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.
Australia didn't have conscription during WWI; it was first used in the Vietnam War.
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.
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.
This was William 'Billy' Hughes.
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.
end of conscriptionconscription in Australia ended on dec2, 1972.