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Transcript of Australian Politics.

Australian Politics.
Australian Politics
This is a short summary of Australian Politics. It includes the prime ministers of Australia, the political parties, and some of the major events.
Prime Ministers
Following the names of each Australian Prime Minister in the order that they where elected, with the dates they held office and which party the belonged to.
All pictures are from:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Political Parties
Liberal Party
The Nationals
Australian Labor Party
Australian Greens

Australian Democrats
Country Liberal Party
Democratic Labor Party
Katter's Australian Party
Liberal National Party
One Nation
Other Minor Parties and Independents

Major Events
1. Sir Edmund Barton,
1 January 1901 - 24 September 1903.
Protectionist.
2. Alfred Deakin,
24 September 1903 27 - April 1904.
Protectionist.
3. Chris Watson,
27 April 1904 - 18 August 1904.
Labor.
4. George Reid,
18 August 1904 - 5 July 1905.
Free Trade.
(2). Alfred Deakin,
5 July 1905 - 13 November 1908.
Protectionist
5. Andrew Fisher,
13 November 1908 - 2 June 1909.
Labor.
(2). Alfred Deakin,
2 June 1909 - 29 April 1910.
Commonwealth Liberal.
(5). Andrew Fisher,
29 April 1910 - 24 June 1913.
Labor.
6. Joseph Cook,
24 June 1913 - 17 September 1914.
Commonwealth Liberal.
(5). Andrew Fisher,
17 September 1914 - 27 October 1915.
Labor.
7. Billy Hughes,
27 October 1915 - 9 February 1923.
Labor/Nationalist.
8. Stanley Bruce,
9 February 1923 - 22 October 1929.
Nationalist.
9. James Scullin,
22 October 1929 - 6 January 1932.
Labor.
10. Joseph Lyons,
6 January 1932 - 7 April 1939.
United Australia.
11. Sir Earle Page,
7 April 1939 - 26 April 1939.
Country.
12. Robert Menzies,
26 April 1939 - 28 August 1941.
United Australia.
13. Arthur Fadden,
28 August 1941 - 7 October 1941.
Country.
14. John Curtin,
7 October 1941 - 5 July 1945.
Labor.
15. Frank Forde,
6 July 1945 - 13 July 1945.
Labor.
16. Ben Chifley,
13 July 1945 - 19 December 1949.
Labor.
(12). Sir Robert Menzies,
19 December 1949 - 26 January 1966.
Liberal.
17. Harold Holt,
26 January 1966 - 19 December 1967.
Liberal.
18. John McEwen,
19 December 1967 - 10 January 1968.
Country.
19. John Gorton,
10 January 1968 - 10 March 1971.
Liberal.
20. William McMahon,
10 March 1971 - 5 December 1972.
Liberal.
21. Gough Whitlam,
5 December 1972 - 11 November 1975.
Labor.
22. Malcolm Fraser,
11 November 1975 - 11 March 1983.
Liberal.
23. Bob Hawke,
11 March 1983 - 20 December 1991.
Labor.
24. Paul Keating,
20 December 1991 - 11 March 1996.
Labor.
25. John Howard,
11 March 1996 - 3 December 2007.
Liberal.
26. Kevin Rudd,
3 December 2007 - 24 June 2010.
Labor.
References
Anne Twomey, 2006. The Chameleon Crown: The Queen and Her Australian Governors. Edition. Federation Press.

Australia's Prime Ministers. National Archives of Australia. September 3, 2013, 13:48. Available at: http://www.primeministers.naa.gov.au/timeline/results.aspx. Accessed September 3, 2013.

The Dismissal of the Whitlam Government - November 11th, 1975. 2013. The Dismissal of the Whitlam Government - November 11th, 1975. [ONLINE] Available at: http://whitlamdismissal.com/. [Accessed 04 September 2013].

The motion – National Archives of Australia. 2013. The motion – National Archives of Australia. [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/snapshots/dismissal/. [Accessed 04 September 2013].

Parliament @ Work - Political Parties. 2013. Parliament @ Work - Political Parties. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.parliament.curriculum.edu.au/pol_parties.htm. [Accessed 11 September 2013].

ParlInfo - Appendix 6 / PRIME MINISTERS. 2013. ParlInfo - Appendix 6 / PRIME MINISTERS. [ONLINE] Available at:http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;orderBy=customrank;page=0;query=Prime%20Ministers;rec=0;resCount=Default. [Accessed 04 September 2013].

Wikipedia contributors. Prime Minister of Australia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. September 3, 2013, 17:30 UTC. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Prime_Minister_of_Australia&oldid=572218290. Accessed September 3, 2013.

27. Julia Gillard
24 June 2010 - 27 June 2013.
Labor.
(26). Kevin Rudd,
27 June 2012 - Incumbent.
Labor.
1901
Parliament met for the first time on May 9th.

1902
First Federal Election, December 16th.

1902
The Commonwealth Franchise Act was passed, which meant
Caucasian women over 21 years of age could vote.

1906
Postal Voting became available.

1908
Parliament electoral roles were established.

1912
Compulsory enrollment began.

1913
Preferential voting was used for the first time on
the 13th December

1924
Voting in Federal Elections became Compulsory.

1927
Parliament met at Canberra for the first time.





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1996
Introduction of the Workplace Relations Act.

1997
The formation of the ‘One Nation Party’ by Pauline Hansen.

2000
The Howard Government introduced the Goods and Service Tax.

2008
Kevin Rudd leads the country in a formal apology to the
aboriginals for the “Stolen Generations”.

2010
Julia Gillard became the 1st female Prime Minister of
Australia.
1975
Malcolm Fraser blocks supply on the 11th November, bringing the nation to a standstill until Governor-General John Kerr dismisses Prime Minister Gough Whitlam
on 11 November 1975. Kerr then appointed Malcolm Fraser, Leader of the Opposition,
as caretaker Prime Minister.

1986
The Australia Act is introduced, making the High Court of Australia the final
court of appeal. The Act also removes the right of the UK parliament to pass law
for Australia.
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