Conscription Australia essays
Conscription is a system of compulsory enrolment of men and women into the armed forces. It is now a major issue in today's society due to the Great War, starting in 1914.
At the moment Australia is totally relying on voluntary enlistment, now in 1916, two years into the war soldier's numbers are declining, and the need for more recruitments is required. Prior to this enlistments exceeded the numbers the army could accept!
For us Australians we see the war as a great opportunity to win a place in the empires traditions!We all feel the need for the empires support to feel secure, safe and protected.How were we supposed to win a place in its traditions if we don't have enough men willing to fight for the country, let alone the empire!!
All other countries in the war including Britain are fighting with conscripted military forces and we believe Australia should also take part in this system.
Our main topics in our debate for conscription will cover issues such as politicians, political parties, pro-conscriptionists, loyalty to the empire, employment, mateship, heroic views, self-discipline and Australia's independence.
Conscription is a great system that entitles men to experience a once in a lifetime adventure as well as being able to fight for a great and noble cause! It also teaches young men self-discipline and life skills such as cooking, cleanliness, obeying rules, communication skills and co-operating with others. These skills allow individuals to have much more independence.
It is unfair for men to be allowed to avoid their duty while family, mates and those who have volunteered are out there fighting for them!! This represents Australian men as cowardice, and very unegalitarian.
These issues all take part in understanding why Australia desperately needs conscription in order to reach expectations of the empire. Without conscription Australia will be represented as