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Accord

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Australasian and Pacific History.

In full the Prices and Incomes Accord, was an agreement between the trade unions and the Labor governments of the 1980s. Its purpose was to prevent a wage explosion such ...

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Assassination

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Australasian and Pacific History.

The premeditated murder of a political figure for reasons associated with the victim's prominence, political perspective, or some combination of both is known as assassination. As a formal...

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Australian Labor Party

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Politics.

(ALP)

is the oldest political party in Australia. Its origins lie in the formation of electoral organisations by trade unionists and socialists from the late 1880s. The defeat of...

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Commonwealth–state relations

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Australasian and Pacific History.

Cover a broad range of associations, agreements, and institutional arrangements for carrying on the complex business of governing in a federal system. The constitution provides the basic...

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Cooper, Henry Ernest

Thomas Clarkin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Australasian and Pacific History; World History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 944 words.

Cooper, Henry Ernest (28 August 1857–15 May 1929), lawyer and politician, was born in New Albany, Indiana, the son of William Giles Cooper and Harriet A. Weller. The details of his...

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Democratic Labor Party

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Australasian and Pacific History.

(DLP)

was an anti-communist political party formed by members of the Australian Labor Party. It had close associations to the Catholic lay organisation, the Movement. In 1955 the...

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Dole, Sanford Ballard

Barbara Bennett Peterson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Australasian and Pacific History; World History. 2321 words.

Dole, Sanford Ballard (23 April 1844–09 June 1926), president of the Republic of Hawaii and governor of the territory of Hawaii, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of Daniel Dole and...

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Eyre, Edward John

Gad Heuman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 2828 words.

Eyre, Edward John (1815–1901), explorer and colonial governor, was born at Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, on 5 August 1815, the third son of Anthony William Eyre, curate of Whipsnade and later...

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Forrest, John, first Baron Forrest

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making; Politics. 1259 words.

Forrest, John, first Baron Forrest (1847–1918), explorer and politician in Australia, third son of the ten children born to William Forrest (1819–1899), farmer and millwright, of Preston...

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Governor

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Have undergone a transformation in Australia since 1788. Captain Arthur Phillip, first governor of NSW, was practically the absolute ruler of the penal settlement. His successors (also...

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