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Answered 2008-03-04 08:36:11

There was no conscription that could force a man to serve overseas. and Australians voted no on this in 1916 and again in 1917.

However military training for Australian men aged 18 to 60 had been compulsory since 1911.

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they introduced conscription in order to win the war on the Western front


Australian Government officially ended the Australia "Conscription" service in 1972.


Conscription deeply divided Australia in the early 1900's. Many families (and citizens for that matter) did not agree with boyhood conscription, so an opposition was formed. Conscription is no longer practiced in Australia.


It divided Australia as in it resulted that there were bitter debates and conflict within society at the time and within the labour government itself. The Australian socity divided into pro conscription and anti conscription. It brought to surface underlying conflicts.


Australia didn't have conscription during WWI; it was first used in the Vietnam War.


I only know the group which was against conscription and that was theAnglicanchurch and it showed a large percent of them votes no for conscription.


Many opposed their male family members being forced to fighting a war in Europe which did not threaten Australia.


who opposed (argued against) conscription in Australia during world war 1 and why? who opposed (argued against) conscription in Australia during world war 1 and why?



That question is asking an opinion. In MY opinion, Australia did the right thing to not introduce conscription. The war was won anyway. Conscription would have only lead to more deaths.


Riots, protests, demonstrations.


end of conscriptionconscription in Australia ended on dec2, 1972.


Conscription was introduced in Australia by the Holt Government due to the National Service Act passed in 1964. This continued until 1971 when Australia pulled out of the Vietnam War.


conscription started in Australia when mr king jong il created a porno. and Australian troops wer angry and started bating over it. in 1965


Australia has never had a problem getting the soldiers it needed for a war. conscription however can be handy if you are looking for canon foder that hasn't had much money spent on it in training.


Australians did not support conscription in WW1 all the troops Australia sent were volunteers.


Australia had conscription in place and active , before the Vietnam war in 1972 ,( or somewhere close to that) in the elections, the labor party defeated the democratic party. this was due to the labor party promising to abolish conscription and allow conscripted soldiers out of the army when labor won this did happen and there has not been conscription since


The British adopted conscription in 1916 because they wanted to break the stalemate at the Western Front. They believed that if they had more soldiers at the front, the war would end quciker and they would win. Only down side was that the Germans had the exact same plan.


Yes, Australia drafted men during the war.



Like the US, the last time was the Vietnam War.


No. The people of Australia voted "No" in two separate referendums.


27 January 1916: the Military Service Act.


Because after Gallipoli there were not enough volunteers to go to the slaughterhouse in Europe.


Australia wanted to protect it's own territory; and did not consider Europe to be it's problem.



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