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. 43, No. 2, Summer

An Alternate Course in Australian Foreign Policy: Korea 1943-1950
Australia's role in Korea between the end of the Second World War and the outbreak of the Korean War has received little historical notice. The Official Historian of Australia's involvement in the Korean War, Robert O'Neill, has offered only cursory...
Australia and Vichy: The Impact of Divided France, 1940-1944
Histories of the Second World War from an Australian perspective have paid little attention to the Vichy regime which, following defeat by Germany and the armistice of June 1940, succeeded France's Third Republic. This lack of interest is surprising....
Joseph Chamberlain, Lord Lansdowne and British Foreign Policy 1901-1903: From Collaboration to Confrontation
In the Cabinet reshuffle of November 1900 occasioned by Salisbury's ill health, Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, the fifth Marquis of Lansdowne, was appointed Foreign Secretary. Five years earlier, Joseph Chamberlain, one of the most remarkable...
Living in an Age of Packages: 'Economic Rationalism' and 'The Clever Country' in Australian Political Thought
Introduction It has been argued recently that such fundamental changes have occurred within Australian politics, culture and society during the past twenty years that it is possible to describe them as "the end of certainty" or "an age of redefinition".(1)...
New Zealand, Britain and the Survival of the Ottawa Agreement, 1945-77
By successive increases of the preferential margins, New Zealand has completely shut out many imports of foreign goods ... It is this action that has resulted in New Zealand having only one market. We have ourselves alone to blame. West Germany, France,...
Political Chronicle: July-December 1996: Australian Capital Territory
Territory Rights Commonwealth interference in ACT affairs became a major political question in the second half of 1996, when a member of Parliament, Kevin Andrews, declared that he would introduce a private member's bill to overturn the Northern...
Political Chronicle: July-December 1996: Commonwealth
The Origins of One Nations On 22 September Prime Minister Howard told the State Council of the Queensland Liberal Party that the election of his government had released Australians from the grip of political correctness to "speak a little more...
Political Chronicle: July-December 1996: New South Wales
Introduction The last half of 1996 saw a continuing turn around in the fortunes of Premier Bob Carr. The headlines tell it all, from in March: "Labor Mates' warning to the Only Premier Left in the Party: Pull Your Socks Up, Bob" (Sun Herald, 10...
Political Chronicle: July-December 1996: Northern Territory
Introduction Northern Territory politics received national attention during the period under review because of the final introduction of the world's first euthanasia legislation and arguments over Aboriginal native title. Other important matters...
Political Chronicle: July-December 1996: Queensland
The Borbidge Government had limped into office without a majority in the Legislative Assembly and without a clear mandate. Enjoying equal numbers with Labor and relying on the uncertain vote of a conservative Independent, Liz Cunningham, the government...
Political Chronicle: July-December 1996: South Australia
South Australia has a new Premier, John Olsen. Dean Brown, who had led the Liberal Party to such a remarkable election victory in December 1993 and who still enjoyed the massive parliamentary majority emanating from that victory, lost the Premiership...
Political Chronicle: July-December 1996: Tasmania
The capacity of the Rundle-led minority Liberal Government to produce stable government in its first term was the focus of political interest in the lead-up to its first budget. In reality, it was the past rather than the present that assured...
Political Chronicle: July-December 1996: Western Australia
The six months under review were dominated by ongoing speculation about the likelihood of an early state election in the wake of the heavy ALP defeats in the federal and Victorian elections. As it eventuated, Premier Richard Court waited until the...
Problems in Australian Foreign Policy: July-December, 1996
During the last six months of 1996, the new Coalition Government faced some major foreign policy challenges. Australia's delicate relationship with China continued to deteriorate. Despite the announcement in July of closer military cooperation, and...
The Whitlam Labor Government: Barnard and Whitlam: A Significant Historical Dyad
Introduction On 8 February 1967 Gough Whitlam was elected Federal Labor leader with Lance Barnard as his deputy. It was the beginning of a remarkable partnership that was most aptly illustrated by the celebrated duumvirate, "the smallest government...