Referendum Essays

  • 1967 Referendum Essay

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    What was the 1967 Referendum? The 1967 referendum was an open vote to decide the popular's assessments of two parts of the Australian constitution (a composed proclamation which traces the nation's standards and controls) that related straightforwardly to Indigenous Australians. The issue of Indigenous rights was encountering a blast in mindfulness and activity was being requested by the overall population. Harrold Holt, the Prime Minister at the time was in charge of consenting to the national

  • Old Problems and New Realities

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    notable being the 1980 and 1995 Referendums in Quebec. The province has provided its residence, and the larger national population, with a great source of conversation and controversy. The Parti Quécécois introduced both referendums, although the party was under different leadership: Réne Lévesque in 1980 and Jaques Parizeau in 1995. Both were strongly in favor of the provinces secession from Canada. For the citizens and politicians of Quebec during both Referendums, the results speak volumes about

  • The Use of Referenda

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    of Referenda A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. This may be the adoption of a new constitution, a constitutional amendment, a law, the recall of an elected official or simply a specific government policy. There are many arguments for and against a referendum. Starting with the positive aspects of a referendum, first of all, referendums are the most legitimate

  • 31st Amendment to the Constitution

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    In this essay I hope to analyse the 31st amendment to the Constitution by firstly, evaluating it's purpose and secondly, comparing it to previous case law and predicting it's legal impact. It is firstly helpful to note that the article being amended is relating to the welfare of children . It is arguable that the, Consitution has prevoiusly failed in it's protection for children and so this amendment is aiming to tackle this failure and offer children stronger protection. Below I will give an evaluation

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Australian Constitution

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    For many years, the question of how adaptable and flexible the constitution is in Australia has been widely debated. As of now the atmosphere of verbal confrontation on protected change, has restored enthusiasm toward the issue in exploring whether the constitution is versatile and adaptable in meeting the needs of the nation following 100 years in being embraced. Many would state that the constitution is not a living document and therefore, it does not change to meet the needs of the nation. One

  • Constitutional Change In The Australian Constitution

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    A Constitution is a set of rules put in place to govern a country, by which the parliament, executive and judiciary must abide by in law making and administering justice. In many countries, these laws are easily changed, while in Australia, a referendum process must take place to alter the wording of the Constitution (Commonwealth of Australia, date unknown, South Australian Schools Constitutional Convention Committee 2001). Since the introduction of the Australian Constitution in January 1901, there

  • The Nevada Constitution And The Nevada State Constitution

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    First, the Nevada Constitution is longer and more detailed than the federal constitution, like most states. This is partly due to the fact that state constitutions contain many more policy-oriented provisions, built up over time, as well as provisions concerning the character, virtue and even morality of the state's people (Robert F. Williams, May 2010). For example the U.S. Constitution is only about 7,400 words while the Nevada Constitution contained about 16,500 words when it was ratified in 1864

  • The Suppliants By Euripides

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    IS. In The Suppliants, Euripides wrote, “The people cannot form proper judgements and therefore cannot rightly direct a state”. However, people do have the ability to rule the state, without having to meet any arbitrary requirements to be fit to rule. While the term ‘proper judgement’ is highly subjective, the notion that only a few have the ability to rule is paternalistic. Euripides is living in the midst of democracy in Athens, therefore his quote is a critique of what is happening around him

  • Article 42A: Rights of a Child in the Irish Constitution

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    Article 42A is a new section that was put into the Constitution in Ireland and regards the rights of the child. This essay will outline and discuss Article 42A of the Constitution, including an assessment of its potential to improve the lives of children in Ireland. Before Article 42A was passed, children did have some rights under the Constitution, they were given some of the rights as other people living in Ireland, for instance the right to obtain residency (Articles 2 and 9) and in suitable

  • Is Venezuela a Democracy?

