Australia s Democracy

Australia s Democracy

Written by: John Hirst

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  • Publish Date: 2002
  • ISBN-10: 1865088455
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This work explores what sort of democracy Australians have made. It traces the establishing of democratic rights and freedoms from convict times until the present; from the era when racism limited political rights to today's concern that everyone's human rights be respected; from the demand that governments be free to carry out the people's wishes to the current desire to see all government power checked and controlled. It also examines notable Australian innovations like the secret ballot and the basic wage.

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