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    Freedoms and Rights in Australia and the USA Australian Freedom Rides The Australian Freedom Rides in 1965 were inspired by the 1961 Freedom Rides in the United States. Based in the University of Sydney, the students decided to use the same strategy to promote civil rights. Under the title of ‘Student Action for Aborigines’ or SAFA their tactic was to take the civil rights movement out in to regional Australia to actively confront as well as contest racial discrimination which was a major…

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    light of recent public awareness it is time for change in Australian constitution. Claims by international groups such as human rights advocates and the United Nations have long criticised off shore processing of asylum seekers in any context. These groups claim that Australia…

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    When Australia was first founded, the constitution for the commonwealth was drafted in the spirit of “Terra Nullius”. The Latin term “Terra Nullius” translates to ‘land that belongs to no-one’ , meaning that the British settlers who came to Australia acted as if the Aboriginal people were not even there. These settlers fought and took the land from the Indigenous people of Australia. The idea and myth of terra nullius has had a large impact on Australian identity. Mainly it was to instill a…

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    Introduction Australia is an amazing country, with a rich artistic, musical, and spiritual heritage. The traditions set forth by Australians are some of the oldest and strongest traditions known in history. In the late 1700’s the Australian population experienced a growth, as did their economy with the colonization of Europeans. Many Indigenous Australians were greatly affected by introduction of diseases and conflict, conflict that steamed from Europeans taking the Indigenous Australians land.…

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    This policy was significant for Aboriginal rights as it was the first stepping stone into the recognition of all Aborigines living in Australia. The government’s intention of this policy was to encourage all Aborigines to maintain their traditional cultures whilst still becoming part of the wider Australian community. The Federal Government was more open to letting Aboriginal people integrate…

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    Australian; if there is in indeed a ‘typical Australian’ and then analyse the role religious beliefs and practices have played in shaping the Australian identity in terms of values and social perspectives and finally assess whether our identity at risk. Australia drew on its British…

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    The struggle for land rights that occurred over 213 years ago has made a mark in history as one of the most racial inequality events of all time and Indigenous Australians have continued to fight for their land ever since.The first Aboriginal political organisation was formed in the 1920’s. Two of the most well known aboriginal organisations would be the Australian Aborigines League (AAL) and the Aborigines ' Progressive Association (APA). These organisations played a massive role in the…

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    Oodgeroo Noonuccal Essay

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    Indigenous people. Awarded an MBE in 1970, in 1988, five years before her death, Oodgeroo Noonuccal returned the Photo of Oodgeroo Noonuccal from Oodgeroo Unit British honour in protest at the celebration of the bicentenary of the British occupation of Australia. In 1972 she withdrew from active involvement in political organisations to live in semi‐retirement on a leasehold property, Moongalba ('sitting‐down place'), on Minjerribah. Here she established the Noonuccal‐Nughie Education and…

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    Indigenous Australians are grossly over-represented in the criminal justice system. However, the true extent of this over-representation differs between individual areas. Despite indigenous Australians only making up two per cent of the population, they accounted for over twenty seven per cent of the total prison population in 2014 (ABS). This high rate of imprisonment is not due to indigenous people being more likely to commit crime than other Australians, but rather indigenous Australians are…

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    much authority over New Zealand in regards to the exercise of power (Constitution Act 1986). Although the governor-general does hold the title as the sovereign’s representative, the amount of power they hold is rather limited in comparison to that of the Prime Minister’s (Constitution Act 1986). In common with the Westminster system, the Queen, or rather the sovereign still remains to be recognised as the head of state (Constitution Act 1986). Regardless, the most effective change is the…

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