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BTN History of voting

BTN History of voting

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Ever  few years all Australian citizens over the age of 18 get to vote, but for a long time it wasn’t like that. Women were though of as overly emotional simply not smart enough to vote, by the late 1800’s suffragettes (women who demanded that they be able to vote), they wrote articles and led protests. Finally in 1902 they were granted the right to vote,and Australia became the very first country to allow women to vote and go up for election, but that didn’t mean everyone could vote. Aboriginal Australians couldn’t vote, they could finally vote in 1949, but that was only for those who served in the army.  It wasn’t until 1962 all aboriginals had the right to vote. Did you know the voting age was 21 until 1973 ?!

 

Currently can aboriginals run for parliament?

Are there any country’so   now that  don’t allow women  to vote?

I understand that it took Australia a long time to allow all Australian citizens to have the right to vote.

 

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When we think of the most powerful person in Australia we probably think of the PM, but did you know there’s actually someone who FIRE the PM and they’re called the Governor General ( or GG). They represent the queen ( because we are a monarchy) and make sure the Prime minister is following all the rules. Although they have private jets and mansions that doesn’t necessarily mean they have it easy, they have to attend many events and shake LOTS of hands and of our previous GG’s attended at least one event every day for the whole time she was GG. And you know back in 1975 the GG John Kerr fired the PM Gough Whitlam, this caused a ton of controversy, so it fair to say its not a job to take lightly. 

Question

Will a GG ever fire a pm again?

Who is our current GG?

 

Understanding 

I understand that being GG is a really important job even though they might not get much credit or publicity and is not a job to be taken lightly.

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btn the 3 levels of government

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There are 3 very important levels of government, federal , state and local, they all work separately (although they may overlap) to keep our country and it’s states and territory’s safe. Federal looks after the big stuff  like monetary issues and taxes, foreign affairs, defence and so much more. State look after things concerning it state ( or territory) like police the fire department and ambulance, it looks after roads ( particularly large freeways) , schools, and hospitals. Local looks after the smaller things ( although there are over 500 of them through out Australia) they look after permits, pets and garbage. Although sometimes they disagree federal alway gets the final say.

Who is or local leader? 

What dissargements have the 3 levels had recently?

I now understand who they 3 levels of government are and the roles and responsibilities  they have.

 

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Brief summary

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This BTN was about young leaders day, empowering young leaders and what they had to say about important topics that they believed in .

Most successful leaders have the empowering  way they talk and the fact that they can connect with the people they talk to in common. 

Great leaders also have in common the fact that they lead by example and aren’t afraid to be the first at something.

Some kids put together videos and speeches about important topics like homelessness and bulling

I understand how important empowering young kids is.

I also understand how what sorts of things make a good leader.

Young leaders day is important it allows children to feel empowered and lets them have a say. 

 

 

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Long ago the ancient Greeks wanted to give their people a say I big decisions so they decided start the very first types of democracy, democracy is made up of two Greek words Demos meaning people and Kratos meaning rule or power, so put together was rule of the people. This democracy athough it was an extremely important part and was a revaluationay part of history, it wasnt fair, women, slaves and people who were considered as poor didn’t have the right to vote. Surprisingly enough thousands of men still voted and had the right to attend meeting. By the Middle Ages Europe started to use monarchs instead of democracy and disappointingly enough democracy started to fade away .Allthough some good things came out of monarchs in England, like the manga carta which seemed to make monarchy’s in great England slight more fair, it still wasn’t as fair as it could be. Currently we only have 2 absalute monarchs, Saudi Arabia and Qatar which are ruled only by king and queen, although there are many country’s like England who have a king and queen but also have a democracy and prime minister. Currently democracy is the most popular type of government , here in Australia we are a representative democracy in which we have politicians representing us in parliament, the politicians explain their veiws and what they want to happen and then all law abiding Australian citizens over the age of 18 vote on the politician with similar veiws as you. But there are many other types of Governments like dictatorships. For example in country’s like North Korea and Zimbabwe they have leaders who were either born in to the role of dictator of used force to become dictator in country’s of dictatorship the country’s citizens normally have very little rights and have very strict laws on what they can and can’t do.

I understand how ancient governments worked.

I understand the importance of democracy.

What made England ( in the Middle Ages) turn to monarchy?

Why are some places still in monarch ?

BTN weedy sea dragon

BTN weedy sea dragon

Insight

Recall

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-Weedy sea dragons are related to seahorses

-You can find them on the south and east coast.

-They are very close to being endangered.

-Will they become endangered?

-Were there any at the aquarium we visited today?

-We must look after our sea life so our ocean’s stay buzzing  with life.

 

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Insight

-This school sorted their waste into different categories.

-Each class had 3 bins and sorted it into compost, recycle, reduce.

-Their goal is to reduce waste.

How has this impacted their school?

How long has the school been doing this?

All schools should do something similar in the hopes it will change how much waste we use

 

Polar Ice Caps Melting

Polar Ice Caps Melting

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-In the late 18th century sailors wanted to get from Europe to China but the didn’t want to have to sail around all the contents to get to china so they took the north passage(a passage through the north pole).

– It turn out the ice was to thick back then to travel through.

– Hundreds of sailors died.

– Will scientists and if so when will they do something about the polar ice caps melting?

-What cane we do about the ice caps melting?

– My insight was that the ice caps are melting rapidly and we must do something about it before its to late.

 

Anh Do and his Experience as a Refugee.

Anh Do and his Experience as a Refugee.

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This video was about how Anh Do fled Vietnam to create a better life in Australia.

–  Anh Do survived two pirate attacks, the pirates dangled his brother over the ship but     in the last minute sparing  his brothers life, his brother actually became the 2005           young Australian of the year.

–  A German ship rescued Anh Do and his family.

–   Once in Australia they were welcomed by two nuns from st Vinnies , they gave them      a bag of clothes, but somewhere in the process getting misunderstood and gave             them boy and girl clothes when in fact they had two boys.

–   Why did the pirates spare Anh Do’s  brother?

–   How long till the German rescued them?

–  I admire Anh Do’s  sense of gratitude and his humble nature, he displayed a positive attitude during tough situations as a child and was always humble and kind.

 

This weeks BTN reflection

This weeks BTN reflection

This video was about how Australia’s colonies joined to become a federation.

Australia was founded in 1770 by Captain James Cook. The British set up colonies, by 1850 there were 6 colonies, it was like they were different countries they had their own defence forces, their own railway systems and their own trade policy’s . But eventually they decided to join forces, meaning they would have a bigger defence force.

But the colonies with larger populations ( Victoria, New South Whales) were worried they’ed have to give lots money to to the smaller colonies ( Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia) and the smaller colonies were worried that the larger colonies would have too much power. Finally they all agreed that each colony  would have the same amount of senators so the smaller colonies wouldn’t be out numbered.

On July the 9th 1900 great Britain decided to let the colonies go, later on, on 1st of January 1901 they became a federation, the commonwealth of Australia.

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