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  • Most Important Discovery Josephine Alibrandi
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    Discovery A major discovery that Josephine Alibrandi made in Melina Marchetta's Looking for Alibrandi, was about her Grandmother's past life. She discovers many things about her Grandmother, including how she got to Australia, her relationship with her husband and that with Marcus Sandford. At the beginning of the novel Josephine was unaware of these facts about her Grandmother. However as the story unfolds she gradually discovers her Grandmother's history. The author includes at intervals in th...
  • Small Nation Like Australia
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    Immigration Australia should increase its migrant intake. Immigration is an asset to any country. It encourages economic growth, reduces unemployment, and creates more cultural diversity and understanding of different nations. It benefits population growth, especially for a small nation, like Australia. As a result of the First settlement in 1788, Australia started advancing rapidly, and in 200 years it has come a long way. However, Australia is a young country and it must be looked after. Migra...
  • Britain's Support O Becoming A Republic
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    What is a Republic According to the Macquarie Dictionary, a republic is a state in which the supreme power resides in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by a council chosen directly or indirectly by them. In particular this refers to a nation which has no hereditary monarch that is a person who holds political or constitutional office purely as an inheritance. In a monarchy, the Head of State is a hereditary monarch who is the symbolic representation of the nation and the sou...
  • Deep Divisions In The Australian Society
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    It is a strange dichotomy that wars both can create unity and promote divisions on the home front, as was the case in Australian 1914-1918. Australians greeted the news of the outbreak of war in 1914 with almost indecent enthusiasm. They were excited by war's adventure and they were incredibly over - confident. Patriotic unity was high when the war began, but as it progressed, serious rifts and divisions in society developed. The war, no matter how important historically and influencing national...
  • Australia's Attitude And Policies Towards Refugees
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    .".. For those who " ve come across the seas, We " ve boundless plains to share... ". [Advance Australia Fair] Did you know that our national anthem states those exact words? Isn't it ironic? No countries in the world have gone to such lengths to close their borders to those fleeing repression and terror. No countries turn back leaky fishing boats packed with hundreds of asylum seekers and refuse to take responsibility for the consequences. And no countries so openly violate their international ...
  • Illegal Immigrants As Australia
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    Dear Editor, I strongly believe that having immigrants come to Australia illegally, without using the proper channels, is utterly wrong. Why should Australia be left with such a burden? Being a migrant myself, I have nothing against LEGAL immigrants. However, I do have a problem with people from other countries thinking they can come and live here in Australia, illegally. What makes them and me so different? I came to Australia through the proper channels; I paid money to live here, I even had t...
  • Issue In Australia For Many Years
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    AUSTRALIA A MULTICULTURAL NATION THE TOP 2 O COUNTRIES FROM WHICH PEOPLE HAVE MIGRATED TO AUSTRALIA, plus THE PERCENTAGE OF THE AUSTRALIAN POPULATION IN JANUARY 1988. England 44% Ireland 17% Scotland 12% Italy 4% Germany 4% Greece 2% Netherlands 1.5% China 1.2% Croatia 1% Poland 0.8% Malta 0.8% Lebanon 0.7% Spain 0.6% Sri Lanka 0.6% Vietnam 0.5% France 0.5% Yugoslavia 0.5% Denmark 0.4% India 0.4% Hungary 0.3% see graph and world map on following pages. ITALIAN AUSTRALIANS There are more than 1 m...
  • Refugee Claims Of Asylum Seekers
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    Refugees are people who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership to a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result or such fear, is unwilling to return to it. Legal measures for refuge...
  • Supposed People
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    Australia has been a nation to pride itself on its beauty and landscape, the multicultural society and our outgoing nature. Yet a contradiction of its pride is evident in the way the nation addresses its history. Australia has long since been faced with the Aboriginal issue which has been dealt with in a manner no more than disgraceful. However, we as a nation under John Howard continue to disregard the need for change; to provide the necessary apology in order for this country to move forward a...
  • Uncharged Asylum Seeker Whilst In Prison
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    In recent months, allegations of abuse, ill treatment and mismanagement, as well as hunger strikes, suicide attempts and breakouts have all served to reveal the cracks in Australia's harsh and disciplinary system of detaining asylum-seekers. Our system is in crisis. Urgently, we must find a reasonable and safe solution to the treatment of asylum seekers who arrive on our shores. For many people fleeing torture or death, it is impossible to obtain the necessary travel documents. It can be too dan...
  • Asylum Seekers To Other Countries
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    Good morning chairperson, ladies and gentlemen. I am the first speaker for the affirmative team, Erin is the second and Cassie is the third. The definition of asylum seeker is a person seeking protection in another country but not yet officially considered as a refugee by the government. A refugee is one who flees from invasion or political danger... When a person steps foot in Australia they are entitled to seek rights through the court system and this is why the government has sent the asylum ...
  • Australia's Head Of State
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    A black limo with a crown symbol and a mile long escort rolls to a stop in the township of Roma. An old lady dressed like a royal steps out. She looks fragile yet is so powerful. Hey guess what everyone; the Queen of England is coming to Roma Yes that's right everyone the Queen of Australia is coming to Roma. Doesn't sound very good when you put it that way, does it? Well I was expecting a large YEE HAA or better off - Tally Ho! Looks like we have a few future republicans in here hey, the patrio...
  • Australia's Second Major Region
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    The name Australia 2 Australia The name of Australia comes from the Latin word Australis, which means southern. Since it lies entirely in the southern hemisphere, Australia is most commonly referred to as "down under'. Australia, being a country, is also a continent. In land area it's the sixth largest for a country and the smallest continent. Australia is a very dry, thinly populated country. Very few coastal areas receive enough rainfall to support a large population. The largest group of Aust...
  • Distinct Australian Qualities
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    What Being Australian? Being Australian? What is the Australian National Identity? Who can decide what it is? Who is truly Australian? These questions have been asked throughout this country's short life. Many have different views on what is what, but I believe that you can? t really just say well this is what an Australian is and that's that. But there are definitely unique qualities about? Australians? that are evident. The booklet entitled? Being Australian? has many different representations...

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