Exploration shaped Australia because if sea explorers did not come to Australia. It would not be known today as it is. 3. What was life like for Aboriginal people before the arrival of the white faced people? Everything was peaceful and calm and they would not have any wars or man-made guns to fight, and that is why when the Europeans came to Australia there was big war fights between them and they claimed the land as their own because the small spears were no match for the guns.
Anything that you find worthy enough of being worn on your lapel, the bumper of your vehicle or in the form of a flag, is representative of your principles and ideals. The principles and ideals behind the Confederate States of America are as complex today as they were during the mid-1860s. Even though the South didn’t win the war there are still those who display the flag with absolutely no sense of its meaning and that is a perilous way to live your life. The problem with the Confederate Flag arises not directly from its philosophical and culturally complexity or that it is based upon the idea of a white master race, but rather the lack of knowledge surrounding the creation of the flag, the war and what it stood for. It’s not up to me to decide
In this article by Smith, there is an image that represents Australia things like generation y, tracks, flag icon of Australia, union jack, outback Australia, white young Australians, holding the Australian flag (settling) and smiling. Smith further argues that indigenous people survived and managed the land well; consequently modern Australia should try and get indigenous people to get them to feel like they belong in our country Australia. The sense of nurture is included in this article by smith when he uses the words fragile, nurtured and carefully managing. The effect of the article by Smith when the reader reads the article it makes them feel that the land belongs to no one when smith argued the words “terra Nullius.” In this article Smith attempts to gain readers support by using an anecdote that for some years now he has been arguing is to recognise that “national day must start with celebrating the truth”. It’s not an opinion that has always been popular Smith argues.
These individuals have experienced a considerable measure just to sail to Australia, some have even put in all they have,examples of this are such things as, cash, house, furniture, apparel etc.Some of this individuals needed to surrender such resources just to get out from their nation. On the off chance that they will do such things, that clearly implies the issue might be considerably more genuine than we might suspect, most likely they don 't have a decision and do this or presumably not, in any case, we can 't simply remain by and let this individual battle for their essential freedom.If we need to see a change, the Australian government need to manage this issue in like manner and attempt to search for an answer this issue would advantage us as well as advantage them as
National identity can be described as the sense of belonging to one’s nation, it’s the ability to feel part of a whole community with people who share common values and cultures. According to historian GraemeTurner, he theorizes that a sense of national identity is created through the use of national symbolism in media outlets such as films, movies, advertisements, music and political speeches. Today Australian national identity is symbolized through the early accounts of the bushman, convict settlers, and aboriginal people. All of these symbols are distinctive in Australian media and serve to emphasize Australia’s earliest cultural beginnings. Historians have many times played a common role in molding a sense a of national
When the Europeans first arrived in Australia, Indigenous Australians lost all their land rights. This was mainly due to the Europeans claiming that Australia was Terra nullius. Terra Nullius was a international law stating that if territory was not owned, it was to be given to the first nation to discover it and entitled to take over. The Europeans did not recognise the Aboriginals and Torres Strait islander people as the traditional owners of Australia and therefore took all there land rights. The indigenous people were then constricted by the terra nullius rule from 1788 to 1991.
Sport is often deemed to be the ‘universal language’. It is something that brings people together, no matter the culture, language or gender. Sport especially is an integral part of the Australian culture. The Australian lifestyle is often associated with the outdoors, and the concept of mate-ship is something that has defined us as a nation. Virtually every sport is played keenly somewhere in Australia, and it is this drive that has enabled Australia to be known globally for its success.
On 3 June 1992 the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in Mabo vs The State of Queensland, ruling that the treatment of the Indigenous property rights based on the principle of terra nullius was wrong and racist towards the Aboriginals. The court ruled that indigenous ownership of land has survived where it has not been extinguished by a valid act of government and where Aboriginal people have maintained traditional law and links with the land. This legal recognition of Indigenous ownership called Native Title. The court ruled that in each case native title must be determined by reference to the traditions and customary law of Indigenous owners of the land.
Impact of Colonisation: Colonisation affected Aboriginal and Torres Straight islanders because they weren’t acknowledged upon colonisation as a civilized people. In 1788 the British , wrongly believed that the indigenous peoples did not have a system of land law deserving of recognition by the common law. Because of this, the English crown clamed both sovereignty and ownership of Australia (Terra Nullis- which means no ones land) and did not recognise the land previously belonging to a people because they did not see them as having a system of laws and customs concerning the land. Impact of Colonisation on Contemporary Issues: • Mabo 1992: This affects contemporary issues because it was only in 1992 with Australia’s “Mabo” case that Indigenous