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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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Australia

Kenneth Morgan.

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 168 pages.

Australia: A Very Short Introduction provides a wide-ranging introduction to modern Australia, examining its history, geography, and culture since the beginning of the white settlement of...

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Australia and the world

in Australia

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 6725 words.

How does an essentially Anglo-Celt country geographically isolated in the Pacific position itself within international politics? In ‘Australia and the world’ Japanese expansionism of the...

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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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Body and soul

in Australia

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 6563 words.

Australia's climate, location, colonial past, and American cultural influences have affected its national leisure pursuits. ‘Body and soul’ looks at the importance of fitness, sport, beach...

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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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Conclusion

in Australia

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 1076 words.

In the ‘Conclusion’ Australia's history is summarized: it's distinction as the last inhabitable continent to be explored by Europeans; the British foundation of the six colonies; the...

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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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domestic Service

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

Refers to paid employment as servants in the households of others. In all periods of history both men and women sought such employment. However, fewer men than women became servants after...

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