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Queensland and the Federation Convention – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on Queensland and the Federation Convention – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Democracy, History, Politics, Queensland

Even before federation, the colony of Queensland preferred to do things differently. In 1898 the Queensland government wanted to have its representative to the Melbourne convention on federation elected directly by the people. All other colonies appointed their representatives from their parliaments. Queensland finally reused to send anyone.

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On Policy – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz

February 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on On Policy – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz · Economics, Environmental Policy, Policy, The Law

“The Great Barrier Reef is really big. The people who say it’s being ruined don’t know how big it is.” “We won’t be able to sit on uranium. Firstly because it would not be right and secondly because it would be wrong.” “I oppose tobacco tax on principle. It is a new tax and Queensland […]

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King O’Malley – “The Light on the Hill” – Ross McMullin

August 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on King O’Malley – “The Light on the Hill” – Ross McMullin · Australian, Australian Labor Party, Australiana, History, Politics, Progressive Politics

As Labor’s members gathered in Melbourne for the opening of federal parliament, they found a bizarre sight awaiting them: a tall, garishly dressed man with thick reddish-brown hair and beard, sporting a dazzling tiepin of precious stones and ‘a gigantic felt hat’; with his Yankee twang, he ‘suggested a three-fold compromise between a wild west […]

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