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The First Labor Government in the World – “The Light on the Hill” – Ross McMullin

August 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Australian Labor Party, Economics, History, Politics, Progressive Politics, Queensland

Dawson and Kidston sought support from dissident conservatives, and received sufficient assurances from them to persuade caucus that it was a worthwhile opportunity to demonstrate Labor’s willingness to govern. The first Labor government in the world, an unthinkable phenomenon in some quarters, was sworn in amid amazed gasps and shaking of heads on 1 December 1899. …. They were removed four hours after parliament reassembled on 7 December.

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