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    Labour Party In Australia

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    Australian Labor Party is the oldest political organization in the political history of Australia, since it was formed in the 1890s and it had a representative in the first federal government that was elected in 1901. The major purpose of its formation was the early trade unions that existed by that period, and since then, it has maintained a close relationship with the trade unions in Australia. The party’s national platform provides the supporters and members with a clear outline of labor’s values, beliefs and government programs. Generally, the party’s platform has been progressive since its formation, this is in terms of political, economic and social progression, which has not been to the liking of the known conservative electorate. However,…

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    their ‘Revolver’ album with the hit song of ‘Taxman’. Within the context of the song George Harrison articulated the excessive and unfair nature of taxation with “...If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat, If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet...” This song was written with the intention of protesting the excessive taxation by the United Kingdom’s Wilson government, which applied supertax (95% maximum rate) to high…

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    It was a beautiful night. Starry, with a pitch black sky, firmly stretched across the village. I switched on the television as i entered. Except for the sound of the news presenter that blasted, the room was completely silent. “The first female Australian prime minister, Julia Gillard, has visited the Rwamiko school in Rwanda earlier today.” I glanced at the screen, riveted by the fiery, red headed middle aged woman that appeared alongside numerous children and a Regal sunbird that watched over…

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    During World War One, two referendums were held on the 28th of October 1916 and the 20th of December 1917 to the Australian public . The referendums allowed the people of Australia to establish whether the Australian government should introduce the proposal of conscription - the nationwide system of mandatory service to the national military. It was proposed but not introduced during the Great War; due to the severity of casualties on the Western Front as well as constant pressure from the…

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    Realism Vs Multilateralism

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    Introduction There is a strong connection between theory and policy: the former inspires policy and the latter provides examples to theory (Jervis, 2004). Building upon this correlation, this paper analyses whether Australian Labor and Coalition approaches to Foreign and Defence policy are biased towards two main theories of International Relations: Realism and Liberalism. To this extent, it will be argued that the Labor Party tends to adopt a Liberal lens in Foreign and Defence policy, while…

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    Proportional Voting System

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    multi-party system (Find source). Despite this, the Australian House of Represenatives and the Senate is still dominated by two parties- Australian Labor Party and the Coalition. However, proportional representation still benefits minor parties and independents more so than in the single-member seats of the lower house (Sharman…

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    boat named the Palapa (Doherty, 2011). It was an event that ushered Australia into what is now more than a decade of constant failures to meet humanitarian conventions and international laws outlined by the United Nations and ratified by the Australian government. Federal politicians will often exhort to the use of exclusionary, and often divisive language whenever asylum seekers or refugees are discussed, particularly in the public realm. The…

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    Since the result of the 2010 Australian federal election, the issue of whether or not the health of Australia’s liberal democracy necessitating a two party system is debated academically. In this essay it is argued that a two party system is not essential thus the opposing proposition not confirmed by the result of the election. Relevant and contemporary arguments are presented in support of the premise that a hung parliament is of benefit to the health of Australia’s liberal democracy. First,…

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    • Denial of responsibility: telling self not to feel responsible because the factors are beyond one’s control. • Denial of Injury: telling self that no party was directly affected by the purchase. • Denial of Victim: telling self that the affected party deserved the situation in which they are. • Condemning the condemners: pointing out that those who criticize engage in other disapproved activities that are alike. • Appeal to higher loyalties: telling self that the unethical behaviors are the…

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    Sweatshops In Canada Essay

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    Canada is one of the many first-world countries who use sweatshops; achieving a more profitable, yet cheaper way of making their consumer products more successful. This paper will expose the truth behind sweatshops and their positioning in the industry. It is the responsibility of these companies to ensure the safety and equal labour laws of the manufacturers. However, none of these are actually applied to the people in factories who make these products. Due to the inhumane conditions that…

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