History of the Democrats * Formed in 1977 * Merger of Australia Party and New Liberal Movement * Principals from each party convinced the former liberal minister – Don Chipp * Based on the principles of honesty, tolerance, compassion and direct democracy through postal ballots of all members, so that "there should be no hierarchical structure * first representatives of green politics at the federal level in Australia * The first Parliamentarian was Senator Janine Haines. December 1977 * The motivating force for this was a desire for a party where ordinary people could have real say on policies and directions. * It won its first parliamentary seat when Robin Millhouse was elected to the State Parliament in South Australia. * In the 1977 December election, the obtained 11.1% nationally and elected two senators, Leader Don Chipp in Victoria and Colin Mason in NSW * 1980 election – won three more seats in the senate; Victoria, QLD and South Australia * Held five seats in the Senate on the 1st July 1981 * This brought the party's total Senate representation to five and gave the Australian Democrats the balance of power in the Senate. * Don Chipp retired in 1986 * Party members chose Janine Haines to lead. She was first female federal parliamentary leader of an Australian political party * Senate election in 1987 – double dissolution called by Bob Hawke, reducing the quota to 7.7% - winning 3 candidates a six year…
in doing so he took away the ammunition being used against
him. According to Carla Marinucci she also supports Barack Obama’s bold stance on addressing his
beliefs in regards to racial comments made by Reverend Jeremiah Wright. She writes
“Democrat Barack Obama, who has catapulted to stardom as the first major African American candidate for president, took the boldest risk of his political career Tuesday by confronting head-on the matter of race relations in America - an issue that suddenly…
The Australian Economy
Introduction to Business
Australia is a nation in which not many of us take into consideration for any reason whatsoever. The only thing I recognized this nation is for having kangaroos. Even when it comes to tourism we think of traveling within the United States, or parts of Europe, or Japan. Well I say Australia should be a nation to consider looking at. There are economic reasons for which I state Australia is a country…
Contemporary Australian Theatre Essay
Contemporary Australian plays explore social concerns specifically related to the Australian audience in order to not only entertain but force them to engage with relevant social issues within their society. Jack Davis and Dorothy Hewitt both explore Australia's lack of identity in order to confront their audiences on the truth of our past. However Jack Davis's play (1986) 'No Sugar' explores the devastating reality of the Europeans stripping the Aboriginals…
The political party is a organization to gain power, their candidates often face financial difficulties do to the voting percentage. A set of beliefs that affect our outlook on the world is ideology. Religion is one type of ideology, and religious belief affects a person's view. One of the two major contemporary political parties in the U.S. along with the Republican Party. Democrat is also the oldest political organization in…
of the party which most from the western, Jackson's first attempt of the road leading to the White
House failed. Until the election of 1828, more social forces supported him and called themselves
Democrats. he got more supporters than the previous president John Q. Adams. Thus, Jackson won the
role of president from John Q. Adams. While, Jacksonian Democrats mistakenly viewed themselves
as the guardians of the United States Constitution, political democracy, and the individual liberty.
However, he did give same economic opportunity…
The Australian Aborigines have a unique culture, but also a similar culture compared to our American culture when it comes to kinship, marriage, population control, and religion/creation.
The Australian Aborigines keep a close knit family, even when it comes to marriages. In this culture, cross-cousin marriage is acceptable. This means that one can marry his father’s sister’s child, or a mother’s brother’s child. This keeps alliances strong between bands. It is common for the Aborigines to marry…
The Effects Of Southern Democrats On African Americans Past And Present
The most degrading and inhumane events of the past, and the right to live free no matter the color of a man’s skin has changed the world indefinitely. Democratic governments were in power in all of the southern states, they continued piece by piece taking away African American’s rights. This was done in various ways such as the sharecropping system that kept African Americans dependent…
Jackson and the Jacksonian Democrats
brought forth the idea that they were guardians of the Constitution and many aspects of the U.S.
government. The Democrats had tried to defend what they thought was the right way to guard the
Constitution, individual liberty, equality of economic opportunity, and political democracy. During this
era people supported Jackson's efforts to preserve their views and beliefs, and other did not. President
Jackson and the Jacksonian Democrats proved that they wanted to…
There was a major change for Australian Consumer Law. Within this paper, the differences on the old and the new system will be discussed further.
Australian Consumer Law is a single national law, which is, applies in all jurisdictions, to all business and to all industry sectors. The ACL also represents a new approach to considering consumer policy issues, with the Australian Government and the States and Territories working closely together to consider develop and implement changes…