Low economic growth became present during the world recession in the early 1970s and funding for Whitlam’s social reforms became hard to sustain and increased demands for money for welfare. As a result, Whitlam failed to prioritise economic expenditure. Because of the crisis, appropriated funds for government expenditure (such as voting on bills) was put off and delayed. Consequently, this gave an impression of failure to fulfil promises in which the election had proposed.
Rex Connor as well as numerous members of the Labor Party were reluctant to the severity of their actions and unaware of the political naivety that may impact on the country in which they governed. Rex was so committed to his dream of ‘buying back the farm’ to secure Australia’s ownership of land, to an extent in which he negotiated and bargained for loans on behalf of the entire Australian government. Again, this had a crucial effect on the country and produced economy. However, the advantages of the Gough Whitlam’s governing outweighed all the negative controversy which occurred.
With Gough Whitlam and his crew in power, the search for great hopes and great endeavours in all areas such as rights for indigenous Australians, multiculturalism and benefits for women became apparent. The introduction of the policy of self-determination encouraged land rights and aimed to improve indigenous Australians’ access to justice. Along with the provision of appropriate funds to establish legal support for land right claims, the Whitlam government also thrived to return land to the Gurindji people in 1975, which could not have been possible under the governing of another political group.
The appointment of the first Labour government in January 1924 was widely regarded by contemporaries as an event of great political and social significance. The new Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, lacked the governmental experience of his predecessors and had risen from obscure origins. Many on the political right expressed alarmist expectations of attacks on private property and established ...
Moving away from the policy of integration, different cultures which represented Australia were recognised and embraced through multiculturalism. Rather than only accepting North European and North American tourists, the Citizenship Act was implemented and therefore people from other backgrounds were welcomed. Support for migrants was enforced in radio programs which were interpreted in different languages creating a better understanding for everyone in the community. Equal opportunities for women were promoted by the Whitlam government, allowing them to apply for jobs in which ‘men only’ specialised in.
Assisting in issues regarding traditional roles, single mothers were given allowances to cater for the needs of their children and support the family. As well as promoting equality for indigenous Australians, people of different ethnic backgrounds and for women, the Whitlam government also imposed other significant reform policies such as the abolition of university fees and increased spending on education, programs such as relocation of sewerage to urban areas which was beneficial for society’s health and establishment of a variety of commissions which helped in promoting arts, wildlife services, film and heritage.
Creating partnerships and ties with foreign nations was something that the Australian government intended to accomplish. Whitlam undertook a variety of procedures to achieve such a goal. Recognising the public of China is just one example of the measures taken to fulfil this objective. Fearing that Mao Zedong’s Communist Party in control was an incident which could be compared to the Nazi situation, Whitlam’s scheme was to improve Australia’s relationship with China and raise awareness of the reality of China as a Communist nation.
With the diplomatic recognition of China, the relationship between the two countries was the beginning of cultural trade programs and investment in tourism. Australia readily assisting and allying with many different nations, sought to become independent from that of Britain and the United States. His independent foreign policies wanted to as well as keep the relationship with surrounding nations; make every effort possible to express the interest of Australian as an individual continent.
When we talk about family, there should be a house where parents and children can live together, with extended family link with grandparents, uncles, aunts and so on. Although the notions of family may be the same, there still are a lot of diversities between different countries’ family life. A comparison of family life in Australia and China from governmental, cultural and social aspects ...
Rather than primarily focusing on the assistance of other nations, such as the military commitments in Vietnam, the Whitlam government aimed to overcome racist attitudes and depict Australia as a country which was dedicated and devoted to international agreements on environmental, heritage and human rights issues. Although Australia became temporarily self-governing, the government successfully continued the powerful and influential relationship with the United Nations.
The Whitlam Government did undergo processes which undermined the favourable support they received from the community, imposing a reason to conclude their discharge. However, the rights for indigenous people, for different cultures, for women, social reforms, reasonable legal acts, Australia’s independence and the powerful relationships with other nations provides the justification needed to deem that Gough Whitlam and his crew should not have been dismissed.