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Field’s Life as a Rat – A Post Script – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on Field’s Life as a Rat – A Post Script – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Australian Labor Party, Campaigning, Democracy, Politics, Progressive Politics, Queensland

Once the coup had taken place and the election was on, Field – a senator for just ninety-nine days – was quickly forgotten. Legal aid to help him fight five High Court writs stopped, promises of state government monetary aid did not materialise, and his previous ‘patrons’, the Queensland Liberal-National parties, put him at number […]

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The Conscription Censorship Battles – “The Light on the Hill” – Ross McMullin

August 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Conscription Censorship Battles – “The Light on the Hill” – Ross McMullin · Australian Labor Party, Democracy, History, Journalism, Newspapers, Political Communication, Politics, The Media, WW1

Late in 1917, (Billy) Hughes plunged Australia further into discord with a second conscription referendum…. Hughes main opponent was Ryan, who emerged as a national figure after several celebrated clashes with the increasingly agitated Prime Minister. When Ryan exposed flaws in the conscriptionists’ arithmetic which again weakened their claim that voluntary recruiting had failed, his […]

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