2016 Federal Election Campaign Analysis

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Although through thee span of years Australia has taken measures to address the issues faced by the Aboriginal Community, The year 2016 Federal election campaign has been able to address the issues until certain extent. The essay critically looks at the history and the present issues faced by the Indigenous Australian Community and how has 2016 Federal election campaign has been able to address the issues of the present.
In the year 1770 Lieutenant James Cook first arrived to Australia at the shores of the Botany Bay and proclaimed the area New South Wales or in other words the Eastern shores of Australia part of the British Colony. Upon his arrival Lieutenant Cook was greeted by Indigenous Australia which in Captain Cook’s word were primitive
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The Following 15 years, the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement played a crucial role for constitutional change, equal wages, access to social service benefits and land rights.
The year between 1960 and 1970 were very pivotal for the Indigenous Community. In the year 1962 the Commonwealth Electoral Act was passed which provided all the Indigenous people the right to enrol and vote for the federal elections. During the year 1967 a referendum was called by the government in response to the increasing pressure created by the Aboriginal activists groups. The Referendum witnessed Australian population to vote by the majority of 90 percent for change in the Australian constitution in order to include Aboriginal people into the national
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Any Research conducted on the Australian population in regard to health always concludes that the highest mortality rates are amongst the Indigenous community.
Most indigenous people throughout the nation has similar health care services as compared to the rest of the population of Australia however, remoteness and poor social attitudes have been primary reasons for the poor health of the indigenous people. Some action which has been taken by preceding government has helped the indigenous community until certain extent however, due to remoteness proper access to health care still remains challenge and an issue amongst the indigenous community,
Racial Discrimination
While there are various laws in the Australian Constitution to avoid Racial discrimination however, individuals from the indigenous community still face racial discrimination in their personal as well as professional lives. Issues such as rejection on renting property, buying property and rejection from workplace are commonly found amongst the indigenous

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