Constitution of Australia

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    The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (1900) set of fundamental laws that dictate how powers are granted, ordered and exercised within the Australian Commonwealth. As Australia’s social and political climate changes with time, the constitution is changed due to it’s out-dated, irrelevant or lack of clauses. This can happen in several ways with two distinct outcomes – its form can be altered (the actual text and clauses of the written act change) or its operation can be reinterpreted. The Constitution was originally drafted to clearly outline the states’ and the Commonwealth’s divergent powers in a binding document. However, 115 years passed and the constitution created with the intention of granting states a semblance of autonomy,…

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    The constitution is a set of rules by which a country is run. It can only have changes made to it when the majority of people say yes or else the new rule is not added this is called a referendum. The constitution affect the government and it describes their roles in running Australia. A constitution is a vital part of country because it tells how it should be run. There are rules which you can and can’t do. The constitution in Australia came in to effect when federation took place on January…

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    Secret River Oppression

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    cultural assumptions, values, attitudes and beliefs. Audiences with different heritages do not take in understanding in the same way. One with personal attachment to the depicted story may be convinced to feel more associated than another. A plethora of literature texts manipulate oppression to construct the climax of the story, whilst some use it to trigger the reader to question along the text. Some people might refer to book as an escape from real life; on the contrary, books reflect issues…

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    On 27 May 1967, 90.77% of Australian voters recorded the largest ever ‘Yes’ vote in a referendum to change the Australian constitution. This referendum finally allowed Aboriginal people to be totalled in the national census in addition to be subject to Commonwealth laws, rather than just state laws. This is known as the source in which will be allayed to determine The reliability to a person studying the background to the struggle if aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples for rights and…

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    Australians and will examine the legislation and the subsequent impact upon Aboriginal people and their culture. The legislations discussed will highlight how the Australian Government utilized policy to control every aspect of Aboriginal Australian’s lives. The ongoing implications of these policies as well as the current legislations concerning Aboriginal Australians will be discussed. The arrival of European settlers in 1788 marked the end of a peaceful existence for Aboriginal Australians.…

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    1967 Referendum Essay

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    from the Australian Constitution both of which discriminated against Aboriginals. A staggering 90.77% of Australian voters voted in favour of changing the Constitution believing that it would end racial discrimination towards Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, however this was not the case. The amendment of Section 51 was significant for the civil rights of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders because it allowed the federal government to make federal laws for Aboriginal…

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    speeches. Bandler played a vital part in the 1967 referendum and has been acknowledged for her contribution with many awards. Bandler is in no doubt one of the most important civil rights activists of ATSI rights in Australia. Even from a young age Bandler was aware of the discrimination that ATSI peoples faced. Her father would recount to her and her siblings stories of how he had been taken from Ambryn and brought to Australia…

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    to be involve in the Australia’s armed force. Looking back at more than 100 years ago, it is evident that the Prime Ministers had been making decisions with regards to the deployment of troops were without Parliamentary approval. Before 1942, Australia’s war entitlement still lies with the Britain due to the Dominion between the British and Australia. The Commonwealth does not require parliamentary approval before deploying troops overseas, but since the war prerogative lies with the executive…

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    New Zealand and Australia are two different countries on just opposite sides of the Tasman Sea. New Zealand can be characterized as having a moderately small population compared to many developed countries. Australia for example holds over five times the population of New Zealand. New Zealand’s small size makes it difficult for the country to have adequate domestic competition, making foreign competition very important to the domestic business market. New Zealand and Australia were originally…

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    too. Firstly, Stephen Parry is the President of the Senate, thus he presides over proceedings and can be hugely influential on senate decisions. However, he does have the same voting power as all other Senate members (Parliament of Australia, 2015). Secondly, Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, recently called for an Australian republic by 2025, further reinforcing the labor government’s intentions for promoting a republic (Ireland, 2015). While this provides hope for the future, there is no…

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