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    Information was limited for the Australian public and as Keating commented, history had been “white blind-folded”. The damage caused by “muddying the waters of issues raised in Redfern” (Manne, R. u.k) has set back the Australians who were and still are committed to reconciliation. This, I speak of from experience. I was brought up during the time of the Howard government. Everything I heard in relation to Indigenous Australia was filtered down from the Howard government stand point. It wasn’t until I was in my late teens that I was able to understand the way history was often changed and information was guarded in order to appease the oppressors. With this understanding, I have a more open mind when new information is…

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    short distance from where the first European settlers landed and is now home to the first urban Aboriginal community. Keating was the first Australian prime minister to publicly acknowledge to the Indigenous that the European settlers were to blame for the misery they survived and continue to live in today. Pearson spoke at the university where he had once studied. As a university is a place of education and Pearson’s speech was given to develop his audiences understanding about Australian and…

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    mateship is a key component in the Australian Identity. Even Julia Gillard supported John Howard when In 2004, John Howard he said, “An Australia bound together by the common bonds of egalitarianism and mateship, an Australia made up of people proudly drawn from the four corners of the earth - all of them making a wonderful contribution to our modern nation, a modern nation which is proud of its history, proud of its traditions, but ready to change and adapt in the face of changing world…

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    Australia Day Speech

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    Australia Should change the date of Australia day? This has been a heated argument that’s risen over the past couple of years, with many aboriginal and Torres strait islander people claiming that its celebrating the date (26 January) which began the long destruction of the indigenous people and their culture. Aslam Mr. Debono and fellow students. This speech will state arguments to why Australia should change the date of Australia day. Australia Day, Australia day is the official national day of…

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    On 13th Feb 2008 prime minister delivered his speech and apologized on behalf of all australians and saying that we are sorry for what we had done. This was a well known symbolic strategy that has a major impact on the Indigenous peoples. The main message of the speech was to apologize to the indigenous for all the mistreatment that they caused in the past and the effect that it had on them and their families. This was a way to try and remove barriers and build a better relationship and bring…

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    Vietnam War Media Coverage

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    “More than ever before TV showed the terrible human suffering and sacrifice of war.” (Australia and the Vietnam war, 2007) This statement made by Richard Nixon highlights the impact of media coverage of the war on Australians. Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam war between the years of 1962-1972 was a very polarising issue in Australia’s history. In the early stages of war, there seemed to be a lack of interest among the public, however, this disinterest turned into growing opposition and…

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    The Republican Advisory Committee barely paid attention to the Indigenous issues. As a result, the Republic was defeated and the indigenous right agenda was marginalized with the failure of Howard to propose a preamble which was not related to the republic. The preamble was severely condemned by Aboriginal leaders because Howard did not consult them to draft it. McKenna highlights the impact of the Mabo decision on the republican movement. Indeed, the Mabo decision shattered “the spirit of…

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    There are various roles that people take on in groups. Different members have different degrees of power. This can affect groups in positive and negative ways. Power is best described as an individual’s ability to do something about change, referring to strength, control, domination and influence. Being a leader means having the ability to lead a group of people towards a goal by inspiring and being motivational. The two leaders John Howard and Elle Johnson Sirleaf have a legitimate power which…

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    Trying To Call John Howard Walking around John Howard home one would find every appliance from the 1970’s, including a typewriter. The only appliance that is not from the 1970’s is his TV, which of course, the 83 year old was, forced to replace due to the original TV he had, which was a gift, burned out. These obvious lack of keeping up with present technology shows John’s clear avoidance of any and all things modernized. From the small town of Lafayette, Indiana with all his family there, he…

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    Individual discrimination, or discrimination that individuals carry out in their everyday livings, typically for the reason that they remain prejudiced, however occasionally all the more so if they exist not prejudiced. Individual discrimination is an abundancy in the humankind. The insults and humiliations that John Howard Griffin was forced to endure in his experimentation about 40 years ago and concluded as soon as he returned back to the actuality of being white, but then again individuals…

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