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By Judith Brett

Judith Brett, award-winning writer and recognized Australian political scientist, offers the 1st entire historical past of the Australian liberal culture, in addition to of the Liberal social gathering from the second one 1/2 the 20th century. The Liberal occasion of Australia used to be past due to shape in 1945, however the traditions and beliefs upon which it truly is based were significant to Australian politics on the grounds that federation.

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Deakin and Menzies were undoubtedly such leaders, both choosing the moment of their retirement. Announcing the election of Joseph Cook as leader on Deakin’s retirement in 1913, The Liberal gives a clear account of Liberals’ view of the role of the party leader. 65 This view of leadership is still manifest in the power today’s Liberal Party leader exercises over party policy. It gives priority to deliberations in the parliament, or at least the parliamentary party, and places its faith in the powers of one individual to rise above the ruck and resolve within himself the competing tendencies and values at play in any issue.

Catholic doctor, H. 16 Catholic churches surrounded by the school and the houses of the religious orders were an imposing presence in Australian suburbs and country towns, easily appearing to outweigh the scattered Protestant buildings. Residential patterns are important here, and such evidence as exists suggests patterns of residential segregation between Protestants and Catholics which would contribute to the development of community class consciousness, particularly in pre-automobile times when people’s social relations were more geographically bounded.

Where Liberals were heirs to parties whose essential function was to select the men who would form the government, Labor members had quite different priorities. As an early Labor parliamentarian put it: ‘We have not come into this House to support governments or oppositions. ’5 Labour parties first appeared in Australia in the early 1890s. The trade union movement had grown rapidly during the late 1880s, particularly among itinerant rural workers such as shearers. In the early 1890s, in deteriorating economic conditions, it embarked on a series of strikes.

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