Mass nonviolent protest, Australia

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Connors, Libby and Hutton, Drew. 2007. "Mass nonviolent protest, Australia." Kaid, Lynda Lee and Holtz-Bacha, Christina (ed.) Encyclopedia of political communication. Thousand Oaks, California. SAGE Publications Ltd.
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Mass nonviolent protest, Australia

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3172
Book TitleEncyclopedia of political communication
AuthorsConnors, Libby (Author) and Hutton, Drew (Author)
EditorsKaid, Lynda Lee and Holtz-Bacha, Christina
Volume2
SeriesEncyclopedia of Political Communication
Year2007
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Place of PublicationThousand Oaks, California
ISBN9781412917995
9781412953993
Web Address (URL)http://www.sagepub.co.uk/booksProdDesc.nav?currTree=Subjects&level1=700&prodId=Book227489
Abstract

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.

Keywordsmass protest, social movements, Australia
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440801. Australian government and politics
430302. Australian history
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Humanities and Communication
Queensland Greens, Australia
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