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    Vietnam War Media Coverage

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    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 hatred for the war, such that by 1972 the ruling Liberal Government was dismissed from parliament. This change in attitude was a result of the highly publicised and televised nature of the war. This war gave the public an opportunity to view the war and its tragedies from their living rooms. Since the war was televised, this made the public more aware and less susceptible towards government propaganda. Furthermore, the Menzies Liberal Government played a key part in fuelling the hatred due to initiating Australia’s involvement in the war. This sparked the beginning of the anti-war movements being…

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    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, academic…

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    especially the debate between parties having power.” https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/politics I believe that politics relates to the decisions made to do with countries or the government. A politician is a person who contributes their opinion on decisions and suggestions about laws, whether they are for the state or country. They represent the people of their allocated area (city, state, country etc.). The politicians will fight for what they want to see as a part of their party,…

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    soldiers. As some of the population could not care any less, there was also a large part of Australians who was wary of Australia’s initiation to get involved with Vietnam and Australia’s fear of Communism. When the country’s commitment to South Vietnam increased, there were little negative reactions. When the news of Australia being included in a task force broke out in 1966, the Australian public were not amused. Australians presumed the news meant a war that Australia was beginning to get…

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    Media In Australia

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    democratic country like Australia, media plays a far greater role in connecting political discourses with its citizens so that they can make an informed decision about the future of their country. Media must provide citizen with information, ideas and debates so as to facilitate informed opinion and participation in democratic politics (Dahlgren 2009). But the Australian print media is highly concentrated resulting in reporting of information that serves the political, financial interests of a…

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    I tried to imagine myself living in Australia and how different my life would have been because of the different terrains, weather patterns, and climate; religious influences; political views; economics; and cultures. Australia is a beautiful country that has a land area of about 7.692 million…

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    Australian Politicians

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    Australia has a large historic past where Australian Politicians have legislated laws that dehumanises and represent the Indigenous as inferior or marginalise a social group by not letting them get married (eg. Marriage equality). Australian politicians in the past have manipulated many Australian’s that ‘different is bad’ and you shouldn’t be different because you’re considered as a threat in the nation and become alienated. By passing those ideologies that have educated the citizens the…

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    Immigration Australia’s population growth rate is declining at a rate of 1.6% (OECD, 2016). Over the span of 50 years from 1962 to 2012 the birth rate of Australians has decreased from 3.43 babies per woman to 1.89 babies per woman (Gapminder). This societal shift has had a huge impact on population, and therefore has also severely impacted Australia’s economic growth rate. A solution for economies experiencing a loss in population is an increase in immigration. “The purpose of migration is to…

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    Western idea usually means an idea originally from and developed in the Western culture. A Western idea can concern various things, such as politics, philosophy, science, and art. Definition of the West is not simple. The West sometimes thought as European countries and their colonies, so for example, the United States, Canada, and Australia are also regarded as the West. Although Australia has a history that had an experience of colonisation by the British, Australia also has experienced its…

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    crisis where Norwegian freighter MV Tampa rescued 438 refugees off a sinking fishing 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,…

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