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    Conscription in Australia During the Vietnam War
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    The Defence Act was amended in 1965, saying that National Servicemen may be obliged to serve overseas. This has only been applied as a law once before - in World War II. In March, 1966, the Government announced that National Servicemen could be sent to Vietnam to join the units of the Australian Regular Army and for secondment to the American forces. There was only a few ways to get out of conscription, and in turn fighting. Claim a student deferment - meaning you were a student in university and you had a prior commitment, or to attempt a conscientious objection application - meaning you were morally against war, and you refused to take part. You could also join the Citizen Military Forces, and only serve in Australia.
    Under the National Service Scheme, twenty-year-old males were required to register with the Department of Labour and National Service (DLNS). This meant that you would be subject to a ballot to be conscripted to the Vietnam War. Conscription was managed by picking out birthdays from a lottery machine. This was called the Lottery, 'The Birthday Ballot' or 'The Lottery of Death'. Birthdates were picked out of this lottery machine, and if your birthday came out and you had no disabilities, you were to be sent to Vietnam to fight for Australia, possibly for a full two years of Regular Service; The Birthday Ballot was televised. The way conscription worked was by using numbered marbles that represented birthdates that were then put in a barrel, the men picked were notified within a month if they were required to participate.
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    could also avoidvchdavoid conscription, however,
    The issue of Conscription, and the fact that Vietnam was the first war to be aired on television - see The Television War within this wiki - made the public realise how horrible all wars were. Protests (also known as moratoriums) were loud, and often turned violent. Before the war started, leaflets were handed out (see below for an example) about the consequences of war and signing up. Many people who handed these pamphlets out could be arrested and/or imprisoned. Huge moratoriums were organised on a regular basis in both America and Australia. The Australian moratorium was organised AFTER the Americans huge success with their's. In late 1969, the Vietnam Moratorium Campaign, or VMC was formed. They began to work on organising the Moratorium, and on May 8th, 9th, and 10th, it was to take place. Over these days, the demonstration in Melbourne brought together about 100,000 people. Across the whole of Australia, an estimated 200,000 people gathered to protest against the Vietnam war. - More information here
    The following picture is an advertisement for a moratorium.
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    On 9 September 1985, Davis was killed by shrapnel while filming a coup in Bangkok.
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    (Please note: The slide above are from various pictures found graphically expressing what the front line was like for troops. It was hand created by Elsa and Morgan and we recomend this site, "Slide", for anyone else wishing to do something simular, it's easy and fun.)
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    Early 1964, Neil travelled to Borneo to film the destruction that broke out between Indonesia and Malaya. It was his first assignment and war, but there was nothing there that interested him. This was the first of many to come. Later-on, Neil travelled to Vietnam and Laos. This was his first time to visit these states. He reported from across Asia, but was most well known to report in indo-china. Neil Davis shows combat footage and how he had a very lucky life when being in the front line. When he was on the front line, he had been injured a couple of time but, he almost lost a leg filming. He was strong and determined that he wanted to keep filming and recovered and continued on his work. He was driven around, to succeed in the best film he could get. For over 20 years he was worldwide known, being a jounalist and cameraman. Neil bought photographs from the 3 continents of worl wide TV.
    On 9 September 1985, Davis was killed by shrapnel while filming a coup in Bangkok.
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    The Returned Servicemen's League (RSL)
    The Returned Servicemen's league believed in the ANZAC spirit.
    The RSL denied vietnam veterans access to the RSL which is incredibly unfair because the veterans had had no choice but to go.
    People who supported the political parties
    People who supported The Liberal Party and The Country Party were in favour of sending troops to Vietnam.
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    In May 1970, over 200,000 Australians marched in the first Moratorium against the Vietnam War.
    Because of threats from the police, politicians and the media, 100,000 people in Melbourne marched- fairly convincing evidence that a majority of Australians now opposed the war and conscription.
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    Earlier on it was much harder, the demonstrations were small and isolated meaning they weren’t seen by the public and so people didn’t know about what was really happening. Activists were jailed and beaten, and the public’s opinion was strongly for the war.
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    On one occasion, draft resister Michael Matteson, handcuffed between two Federal Police, was freed by students using huge bolt-cutters. Incidents like this captured the imagination and gave others the confidence to resist the draft. By 1972, over 14,000 hadn't registered and there were 500 public non-compliers.
    Different views of Australia's Involvement in the vietnam War
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    Neil Davis, born 14 February 1934. Died, 9 September 1985. Known as one of Australia’s most well known and respected cameramen.
    Early 1964, Neil travelled to Borneo to film the destruction that broke out between Indonesia and Malaya. It was his first assignment and war, but there was nothing there that interested him. This was the first of many to come. Later-on, Neil travelled to Vietnam and Laos. This was his first time to visit these states. He reported from across Asia, but was most well known to report in indo-china. Neil Davis shows combat footage and how he had a very lucky life when being in the front line. When he was on the front line, he had been injured a couple of time but, he almost lost a leg filming. He was strong and determined that he wanted to keep filming and recovered and continued on his work. He was driven around, to succeed in the best film he could get. For over 20 years he was worldwide known, being a jounalist and cameraman. Neil bought photographs from the 3 continents of worl wide TV.
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    in Bangkok.
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    Neil Davis on the frontline Neil Davis 30 years of age.

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    Neil Davis, born 14 February 1934. Died, 9 September 1985. Known as one of Australia’s most well known and respected cameramen.
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    his work. He was driven around, to succeed in the best film he could get. For over 20 years he was worldwide known, being a jounalist and cameraman. Neil bought photographs from the 3 continents of worl wide TV.
    On 9 September 1985, Davis was killed by shrapnel while filming a coup in Bangkok.

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    in indo-china. Neil Davis shows combat footage and how he had a very lucky life when being in the front line. When he was on the front line, he had been injured a couple of time but, he almost lost a leg filming. He was strong and determined that he wanted to keep filming and recovered and continued on his work.
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    God help me, he was going home in June. "
    Some Lyrics From the Song " I was Only Nineteen" By Red gum
    Neil Davis
    Neil Davis, born 14 February 1934. Died, 9 September 1985. Known as one of Australia’s most well known and respected cameramen.
    Early 1964, Neil travelled to Borneo to film the destruction that broke out between Indonesia and Malaya. It was his first assignment and war, but there was nothing there that interested him. This was the first of many to come. Later-on, Neil travelled to Vietnam and Laos. This was his first time to visit these states. He reported from across Asia, but was most well known to report in indo-china.

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