Australian Politicians

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Throughout history Australian politicians have been represented as people who marginalise social groups. This began with federation in 1901 with the oppression of pacific island workers called Kanakas and continued on with the increasingly racist and bigoted laws passed to marginalise Chinese, Italians and many other social groups through the early to mid 1900 's. It 's commonly accepted that Australian politicians pretend to ‘listen’ to what the people want for this nation then abandon those ideas and pass laws for their own personal agenda, instead of using the input of every day Australians, particularly in heated social, economic and environmental topics. In this essay I will be discussing how politicians have been represented over time …show more content…
Australia has a large historic past where Australian Politicians have legislated laws that dehumanises and represent the Indigenous as inferior or marginalise a social group by not letting them get married (eg. Marriage equality). Australian politicians in the past have manipulated many Australian’s that ‘different is bad’ and you shouldn’t be different because you’re considered as a threat in the nation and become alienated. By passing those ideologies that have educated the citizens the citizen will then pass it on to their offspring’s a new generation that will inherit the created hatred for diversity society made by politicians. Through historic context Australian Politicians have marginalised social groups that is different, for example during federation in 1901 with the oppression of pacific island workers called Kanakas and continued on with the increasingly racist and bigoted laws passed to marginalise Chinese, Italians and many other social groups through the early to mid 1900 's. The oppression of many social groups are still alive today in the Australian Parliament due to the works of the past politicians the long term effects of those dehumanizing legislations have adapted to the Australian citizen’s brains and have acclimatized into a racist …show more content…
Through the use of Point of view, Historical context and symbolism the representation of Australian Politicians has changed over time by the point of view of historic Australian politicians to a more modern concept of politics where there has been a large decrease in oppression of a different social groups in contrast to the historical background of Australian politicians who have long oppressed the indigenous and many other social groups in the multicultural society in

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