Australia Democracy

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Australia Is a Democracy “Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Democracy allows eligible citizens to participate equally (either directly or through elected representatives) in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination” (Plunkett, John Hubert (1802 -1869) It is argued that Australia has one of the best models for democracy Worldwide, throughout this essay I will be discussing the history of the Australian government, that lead to what is believed to be a democratic system of government in this country today, what it would…show more content…
‘South Australia became the first colony in Australia, and one of the first places in the world, to grant women the right to vote. South Australian women also win the right to stand for election to parliament, a world first. In 1902, after Federation of the colonies, women over the age of 21 years won the right to vote in Australia's national elections’. (Unknown, Exploring Democracy, 1895)However this only meant white women, the indigenous Australian population were not allowed until 1967. Before then Aboriginal people in Australia were considered to be a part of the native fauna and flora (plants and animals) up until 1967, when a referendum was held as to whether they should have the same basic human right to be officially recognised and counted as Australian…show more content…
They can form an election and re-elect a new leader. Granting the prime minister is leading the country towards a brighter future and the people are happy with the way there country is being led She/ He could stay in power for as long as it takes. For example John Howard served for 11 years. And on the other hand if we were a republic like America once we voted in out leader we are stuck with them for a 2 term period which each term consists of 4 years this gives a lot of freedom for the leader to potentially send the country into a downward spiral although it gives the leader a chance to lead and do well for the country unlike a democracy where they make one small mistake and be kicked out not allowing the leader to do

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