Essay on Australian Foreign Policy During The Vietnam War

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To a large extent did people reflections of Australians involvement in the Vietnam war mainly Challenge the Australian foreign policy during the 1960’s and the 1970’s. This argument can be clearly demonstrated through the reflections of Wilfred Burchett, William White, Simon Townsend and veteran of the Vietnam war Laurie Smith and through their reflections, beliefs and ideology’s it can be clearly demonstrated that people did all through Australia did disagree with Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam war and therefore challenged the Australian foreign policy during the 60’s and 70’s.
To a large extent did Wilfred Burchett’s reflections of Australian involvement in the Vietnam war Challenge the Australian Foreign policy during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Because of Burchett’s decision to report from the Vietnamese side his Australian passport was taken off of him and he was no longer allowed to enter Australian borders. This can be shown in an interview with the ABC when he Stated, “My passport was actually stolen from my pocket in a guesthouse shortly after I crossed the Vietnamese frontier… I requested the Australian government for a new passport, but that request went unfulfilled for 17 years.” This shows that he was against the Australian foreign policy during this time (1960 and 1970’s). This can be corroborated with the Narrator of the same story when he goes on to state “The Vietnam War split the Australian community in two. Burchett 's reports were largely ignored by…

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