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The conscription debate | Ergo

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On Sunday 3 September 1939, Prime Minister Robert Menzies declared to the nation that Australia was at war with Germany. Australia was completely unprepared. It had not maintained substantial armed forces during the years of peace.
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steffi's comment, September 4, 2013 11:26 PM
defence act 1903 enabled aus government to conscript men but only for homeland defence
steffi's comment, September 4, 2013 11:28 PM
Prime Minieter's declaration (Menzies), recruiting methods, australia divides over the question of conscription
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Conscription in Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Military service
National service
Conscription crisis
Conscientious objection

Conscription in Australia, or mandatory military service also known as national service, has a controversial history dating back to the first years of nationhood. Australia currently has no conscription.

The government of prime minister Alfred Deakin and other non-Labor governments had introduced a form of conscription for boys from 12 to 14 years of age and for youths from 18 to 20 years of age between 1905 and 1909.

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steffi's comment, September 4, 2013 11:45 PM
conscription ww1 & ww2
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What were the results of the Australian Conscription vote in WWII?

What were the results of the Australian Conscription vote in WWII? | WW2 Conscription | Scoop.it
World War II
In 1939, at the start of World War II all unmarried men aged 21 were to be called up for three months’ Militia training. These men could serve only in Australia or its territories.
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steffi's comment, September 4, 2013 11:40 PM
start of war: all unmarried men aged 21
mid-1942: all men aged 18-35, single men aged 35-45
compulsory military service ended in 1945
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Conscription and manpower controls, Government control, Australia and World War II, History Year 9, NSW | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia

Conscription and manpower controls, Government control, Australia and World War II, History Year 9, NSW | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia | WW2 Conscription | Scoop.it
Conscription and manpower controls, Government control, Australia and World War II, History, Year 9, NSW Introduction As war crept onto the doorstep of Australia, Prime Minister Curtin's Labor Party continued to centralise the workforce and...
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steffi's comment, September 4, 2013 11:48 PM
Newspaper cartoon - anti conscription