Essays Tagged: "australian politics"

Did Hawke-Keating government (1983-1996) represent a fundamental break with Labour Tradition?

nt, represent a fundamental break with Labour tradition. The 1980s and 1990s saw the triumph of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) as a governing party and its victory in four successive elections. It h ... this was a "regenerated" Labor Party, which aspired to reform and reshape the traditional basis of Australian politics. Furthermore, the ALP government of this period has been highly criticised for i ...

(8 pages) 46 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The Dismissal of Gough Whitlam.

was in office (1972-1975) were some of the most constitutionally challenging and controversial that Australian Politics had ever seen before, or since. After 23 years of Liberal Government, the people ... t 100 years of previous Governments. The Whitlam government ended conscription and ordered the last Australian troops home from Vietnam. It brought in legislation giving equal pay to women, establishe ...

(5 pages) 117 2 4.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Assess the Significance of the 'Constitutional Crisis of 1975' on Australian Politics Today.

The Constitutional Crisis of 1975 is significant to Australian politics today to some extent. The Constitutional crisis involved the breach of constitut ... t the constitution and call elections. Also, the ALP's defeat during the 1975 election confirms the Australian people's approval of the GG's actions. Finally, Whitlam accepted the decisions, and the n ... ccurrence of 1975. These points mean that the constitutional crisis of 1975 has been significant to Australian Politics today to some extent.

(6 pages) 28 0 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The roaring twenties in Australia

Whether or not the term 'Roaring Twenties' is an adequate description of the character of Australian society from 1920 to 1929 depends on the circumstances of the Australian population in th ... ave came about from spontaneous economical or political incidences and new inventions. In the 1920s Australian politics was dominated by the conservative parties and, despite some industrial disconten ...

(12 pages) 59 0 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Describe the constitutional crisis of 1975, and the fall of the Witlam government.

r and appointed Mr. Malcolm Fraser as Prime Minister. This dismissal was the most dramatic event in Australian federation history. As For the first time ever, an unelected representative had removed f ... rnment which had commanded a majority in the House of Representatives. This act changed the face of Australian politics altogether.There were a few important events and catalysts that sparked the Whit ...

(4 pages) 18 0 3.0 May/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Contemporary Issues in Australian Politics

This essay will critically analyse four propositions, each a key issue in contemporary Australian politics. Each question will be answered with a short response to develop relevant argume ... alia should become a Republic was passionately debated long before the 'dump the Queen' referendum (Australian Republican Movement, 2008) which was held in November 1999. Dividing a nation with 45.13% ... 1999. Dividing a nation with 45.13% of voting Australians favouring a newly elected Head of State (Australian Democracy Magazine, April 2007) , the rest of the country preferring to retain the status ...

(14 pages) 62 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Australia and Anti-Communism Description: discussion about how anti-communism in Australia influenced Australian politics and foreign policy.

s made by Australia.The stance of the Coalition, lead by Robert Menzies had a substantial impact on Australian Politics. The government, especially the Prime Minister held deep set fears about communi ... hich would consume the country, resulting in a change of government. It was certainly apparent that Australian communists were taking action within trade unions, which concerned Menzies and many other ...

(7 pages) 21 1 5.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Do You Agree With The Government’s Plans To Filter The Internet?

s neatly summarised both the pervasiveness and the freedom of the internet: "each day, thousands of Australians utilize the internet for a vast and diverse range of activities. These include learning, ... course, contrasts with the censorship of other media, including television, radio and books by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The Minister for Broadband, Communications and ...

(8 pages) 13 0 0.0 Mar/2011

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights