It makes us focus on the Australian Flag Debate. The Australian Flag Debate, a periodic question, is a discussion about whether the Australian should change their national flag or not. Especially, the new flag should remove the Union Jack from the canton and to introduce a completely new design which is without the Southern Cross. (Wikipedia 2014) And it has been an ongoing debate since early 1990s. From the history of Australia, we can know that it has many connections with Britain.
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Becoming a republic, citizens of Australia might feel unsafe and leave the country. Do we really want that happening because of one little change? People might say, do we really need their help anyway? All I can say is, the more help, the better. Britain and Australia share so much history together; it would be disgraceful just to ditch them.
Assignment 1: Reflective Paper (750 words) While a variety of factors have shaped the diversity of Indigenous Australian philosophy and practices across the Australian continent, one of the central characteristics of the Aboriginal worldview is the concept of the ‘Dreaming’. Outline some of the key aspects of this belief system and reflect on this in comparison to your own worldview. The Dreaming is described by the Aboriginal people as the era of their creation. The belief underlying the concept of The Dreaming helps them understand their very existence (Edwards 1988, p.17). According to Edwards (1988, p. 17), the Aboriginal people believe that they came from the land on which they live and have occupied the land since the era of The Dreaming.
The Mimi spirits are tall, thin beings that live in a rocky cliff of northern Australia as spirits. Before the coming of Aboriginal people they had human forms. When Aboriginal people first came to northern Australia, the Mimi taught them how to hunt and cook kangaroos and other animals. They also did the first rock paintings and taught Aboriginal people how to paint. Sacred sites and The Dreaming show how Aboriginal spirituality manifests a characteristic of religion.
Individual Essay “How has the Americanisation of Australian culture influenced the franchise industry of Australia, and has this had a positive impact?” Prime Minister John Howard once quoted stating that ‘cultural vitality has a role in shaping national identity’ (Howard, 1995). Australian identity has shaped dramatically through the American influence rising in the 90’s and well into present times. To understand this change we have to analyse not only the impact it has had on Australian culture but also the impact on Australian businesses which are driven by the consumers of Australia. Looking at the Franchise sector, a $131 billion business with over 73000 franchise units currently operating we can see what type of business Australian consumers are driving. A massive opportunity then is available to capitalise on the strong influence of
[Accessed 10 May 2015]. Source C Evaluation (Picture of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam with Vincent Lingiari): Source C is a photograph taken during the time when Prime Minister Gough Whitlam handed a leasehold title to Vincent Lingiari, a representative of the Gurindji people. It represents a moment when Aboriginals who were mistreated and abused for the past decades reclaiming their rights to the land. During the time period, the Gurindji people were mistreated, had poor working conditions and were alienated over their land rights. The Whitlam government purchased the land on behalf of the Gurindji people.
Aboriginal populations from Australia's north coast have been in contact with Macassan fishermen from south east Asia for over four hundred years. 1606 Dutchman Willem Jansz and his ship Duyfken explore the western coast of Cape York Peninsula and were the first Europeans to have contact with Australian Aboriginal people. There were clashes between the two groups. The Spaniard Luis Vaez De Torres sailed through Torres Strait. 1623 Dutchman Jan Carstenz described several armed encounters with Aborigines on the northern coast of Australia.
One hundred years ago the Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed, heralding in a supposedly new era of prosperity for the "lucky country" and its inhabitants. For Aborigines, however, 1901 marked year 113 of resistance to dispossession and racial oppression. One hundred years later, indigenous Australia continues this fight. The modern movement for indigenous rights began in the 1920s when the first Aboriginal political organisations were formed including the Australian Aborigines Protection Association, the Association for the Protection of the Native Races of Australia and Polynesia and the Aboriginal Union. The following decades saw the formation of probably the two best known of all the early groups, the Australian Aborigines League
Australia has been one for over a hundred years now. Australia’s adopted a Federal Constitution on 1 January, 1901 which distributed legislative power over public policies between the Commonwealth and the State governments (Grewal and Sheehan, 2003). Eccleston et al. (2009, pp.34-35) finds that prior to becoming a federation, the six colonies in Australia had considerable political and economic independence which they did not want to relinquish. This essay will explain the federal structure of government and discuss why countries choose to adopt federalism in the first place.