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  • Soldiers Of Australia
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    History of Australia 1901 2000 Between the years of 1901-2000, much occurred in the history of the proud, independent nation. Over more than 100 years ago, Australia fought the battle for federation against England. Australia proposed to be an independent, self-governed nation of six states and territories. Finally, on January 1st, 1901, Australia was proclaimed a federation at Centennial Park, Sydney. Only 6 years later, in 1907, the federal Arbitration Court handed down the Harvester Judgement...
  • Patrick Stevedoring To The Federal Court
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    Employment Relations Essay The 1998 Waterfront Dispute was described by John Howard as "a defining moment in Australia's industrial relations history". Do you agree with this statement Support your view by discussing the events and outcomes of this dispute. John Howard's comment on the 1998 Waterfront dispute between the Maritime Union of Australia and Patrick Stevedores was a hypocritical and ignorant description of one of Australia's worst industrial relations disputes. The Australian Governme...
  • Resource Concerning The Topic Question
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    Topic Question- Was Australia a working man's paradise during the period 1901-1914? Include in your answer an analysis of the Sunshine Harvester Case 1907 and its significance. Resource Number 1 RESOURCE Where did the resource come from? The resource that I have chosen first is a chapter concerning the Living and Working conditions of Australia between the period 1901-1914 founded in the School History Textbook "Retro Active 2". RELEVANCE TO TOPIC How closely does your resource relate to the top...
  • Federation South Australia
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    Federation is one of the most important events in Australian history. The benefits of federation, to all six colonies, far outweighed the disadvantages, and led to the formation of this nation. Without a small number of pivotal people, Australia would not still be just another colony of the ever expanding British empire. The move for federation on 1 January 1901 was a slow and laborious journey involving years of discussions, debates, conventions, referendums, hard work and determination. Austra...
  • Six Colonies Of Australia
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    Australia became a nation when the six self-governing colonies, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania, united on the 1st of January 1901. Before Federation, the colonies were politically separate, with their own laws and parliaments. After federation, Australia was no longer six self-governing colonies, but a nation with its own constitution and government. During the long political process that led to federation, a stronger sense of Australian na...
  • Colonial Struggle For A United Federated Nation
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    Report Issue: Discuss the reasons for Federation and the chief problems faced by those responsible for drafting the Australian constitution. Do the same problems face those wanting to introduce an Australian republic?' 1 Preface: The Australian colonial struggle for a united federated nation is well documented. Predominantly the birth of Federation is termed as having its beginnings in the 1890's. However, its origins date to 1846 when Lord Grey first proposed a central authority. However, the p...
  • Federal Elections Under The New Australian Constitution
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    How and why did Federation occur? The movement to Federation At the end of the 1800's, Australia was divided into six separate colonies instead of being one nation. But people had been talking for years about whether Australia should be one nation, and in the 1890's a series of meetings (called conventions or conferences) was held to discuss federation of the colonies. The Premier of New South Wales, Sir Henry Parkes, had announced in 1889 that the time had come to form a national parliament and...
  • Federation In Australia
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    Federation in Australia was a long, hard and controversial process. Suggestions of Federation had been made since the early 1800's. However, due to the split opinions of the public, it was not until January 1st 1901 that the colonies united and federation took place. As with any change in government, federation presented both positive and negative outcomes. However in the end, the advantages of federation were so immense that they simply outweighed the disadvantages. Advantages in immigration, t...

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