1975 Australian constitutional crisis
The 1975 Australian constitutional crisis (often known simply as "the Dismissal") has been described as the greatest political and constitutional crisis in Australian history. It culminated on 11 Nove...
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Bill Morrison (Australian politician)
William Lawrence "Bill" Morrison AO (3 November 1928 – 15 February 2013) was an Australian politician who was a member of the Australian House of Representatives and a Cabinet minister in the Wh...
Australian referendum, 1999 (Preamble)
The Australian republic referendum held on 6 November 1999 was a two-question referendum to amend the Constitution of Australia. The first question asked whether Australia should become a republic wit...
List of Justices of the High Court of Australia
The following table contains the details of the 47 men and four women who have ever been appointed as Justices of the High Court of Australia. The High Court of Australia was formed in 1903 under the ...
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Governor-General of Australia
The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia is the representative in the Australian jurisdiction of the Australian monarch (currently Queen Elizabeth II), according to the Constitution of Au...
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Garfield Barwick
Sir Garfield Edward John Barwick, AK GCMG QC (22 June 1903 – 13 July 1997) was the Attorney-General of Australia (1958–64), Minister for External Affairs (1961–64) and the sev...
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Paul Keating
Paul John Keating (born 18 January 1944) is an Australian politician who was the 24th Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Labor Party from 1991 to 1996. Having left school at 14, Keating...
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Kim Edward Beazley
Kim Edward Beazley, AO (30 September 1917 – 12 October 2007), known as Kim Beazley during his career, Australian politician, was Minister for Education in the government of Gough Whitlam and a Labor m...
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Doug Everingham
Douglas Nixon "Doug" Everingham (born 25 June 1923) is a former Australian politician and minister.Everingham graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Sydney in 1946 a...
Republicanism in Australia
Republicanism in Australia is a movement to change Australia's status as a constitutional monarchy to a republican form of government.Republicanism is supported by Australia's Labor Party, and by some...
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Australian Senate
The Senate is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of Australia, the lower house being the House of Representatives. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Chapter I, Part ...
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First Fraser Ministry
The First Fraser Ministry was the 51st Australian Commonwealth ministry, and held office from 11 November 1975 to 22 December 1975.Liberal Party of Australia–National Country Party CoalitionThis was a...
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Hawke-Keating Government
The Hawke–Keating Government refers to the Federal Government of Australia from 11 March 1983 to 11 March 1996. The Government was formed by the Australian Labor Party, and was led first by Bob Hawke ...
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Bertie Milliner
Bertie Milliner (17 July 1911 – 30 June 1975) was an Australian trade unionist, politician and Senator, representing the Australian Labor Party (ALP). He would have been a minor figure...
Don Willesee
Donald Robert "Don" Willesee (14 April 1916 – 9 September 2003) was an Australian politician, a member of the Australian Senate for 25 years representing Western Australia, and a Cabine...
Spouse of the Governor-General of Australia
The spouse of the Governor-General of Australia generally assists the office-holder in welcoming ambassadors and their spouses, and in performing their other official duties. The Governor-General's sp...
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Rex Patterson
Rex Alan Patterson (born 8 January 1927) is a former Australian politician and minister.
Patterson was born in Bundaberg, Queensland on 8 January 1927.Rex enlisted for war service on 22 February 1...
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High Court of Australia
The High Court of Australia is the supreme court in the Australian court hierarchy and the final court of appeal in Australia. It has both original and appellate jurisdiction, the power of judicial re...
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Mal Colston
Malcolm Arthur "Mal" Colston (5 April 1938 – 23 August 2003), Australian politician, was a Senator in the Parliament of Australia representing the state of Queensland between 1975 and 1999. He was a m...
John Wheeldon
John Murray Wheeldon (9 August 1929 – 24 May 2006) was an Australian federal politician and briefly a minister. He is mainly notable for his views on Australian foreign policy.Wheeldon...
Reg Withers
Reginald Greive "Reg" Withers (26 October 1924 – 15 November 2014) was a long-serving member of the Australian Senate, a government minister, and Lord Mayor of Perth.
Withers was born in Bunbury, ...
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Lance Barnard
Lance Herbert Barnard AO (1 May 1919 – 6 August 1997), Australian politician, was Deputy Prime Minister of Australia for most of the Labor government of Gough Whitlam.A Tasmanian by birth, raised in L...
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Les Johnson
Leslie Royston "Les" Johnson AM (born 22 November 1924) is a former Australian politician and minister.Johnson was elected for the Australian Labor Party as the first member for the House of Represe...
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Malcolm Fraser
John Malcolm Fraser AC, CH, GCL (/ˈfreɪzə/; born 21 May 1930) is an Australian politician who was the Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1975 to 1983.Having...
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Joe Riordan
Joseph Martin "Joe" Riordan AO (27 February 1930 – 19 November 2012) was an Australian politician and briefly government minister. Riordan was born in Sydney, raised as a Catholic, and ...
Gough Whitlam
Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC (/ˈɡɒf ˈwɪtləm/ 11 July 1916 – 21 October 2014) was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1972 to 1975. The Leader of the Labor Party from 1...
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Lionel Bowen
Lionel Frost Bowen, AC (28 December 1922 – 1 April 2012) was an Australian politician and senior Labor Party figure, serving in the ministries of Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke. He was Deputy Prime ...
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Moss Cass
Moses Henry "Moss" Cass (born 18 February 1927) is a former member of the Australian House of Representatives. Born in Narrogin, Western Australia, Cass was educated in state schools before graduatin...