25th September 2017
   

HERITAGE

The Australian National Flag

 |  Monday, 18 August 2014 00:00  |  Published in HERITAGE

Following federation in 1901, the new Commonwealth Government arranged a competition to choose a flag for the young nation, and entries were submitted from 32, 823 people – nearly 1% of the total Australian population at the time. There were five finalists with identical designs. One of the designers was Ivor Evans, a fourteen year old schoolboy.

The Origins of Australian Law

 |  Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00  |  Published in HERITAGE

Putting aside customary Aboriginal law, contemporary Australian law originates from the British legal hegemony following colonisation of the eastern seaboard of Australia in 1770. Australia's legal system is described as an absorbed jurisdiction of the Imperial British legal system, followed by a sequence of Imperial and, upon Federation of Australia, Australian statutes that comprise together with concomitant Commonwealth, Imperial and State and Territory common law, custom and Constitutional convention, "the law" of Australia.

Free Speech Is A Core Western Freedom

 |  Monday, 04 August 2014 00:00  |  Published in HERITAGE

Freedom and Heritage Society asserts firmly that Australians are born with fundamental human rights: these are not gifts from government or the United Nations, and we do not elect governments to take them away.



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