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Australia

Australia  

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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchyAustralia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest island—is dominated by a ...
Australian Labor Party

Australian Labor Party  

(ALP)is the oldest political party in Australia. Its origins lie in the formation of electoral organisations by trade unionists and socialists from the late 1880s. The defeat of the ...
bill of Rights

bill of Rights  

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A statement of the privileges, immunities, and authorities to act that may be legally and morally claimed by the citizens of a state within the bounds of reason, truth, and the accepted standards of ...
British Empire

British Empire  

At its apogee, around 1920, the British empire was the largest ever known, reputed to cover a quarter of the world's land area, and a fifth of its population. Like all mighty oaks, this one had a ...
Commonwealth–state relations

Commonwealth–state relations  

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Cover a broad range of associations, agreements, and institutional arrangements for carrying on the complex business of governing in a federal system. The constitution provides the basic skeleton of ...
electoral system

electoral system  

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Any set of rules whereby the votes of citizens determine the selection of executives and/or legislators. Electoral systems may be categorized in several ways. The most useful is probably a three‐way ...
environmentalism

environmentalism  

A belief in and concern for the importance and influence of environment within a society.‘Environment’ is derived simply from the French verb environner, to surround. Our environment, literally, is ...
Equalisation

Equalisation  

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The principle of ‘a fair go for all’ underlies much Political rhetoric in Australia. Historically it has been extended to encompass the ability of state governments to provide services that are ...
Executive Council

Executive Council  

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All Australian constitutions, Commonwealth and state, invest formal responsibility for administration of government in an Executive Council, which is the legal personality of Cabinet (a body not ...
exploration by sea

exploration by sea  

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For Europeans was, for many centuries, nearly always motivated by trade and profit. The desire for conquest and to spread Christianity were also important corollaries for exploration, and in more ...
Fabianism

Fabianism  

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The Fabian Society, which was established in London in 1884, took its name from Fabius Cunctator, the Roman General who applied carefully conceived tactics of preparation, attrition, and judicious ...
Gay and lesbian movement

Gay and lesbian movement  

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In an increasingly tolerant society that upholds human rights, one segment of society that was long marginalized and victimized was the minority group comprising male and female homosexuals. In the ...
green politics

green politics  

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An approach to politics in which environmental issues are taken seriously.
Greens

Greens  

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Are a political group concerned with protecting the environment that has gained increasing power and importance since the 1960s. Despite their unsuccessful battle in the early 1970s to stop the ...
heritage

heritage  

1 Anything that is inherited from an ancestor.2 The overall natural and cultural inheritance of a country, including important natural or archaeological sites, historic buildings, customs, and ...
Hobart

Hobart  

(until 1881, Hobart Town) is the capital of Tasmania. Centring on the Derwent estuary and surrounded by Mount Wellington and other undulations, the city's situation is outstandingly beautiful. ...
Housing policy

Housing policy  

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There are a number of dimensions to housing policy and more broadly to the political significance of housing. Housing represents the single most costly expenditure item, in the form of ...
Independents

Independents  

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‘Independents’ are political candidates who stand for election independent of established political parties. Independents have been active in Australian politics since Federation, but have become ...
India–Australia

India–Australia  

Re-emerged as a major economic and strategic concern during the 1980s and 1990s, when Australia became more involved in the Asian region. This development harkened backed to the early years ...
land rights

land rights  

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In the last third of the twentieth century just under one-fifth of Australia's land mass was transferred to Indigenous Australian ownership under various forms of communal title. Acreage will be ...

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