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    Opinions about the state of democratic governance in Venezuela during the government of President Hugo Chávez Frías have been polarized. Some critics come close to labeling it a dictatorship while others, his supporters, claim to be restoring a truly democratic regime to Venezuela. Venezuelan society is polarized along political lines and this climate does not help to consolidate liberal democracy. In such a context, it is easy to fall into simplistic, black and white views; however, it is important

  • The UK Constitution

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    A constitution can be defined as being a body of rules which provides how the state is to be governed. Professor King in his Hamlyn Lecture offered the following definition of a constitution: ‘A set of the most important rules that regulate the relations among the different parts of the government of a given country and also the relations between the different parts of the government and the people of the country.’ Furthermore, Colin Turpin suggests that a constitution is ‘a body of rules, conventions

  • California's Promise

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    In the 1960’s California experienced reverence through the reputation of being a promising great state. The increasing population as well as the massive publicity, contributed in highlighting this notion. However, in 2011, California no longer holds the same reputation in the eyes of its residents. With a current state deficit of $25.4 Billion, many Californians believe that the state is hopeless and can no longer regain to its past stardom. Famed Historian, Kevin Starr argues that California has

  • Initiative And Referendum

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    initiative and/or referendum rights for their citizens. Referendum is a state-level method of direct legislation, a vote on a single specific issue put to the public by the government, a form of direct democracy. Initiative is when voters can instruct the legislature to consider a specific bill to be voted on through gathered signatures, it allows laws or amendments to be initiated directly by the voters. Although some citizens may not be fully educated on each initiative/referendum, Initiatives and

  • Electoral College Argumentative Essay

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    Voting is at the center of every democratic system. In america, it is the system in which a president is elected into office, and people express their opinion. Many people walk into the voting booth with the thought that every vote counts, and that their vote might be the one that matters above all else. But in reality, America’s voting system is old and flawed in many ways. Electoral College is a commonly used term on the topic of elections but few people actually know how it works. Every ten

  • Tax Initiatives: Proposition 30

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    “Proposition 30” Proposition 30 (prop 30 or SB11) is supported by the schools and local public safety protection Act of 2012. Prop 30 is a tax initiative led by California governor Jerry Brown. Prop 30 is aimed at reducing forecasted budget cuts to public schools also higher education, by increasing the California sales tax from 7.25% to 7.50%for the next four years. It also will create three new tax brackets for taxable incomes. Incomes exceeding $250,000, $300,000 and $500,000 will pay more in

  • Rowe V Electoral Commissioner Case Study

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    This paper discusses about the recent case, Rowe v Electoral Commissioner [2010] 273 ALR 1 (hereafter Rowe), related with the notions of representative government and representative democracy. Through the discussion of the case, this paper also analyses its significance in Australia. Representative Government & Representative Democracy The notion of representative government distinguishes from the notion of representative democracy. McHugh J in Theophanous said that representative democracy describes

  • interest groups

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    In the past fifty years, the range of interest groups has grown enormously at the federal level. There are groups that have an impact on a broad range of policies and appointments. Today there are several kinds of interest groups present in Congress that fall into the categories of economic groups and non economic groups. The four main types of economic groups are business, labor, agricultural, and professional groups. These groups seek some type of economic gain for its members. The four main

  • Referendums Pros Cons

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    Referendums are always be implemented in order to reach a decision on a constitutional matter when the government can’t do it themselves. It helps the government decide on a specific issue based on the votes of the citizens, for example the referendum in 2011 on whether the voting system should change from First Past the Post to Alternative Vote. They are exceedingly important at a crucial stage of a constitutional issue, even if it is expensive and a waste of time to hold a referendum. However

  • Quebec 1995 Referendum

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    have occurred if Quebec had voted "Yes" in the 1995 referendum? Introduction This discussion tackles the Quebec 1995 referendum, more especially regarding what would have been the consequence of a Yes Vote during the referendum. This topic is important, considering that it focuses on as issue of high political ramification, which has also found subsequent applications worldwide, with several other sections of different countries holding referendums to seek for a right to govern themselves as sovereign

  • Quebec Referendum Essay

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    Hunter Gross Kyle Sutter CHC-2DI January 26, 2017 The Quebec Referendum 1995 ` The Quebec Referendum was the second Referendum that has has happened in Canada deciding whether Quebec should proclaim national authority and become an independent country. The Referendum took place in Quebec on the 30th of october, 1995. With the failure of both Meech Lake and the Charlottetown Accord, the forces of nationalism in Quebec were once again given a boost. The Quebec government asked the nation's