March 21

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Insight 

This clip is about an 18 year old that doesn’t want to vote in an election.  A ghost comes along and encourages her to vote by showing her the history of voting.

Facts

  1. Woman could not vote in the 1900’s is wasn’t until 1902 they women were allowed to vote in a federal election and be in parliament. 
  2. If you were an Aboriginal you could not vote but in 1949 if you were an Aboringinal that served in the army you could vote in a federal election. In 1962 the government let all Australian Aboriginals in a federal election.
  3. You had to be 21 years old to vote until 1973 and the rules changed to 18 years old.

Questions

  1. Who was the first woman in Parliament?

Answer: Enid Lyons and Dorothy Tangney

  1. Who was the first indigenous person in Parliament?

Answer: Neville Bonner in 1971

  1. Who was the youngest person in Parliament?

Answer: Edwin Corboy was 20 years old

Here is the link

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4464749.htm


Posted March 21, 2018 by quinn2016 in category Uncategorized

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