Mass nonviolent protest, Australia

Connors, Libby and Hutton, Drew (2007) Mass nonviolent protest, Australia. In: Encyclopedia of political communication. Encyclopedia of Political Communication, 2. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California. ISBN 978-1-4129-1799-5 (Print), 978-1-4129-5399-3 (E-ISBN )


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Mass protest serves either to pressure the government to change policy or to heighten awareness of the issue among the general population in order to effect policy changes.
This has been a regular characteristic of new social movement activity in Australia during the past 40 years. These movements include those against the Vietnam War in the late 1960s and early '70s (especially the Vietnam Moratorium movement in 1970 when 100,000 people marched in Melbourne alone), the campaign against the Franklin Dam in the early '80s, the anti-uranium and nuclear disarmament campaigns of the '70s and '80s, the Reconciliation movement culminating in the Sorry Day marches by one million Australians in the year 2000, and large protests of a similar scale against the Iraq War in 2003.

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Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Encyclopedia of political communication, Vol 2, 2007 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © [2007]'.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2008 00:14
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 03:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: mass protest, social movements, Australia
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160601 Australian Government and Politics
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)

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