By Jeremy Moon, Campbell Sharman
This exam of the six states and self-governing territorial, in addition to nationwide, governments unearths the diversity and innovation which characterizes the govt and politics of the Australian federation. Chapters by way of best students within the box merge info and research for the expert in addition to the overall reader. The paintings is a useful resource for reference and instructing to somebody taken with Australian politics.
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Extra resources for Australian Politics and Government: The Commonwealth, The States and The Territories
Labor itself was kept out of ofﬁce until it won just as the great depression struck in 1929. Policy indecision and scandal ensured the disintegration of the Scullin government and its defeat in 1932. This period saw a major split in the Labor Party and the creation of a Federal Labor Party which contested the 1931 and 1934 federal elections in the face of rival Labor groupings, particularly in New South Wales (Hogan and Clune 2001, vol. 2). From 1941 to 1949 Labor was able to hold ofﬁce in Canberra, drawing the war to a conclusion and establishing the post-war order but, as economic conditions improved, the country once again turned to the Liberals.
2002). The party system is a long way Source: 0 25 1961 1955 1951 1972 1966 1946 1940 1934 1929 1925 1919 1914 1910 calculated from the Australian Government and Politics Project database, University of Western Australia. 3 Commonwealth House of Representatives, general elections 1910–2001: vote share of two largest parties (% of first preference vote) 2001 1996 1990 1984 1980 1975 28 G OVERNMENT T HE C OMMONWEALTH 29 from a major realignment, but its operation has become much less predictable than it has been.
It can be argued that Labor has largely been the cause of its own misfortunes. Not until the 1970s did it develop the cohesion and organization that allowed it to determine internal disputes without splintering. It is not an accident that, since the party reforms of the late 1960s, it has been far more successful as a political party in federal politics (Parkin and Warhurst 1983; Warhurst and Parkin 2000). The Whitlam period of government from 1972 to 1975 has been the source of legend; it was activist and often creative, but lacked the discipline and economic wisdom to survive for long.