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.
The soldiers being charged are Australians, then should they have not been tried by Australian court? British’s practice of imperialism prevents the Australian government from doing so. Also the trial is set up for the Australians to be found guilty; setting the Australians as examples to retain order within the British army. British once again using its practice of imperialism see Australian sacrifices’ as a small price to pay. Australian government is said to have agreed with the convict, one can assume this is due to British influence, practice of imperialism.
True Blue? On Being Australian "Australia needs sudden shocks of reorientation within its society that will divorce it from the largely irrelevant problems of the British, make it possible to speed necessary changes and to develop some new sense of identity, some public feeling of being a people who can be described - even if incorrectly - as such-and-such a kind of nation, and act at times as if it were so. Australians are anonymous, featureless, nothing-men. This modest anonymity reveals itself in the argument that Australia does not run to the kind of person we could turn into a president. "Donald Horne - 1964 Australia is a country filled with so much multiculturalism that it is often hard to distinguish what qualities and values
Another reason was the government believed that Britain would help and give support to Australia when needed, if they supported Britain in the world war one. As a result, many British patriots encouraged conscription to ensure that Australia would be seen to have experienced the difficulties of War and, as a consequence, not relinquish it’s duty and in the process sever it’s ties with Britain. This fuelled the underlying controversies surrounding Australia's inability to assert her independence from Britain. Where as the people against the conscription believed that this is not the war to fight in. The war had no connections to Australia, and war was not good for the economy of a new country.
Antifederalists thought that increasing the national government’s power would doom the states, and that state governments were more responsive to popular will. This showed British-American’s fears of concentrated power. The federalists had popular figures like Washington and Franklin on their side. The constitution was ratified June 21, 1788. The last state to vote was New Hampshire.
All that was needed to change this legislation was pass an amendment through the two houses of parliament; The Senate and the House of Representatives. There was some support from both Labor and Liberal to pass the legislation through to the Senate, but Billy Hughes (The prime minister) knew there was not enough support in the Senate. To overcome this, Billy Hughes held a national vote on the problem. The public were asked, Are you in favour of the Government having, in this grave emergency, the same compulsory powers over citizens in regard to requiring their military service, for the term of this War, outside the Commonwealth, as it now has in regard to military service within the Commonwealth? The results were extremely close, with conscription being rejected 51 to 49 per cent.
Australia's identity is said to piggy-back off the English and Americans, the key countries that influence Australia. In the article "Australian identity: who the bloody hell are we?" it is written that "It’s a case of stealing someone's heritage and pasting in your own; except not everyone knows the Australian version yet." The article expresses the struggle for Australia to generate its own unique identity. This problem with this is that fact that Australia does not have the Revolutions of France and America, neither the rich history of the Spanish or Chinese, Australia is too young.
Therefore even though there were variances between the colonies (especially NSW) over free trade this idea and more notably the economic difficulties of the 1890’s, inclined that a federation might better organize commercial development. As well as these arguments that went for a Federal Government to bring together all the colonies in Australia there were also many arguments that went against this idea. The idea of federation brought fears to the smaller colonies, for if it continued and there was a constitution the larger colonies might dominate the rest such as NSW and Victoria. Queensland had only just become independent of NSW 11 years and South Australia was less than 50 years old. This was one reason that went against federation being brought around.
Sir Winston Churchill wanted our Second AIF members to stay in the European war which Australians were nervous about because the Japanese were seemingly getting closer and closer to Australia. Churchill stated that as long as Singapore remained in British hands, plenty of protection will be there for a Japanese attack. The Australian PM sticked to his wishes, but as soon as Singapore fell; the Australian prime Minister brought the AIF back to the Pacific War. When the returning soldiers were on their way back to Australia, Churchill wanted them to quickly stop by and defend Burma. The Australian Prime Minister said no and this was officially the first time Australia had ever said no to England.
Although I am not yet able to vote I have already asked myself this while coming up with only two answers which are: I’ve decided who I want to lead us and that I’ve gained independence. First being that I’ve decided I want to lead us. If the person we vote for wins then they could possibly affect our future, such as if the president we voted for gets elected then he could do things such as sending our country to war. The president could also do many other things that could either positively or negatively affect our future if they have help from someone such as the congress like signing bills into laws which could range from drugs being illegal to killing people being legal. Second being I’ve gained independence.