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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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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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Governor

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

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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Greens

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

Are a political group concerned with protecting the environment that has gained increasing power and importance since the 1960s. Despite their unsuccessful battle in the early 1970s to stop...

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Northern Territory

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

A part of South Australia until 1911, when its population was just over 3,000, it was transferred to the federal government and became the responsibility of the Ministry for External...

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Packer

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

For the Packer family, personal and business alliances and enmities have often played as big a role as ideology in determining political positions. R. C. Packer (1879–1934), the mercurial...

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Premiers' Conference

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

Is an extra-constitutional device for consultation and cooperation between the state and Commonwealth governments. Before 1901 there were inter-colonial conferences to discuss matters of...

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