The Australian Journal of Politics and History

The Australian Library Journal publishes articles covering Australian library issues, from ongoing research to news. Published quarterly, The Australian Library Journal is the official publication of the Australian Library and Information Association.

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 4, December

Australian Capital Territory
January to June 2000 The ACT Budget: The Tensions between Consensus and Convention The Budget, the premier statement of government policy, traditionally has been kept secret until delivered by the Treasurer to the parliament. In January 2000,...
Commonwealth of Australia
January to June 2000 Concern about the possible impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to be introduced on 1 July dominated federal politics during the first half of 2000, as consumers weighed up the pros and cons of making purchases either...
Issues in Australian Foreign Policy
January to June 2000 Australia played a key role in regional and international politics during the first half of the year 2000. Perhaps most importantly, it spearheaded efforts to place a multilateral force in East Timor following the outbreak of...
New South Wales
January to June 2000 Difficulties for the Government Two of the most basic areas of State responsibility, education and railways, caused serious problems for the Cart government. Industrial relations in the school system have always been turbulent...
Northern Territory
January to June 2000 Introduction A national and international debate over the Northern Territory's mandatory sentencing legislation dominated the period under review. There were, however, other important political issues that received attention....
Queensland
January to June 2000 New Millennium -- Old Politics In his first interview for the New Year, Premier Peter Beattie stated he would like the coming year to be "dominated by major events" (Courier-Mail, 3 January 2000). Announcing that there would...
South Australia
January to June 2000 Oops! A bit of a blunder serves to cap off a somewhat indifferent six months of political activity in South Australia! Recent Chroniclers have charted the course of the Olsen Liberal government's relentless campaign of privatising...
Taking Civil Rights Seriously
The achievement by Indigenous people of civil fights receives so little exposure in mainstream accounts of Australian history that one could be forgiven for thinking that this did not constitute a significant moment in the nation's history. Aside from...
Tasmanian Political Chronicle
January to June 2000 After a lacklustre political performance since being relegated to the Opposition benches in the August 1998 election, the advent of the new century in Tasmanian politics was seen to be an ideal time for the Liberal Opposition...
The Australian Referendum on a Republic -- Ten Lessons
The 1999 Referendum The 1999 republic referendum in Australia took place on Saturday 6 November 1999; 12.3 million electors of the Commonwealth of Australia participated. Two questions were asked. One of them concerned the introduction into the...
Trade Unions in an Elitist Society: The Singapore Story
The Singaporean model of industrial relations is a tripartite arrangement whereby People's Action Party (PAP) government, employers and employees work together, ostensibly for the benefit of all. Forged in the early 1960s as a weapon in the government's...
Victoria
January to June 2000 Contrary to general expectation, the new century in Victorian politics began with the Labor party in government courtesy of support for it by three rural independent MPs on the floor of the Legislative Assembly. The first half...
Visiting the Future: Australian (Fellow-)Travellers in Soviet Russia
However it may be understood, the still-recent Manning Clark affair(1) has reminded us that for much of the twentieth century conflicting perceptions of the Soviet Union dominated certain areas of Australian intellectual life. Even in the post-Soviet...
Western Australia
January to June 2000 The first half of 2000 proved to be one of the most difficult periods for the Court Coalition government since it came to office in early 1993. It faced the major challenge of framing a fiscally responsible budget without being...