People of Australia – What do you believe Australia is? Another continent conquered by the Brits?
Maybe another piece of land lying on the face of this Earth? What if I told you that this could be changed to a nation, with a bright, strong future? We have the power to decide this country’s future that it holds for all of us. We can stand proud, and declare to the world we are Australian – the idea of federation. Ladies and Gentlemen, I am Edmund Barton.
Immigration, transport and our economic are issues that will be addressed once Australia is federated. We will overcome these obstacles, work together as one nation, not as separate colonies. We will be common, not foreigners. Federation will provide us with opportunities that we have been waiting for.
Transport will be standardized across all transport systems allowing smooth rail operations between colonies. Communication lines will be expanded to allow the increase of traffic to cope once federation occurs. It will allow faster re-stocking, allowing further sales, thus, strengthening our economy.
Federation will allow us to export our domestic resources around the world since we would be one nation, without the need of fighting for our resources. We can also import resources not usually available in our country for use at our disposal.
Why should Great Britain be creating our laws when we could create our own? Australia can run under our own constitution by our people, for our people to better suit our needs for an enhanced standard of living.
Australia became a nation when the six self-governing colonies, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania, united on the 1 st of January 1901. Before Federation, the colonies were politically separate, with their own laws and parliaments. After federation, Australia was no longer six self-governing colonies, but a nation with its own constitution and ...
Federation will also bring us a stronger military. Instead of having six, pathetic defense forces, each protecting one colony, we can have one strong, unified defense force to fend off invaders such as France, Germany and Asians that cross our borders. With France and Germany conquering different countries, they are a potential threat to us. With federation, we will be provided with a more secure, worry-free lifestyle and new employment opportunities – allowing our economy to flourish and to retain our white integrity.
Even if we have one centralized government, there will still be opportunities for states to have their own small customs. The federal government will accommodate for national requirements such as defense, and the state will for statewide requirements such as education. The voices of Australia will be heard – referendums and elections will be called to appeal for opinions from Australians. Make yourselves proud. Vote Yes for Federation, yes for Australia and yes for yourself. It will be an Australian victory.