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Which of these statements best demonstrates Australia's values on freedom of Expression?

a) Everyone can peacefully express their opinions within the law

b) People with different views from me need to keep quiet

c) Only approved topics can be discussed

a) Everyone can peacefully express their opinions within the law


Should people in Australia make an effort to learn English?

Yes, English is the national language of Australia and it helps to get an education, a job, and to integrate into the community


In Australia, can you encourage violence against a person or group if you have been insulted?

No, it's againts Australian values and law


Should people tolerate one another where they find that they disagree?

Yes, peaceful disagreement reflects Australian values in relation to mutual respect


Which of the following is an example of contributing to the Australian community?

a. Volunteering or fundraising for a charity is a great opportunity to strengthen our community

b. I should not make any effort to get to know other people

c. People in Australia should not contribute to the community because Australia is a free country

a. Volunteering or fundraising for a charity is a great opportunity to strengthen our community


What are Australian values based on?

based on freedom, respect, fairness and equality of opportunity
Values define and shape our country and they are a reason why so many people want to become citizens


true of false

Under rule of Law, all Australians are equal in relation to the law and no person or group is above the law



What is Parliamentary democracy?

Parliament democracy is Australians system of Government

Laws are determined by parliaments elected by the people
Citizens are involved in how the country is governed
Power of the government comes from Australian people because citizens vote people to represent them in parliament


is voting compulsory?

Voting is compulsory in Australia, this shows the importance of participating in elections


What is Freedom of Speech?

People are able to express their ideas freely, so long it is within the law
People are free to meet in public or private places for social or political discussion
People are also free to say and write what they think about any topic and to discuss their ideas with others


True or False?

People are allowed to peacefully protest against the actions of government, because tolerance of peaceful public protect is an essential part of democracy



is it acceptable to promote violence against another person or group?

it is Never acceptable to promote violence against another person or group of people because of their background and culture or religion or encourage others to break the law
Other peoples freedom of speech must be respected as long as such expression is lawful


What is Freedom of association?

People are free to join or leave any group voluntarily as long as it is within the law
People are free to join any legal organisation, such as a political party, trade union, religious, cultural or social group
Individuals cannot be compelled to join an organisation or forced to leave it
Australians can gather freely with others, including to protest against a government action or an organisation
ALL PROTEST MUST BE WITHIN THE LAW, this means they must be peaceful and must not injure any person or damage property.


What is Australia's national religion?

Australia does not have a national religion


What is freedom of religion?

People are free to follow any religion they choose
Government treats all citizens equally, whatever their religion or beliefs
Religious practices must not break laws
Religious laws have no legal status in Australia
Australian law must be followed by everyone in Australia, including where it is different from religious laws.
Some religions or cultural practices, such as polygamy and forced marriage are gains the law and can result in severe legal penalties, including imprisonment
Religions intolerance is not accepted in Australian society
All people should be provided equal opportunity to pursue their goals and interest regardless of their ethnicity or religion as long as they are obeying the law.


do men and women have equal rights in Australia?

Men and women have equal rights in Australia and should be provided equality of opportunity to pursue their goals and interests.
Both men and women have equal access to education and employment, can vote at elections, stand for parliament, join the Australian Defence force and police force and are treated equally in courts law
It is against the law to discriminate against a person because of their gender
It is a right for a woman to get a job ahead of a man, if she has better qualifications and skills


can both men and women have the right to make their own independent choices about personal matters, such as marriage and religion and are protected by the law from intimidation or violence?



is divorce accepted in Australia?

Divorce is acceptable in Australia, either husband or wife can apply for divorce to the courts even if other spouse wishes to continue with marriage


What is a fair go?

Everyone, regardless of background is given equal opportunity to achieve success in life
everyone has same legal rights is an important aspect of fairness in Australian Society
What someone achieves should be a result of their handwork and talents, this means people should get a job based on their skills and experience, not because of gender, wealth or ethnicity


What is mutual respect and tolerance of others?

Individuals must respect the freedom and dignity of others and their opinions and choices
It is against the law to be violent towards another person

Australia values the principles of mutual respect and tolerance
This means listening to others and respecting their views and opinions even when they are different from your own
People should be tolerant of each other where they find they disagree
Racism has no place in Australia, including creating or sharing racially offensive material on line or other publications and making racially abusive comments in a public place or at a sporting event


what are some contributions you make as a citizen?

Citizen gives opportunity to participate in nations life and community
Means you are ready to fulfil your responsibilities as a citizen
People in Australia expect everyone to participate in our society and make a contribution to our community
Everyone has a responsibility to try and support themselves and their families when they are able to do so


Should you learn how to speak English?

Australian society values the English language as the national language
People living in Australia should make an effort to learn English
English is important to learn because it helps with education, a job and better integrate into the community
It is essential for economic participation and social cohesion