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    1972: The Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra is started on Australia Day due to land rights claims. 1984: The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Act is Passed. 1981: A land rights conference is held at James Cook University where Eddie Mabo makes a speech outlining the land ownership and inheritance system on Murray Island. A lawyer at the conference suggests there should be a test case on claiming land rights through the court system. 1981: A land rights conference is held at…

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    The exclusion of Indigenous people from the nations constitution took place in the early nineteenth century. Henry Parkes the premier of the colony of New South Wales called for all six Australian colonies to unite and create a great national government for ALL of Australia. Parkes initiated a constitution based on common racial and British custom on which this nation was supposedly founded. Throughout her speech “Indigenous Exceptionalism and the Constitutional ‘Race Power’ Marcia Langton…

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    the indigenous language in their own. The settlement of the convicts in Australia, they brought along their British language and slang which also adapted into the Australian language. Lastly the internet has impacted the English language bringing in new words and getting rid of the old with also a lot of ‘internet slang’. This essay will demonstrate how these three historical moments impacted the language in Australia. Australia is known for having a melting pot of a language…

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    society as one and differentiates them with others. As Benedict Anderson suggests, a nation itself is not given but rather constructed, by the style and ties in which the communities imagined, making them believe they are connected to one another. Australia, with its Aboriginal heritage and the past of being a part of Britain and is now labelled as multicultural, may have suffered from an identity crisis. Hence, by examining the myth of Terra Nullius and the Indigenous’ continuing struggles for…

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    The Premier’s ANZAC Essay Australian communities reacted to wartime pressures in divisive responses that caused disagreements in Australia. Wartime pressures are the influence or effect that war has on something or someone. Although some wartime pressures resulted in the uniting of Australian communities, the majority of these pressures caused Australian communities to separate such as the amount of death and casualties, the economy changing, war weariness and the Easter uprising. During World…

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    1901 the white Australia policy excluded indigenous Australians from the vote and pensions. The roots of this policy can be seen all the way back in 1850 with the white miner 's hatred to the Chinese…

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    political and legal system in Australia has provided both advances and setbacks for the Indigenous Australians. There have been many setbacks for Aboriginal people in their fight for equal legal and political rights like the legislation 's, constitution, voting rights and parliamentary laws. They have also had some gradual advances from the amendments to the electoral act, the 1967 referendum and Prime Minister Whitlams actions to give land back. Early on in Australia 's history Indigenous…

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    City of Wyndham was a place of much significance to the local Aboriginal people and that we should respect the first Australians of this land. Many native people around the world have been known to undergo a pattern of mistreatment and oppression, Australia is not exempt from this. There have been a few improvements over the years, as many have tried to restore the implications made in the past, however there are still indigenous people suffering. Through the following of this presentation, the…

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    out based on the code of law. Since every country is governed by its own set of laws and rules, due process for such criminal acts will not have the same punishment or consequences like those here in the United States. As such, the country of Australia will be analyzed in order to understand how the judicial system and the application of criminal responsibility work. The Australian legal system is based upon the fundamental belief of the rule of law, justice, and independence of the judiciary…

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    English colonisation of Australia was problematic due to the British lack of acknowledgement of indigenous people’s proprietorship of the land for thousands of years. When English settlers colonised Australia, their actions suggested the land was terra nullius; a legal doctrine claiming land to be ‘occupied by no one’ (Bailey, 1997). Under this principle the British government colonised Australia establishing British sovereignty and imposing their laws to govern the land under the Crown…

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