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The Member for Higgins – “The Light on the Hill” – Ross McMullin

August 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Australian Labor Party, Democracy, Politics, The Law

For a well credentialed lawyer, (Prime Minister) Watson turned to H.B. Higgins, a Deakonite Victorian liberal; this fearless opponent of the Boer War frequently infuriated conservatives with his radicalism and individualism. He was the only person ever to serve in a national Labor ministry without being a party member.

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