Australian Prime Ministers -Skeletons in the Closet.
IN 1949, the commonwealth government spent 71 pounds, one shilling and eight pence per head of population, equivalent to 3900 in todays money. Last year, the commonwealth spent more than 17,000.
Why Minor Party Have Been Unsuccessful. Topics: Major party. For reasons such as social reforms, quality leadership skills, good intentions and many more, the dismissal of Gough Whitlam and his crew was seemingly unreasonable and should not have resulted in the outcome produced.
My Life and Harry - Zara Holt - PM Harold Holt. My Life and Harry by Zara. Holt was appointed Treasurer. He delivered his first Budget in August 1959 and his achievements included major reforms to the banking. in December 1972 the Coalition's 23-year hold on power ended with a resounding electoral loss to the ALP under Gough Whitlam.
Gough Whitlam’s election in 1972, and Bob Hawke’s 11 years later, signifies the alpha and omega of Labor history. In the Labor pantheon, Whitlam modernised the party upon becoming leader in 1967. He confronted the party’s flat-earthers, notably forces associated with the Victorian left-winger Bill Hartley, who ignored or denied the seismic changes to Australian society following World.
It did so successfully in the early 1970s when Gough Whitlam, a former Labor prime minister, shook up the party's moribund structure and introduced a series of social and foreign-policy reforms.
T o use the words of Gough Whitlam, this pr ogram is designed to apply the intellect to huma n a airs—to ensure that ideas a nd public conversation co njure possibility and crea te opportunity.
Election as leader. Following the defeat of the Labor government at the 2013 federal election, Kevin Rudd announced that he would stand down as Leader of the Labor Party.Shorten subsequently announced his candidacy to be his successor, in a contest with Anthony Albanese that would be the first time party members would be eligible to vote. Shorten subsequently gained 63.9% of the party caucus.