That wasn’t enough, so Charles asked for more against precedent. The Commons refused. They granted tonnage and poundage (traditionally given to a new monarch for life) for only a year, pending legislation to stop the introduction of any new impositions. Charles dissolved them when they began to criticise Buckingham’s handling of affairs. 1626- Charles made the leaders of the opposition (e.g.
The 1975 Constitutional crisis of Australia is arguably the most significant political event of the period of 1945 to 1990. It arose during the Whitlam governments’ time in office from 1972 to 1975. The crisis saw the breaking of many political conventions that served to uphold the effectiveness of the political system and culminated with the Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s dismissal by Sir John Kerr. At the time the crisis shook the very foundations of Australia’s political system, however it is argued that, with better management of the key factors that were influential during the crisis years by those involved, the crisis itself could have been avoided almost entirely. The years of the Constitutional Crisis are pockmarked with numerous short-comings and failures, mainly perpetuated by the key political figures involved in the crisis.
At the party conference he referred to Major and Norman Lamont as being the Laurel and Hardy of British politics. This echoed his attacks on Major's government which he had made before the 1992 election while still shadow chancellor, most memorably when he attacked Conservative plans for cutting income tax to 20% as "irresponsible" and joked at a Labour Party rally in Sheffield that the Conservatives would have a box office disaster with "Honey, I Shrunk the Economy" - in reference to the recent Disney motion picture Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - mocking the recession which was plaguing the British economy at the
The conscription in Australia during World War 1 Conscription was one of the main isuues that divided Australia in World War 1. Many were for and against, and some were equal. Conscription was introduced by Prime Minister William Morris Hughes because he wanted to keep up the strength of the Australian army on the Western Front. There were referendum campaigns hold because of the different opinions about the Conscription. Every people have positive or negative feelings about the war.
CHICANO 8 U.S. Filbustering (squatters): • any dilatory or obstructive tactics used to prevent a measure from being brought to a vote. The most common form of filibuster occurs when a senator attempts to delay or entirely prevent a vote on a bill by extending the debate on the measure • The rules permit a senator, or a series of senators, to speak for as long as they wish and on any topic they choose, unless "three-fifths of the Senators duly chosen and sworn"(usually 60 out of 100 senators) brings debate to a close by invoking cloture under Senate Rule XXII. 1819 James Long Expedition • The Long Expedition was an 1819 attempt to take control of Spanish Texas by filibuster. It was led by James Long and successfully established a
The context of the writer is very similar to my own, making his argument more relatable for me as the reader. “They regret that justice was not exacted by other means”. Sheehan uses fact to present these ideas, and statements revealing some unfortunate truths of Australia’s legal system the previous statement supporting this. The importance of context in this article is that your context and the context of the writer assist you in shaping your ideas and your opinions of the case, make it horrifying but very interesting. This text was extremely interesting and raised very important questions about Australia’s legal system by pointing out unfortunate faults.
Chrétien offered to take the heat from Martin by staying a couple months longer before stepping down. Martin refused, instead, launching a public inquiry and personally blamed Chrétien for the affair (Newman, 245). The internal power struggle of the Liberal Party between Chrétien and Martin spanned a decade or more (Newman, 25). Stephen Harper launched a brutal attack ad campaign in the summer of 2009 on Ignatieff’s image (Wells, 1) Ignatieff had great difficulty responding to the attack ads (Wells, 1). Ignatieff had spent almost half his life abroad, and most of it in America, teaching at Harvard (Newman 20).
Soldiers at War were left helpless as pessimism increases. Newly appointed Prime Minister of Australia, William Morris Hughes, following his trip back from Britain, proposed a solution- conscription. However the Commonwealth Defence Act from 1903, gave the Australian government the power to enlist men for military service within Australia but not for overseas. This left Hughes a very problematic dilemma, whether or not to conscript men for military service overseas. This would need people to indicate their support for or opposition to a proposed change to the constitution, as Hughes did not gain enough support from parliament, so he directly appealed to the public.
Discuss two remedies for low voter turnout. What are the pros and cons of each? Our system of government, today, requires voters to turnout, because in theory any one vote could decide the outcome of the election. Many ideas have been proposed to the government to improve voter turnout, but the two that are the most likely to work out in my opinion is finning citizens who do not vote and to try to raise political awareness. Australia fines its citizens for not voting and we could do the same in the U.S.
Roosevelt realized that if he kept the banks open, panicked depositors would withdraw their money and more banks would fail. On March 6, FDR declared a "bank holiday." Meanwhile, he and his Brain Trust, a group of academics and economic theorists he had brought to the White House, crafted the Emergency Banking Act, a plan which would close down insolvent banks and reorganize and reopen those banks strong enough to survive. The speed with which the Emergency Banking Act bill was written, passed by Congress, and put into practice typified the frenetic pace of the Hundred Days. Roosevelt delivered a draft of the act to the House of Representatives on March 9.