IMPACTS OF WW1 UPON AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY
Almost a century has passed yet Australia nonetheless identifies highly with the Anzac legend' that emerged during the First Globe War. Entering the warfare as a tiny outpost of the British Empire, nobody would have predicted the courage and tenaciousness displayed by the Australian soldiers or the magnitude to which their particular war attempts would become the foundation of each of our national id.
While it lacked large numbers of troops to contribute to the British warfare effort, Down under gave everything it had which included major produce and other vital items. In fact , during the war years Government handed the War Precautions Take action, which gave it the liberty to make new laws more readily and thus focus the entire power of the nation on the warfare. Some of the fresh powers exerted by the Govt were censorship of multimedia and personal communication, internment of persons residing in Australia who came from " enemy countries" and the requisitioning of farmers' crops. Therefore wheat maqui berry farmers and made of wool growers benefited from govt politics as it set up a national delivery line and improved transport within the region. Industries likewise developed due to the war, especially in areas such as chemical compounds, metals and textiles.
A divisive issue in Australia during the war years was appel. Australia previously had nationwide service (a form of conscription that resulted in men could be called up for home defence) but they wasn't able to be delivered overseas. Labor Prime Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Billy Barnes believed in overall and total support pertaining to the conflict and he became persuaded that in order to provide this Australia needed even more troops, which usually meant conscription. In an effort to persuade Parliament by simply showing the Australian public supported the development of conscription, Barnes decided to carry a national referendum. Once Hughes released the referendum, he believed a strong " yes" in most. He had absolutely no way of realizing that instead he previously asked something...
SOSE text book - second edition. By: Judy Mraz, Russell Ives, Jo Lamont, Megan Bourke, David Kronenberg, Indicate Easton and Maureen Anderson.