Essays Tagged: "Whitlam government"

Socialist whitlam in 1972-1975.

bringing change into about social and economical aspects of our country." (Hayden, Speech, 1973)The Whitlam government's term was filled with controversy, scandals and public protest however, despite ... , reminiscent of a peaceful socialist revolution, however modified to suite the Australian climate. Whitlam's approach included more democratic elements and involved the people influencing the policie ...

(6 pages) 53 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The Dismissal of Gough Whitlam.

The events that took place during the time the Whitlam Government was in office (1972-1975) were some of the most constitutionally challenging and ... ernment, the people voted Labor and saw a massive change in policy, which was almost immediate. The Whitlam Government suffered a block in supply in 1974 and was re-elected after the resulting double ... ed after the resulting double dissolution. The Opposition then blocked supply again in 1975 but the Whitlam Government refused to advise a double dissolution or resign. Governor-General Sir John Kerr ...

(5 pages) 117 2 4.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Why did the ALP lose the election of December 13th 1975 so badly?

becoming increasingly outdated in comparison to the forward thinking promises of ALP leader, Gough Whitlam. The following three years were a program of social reform, though the leadership period suf ... ld always eclipse this. Though not an altogether despised leader, by the end of his functional term Whitlam was seen as an idealist, when the country required in that period of economic uncertainty wa ...

(9 pages) 43 1 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The elimination of economic protection in Australia

nly over the past 30 years has Australia begun to reduce protection levels, first starting with the Whitlam government in 1974. The gradual reduction of protection in Australia will bring many long-te ... ustries, and in turn lowering prices for consumers. It was not until 1974 that Australia, under the Whitlam government, began to reduce its protection levels. First there was a 25% cut on all tariffs ...

(3 pages) 55 1 3.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Markets & Exchanges

1. What is the policy of multiculturalism and why was it introduced by the 1970's? 2. The effects that the policy of multiculturalism has had on Australian culture and society. 3. Case Study:

ralism and why was it introduced by the 1970's? The policy of multiculturalism was embraced by the Whitlam Labor government in 1972. The policy recognised ethnic groups across Australia could preserv ... r place of birth. The policy was introduced because it appealed to the public, it was apart of the Whitlam government campaign and the ethnic groups wanted it. The policy also would've have been more ...

(4 pages) 87 2 4.1 May/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The 1975 Constitutional Crisis - The Whitlam Dismissal

In November the 11th 1975 history was made with the Whitlam government being dismissed some say this was bigger then the turn of the century.Whitlam was ... e turn of the century.Whitlam was the first of the new-style Labor leaders. Following an attempt by Whitlam to appoint the former leader of the Democratic Labor Party, Senator Vince Gair, as Ambassado ... Opposition Leader, Bill Snedden, threatened to force an election by blocking Supply in the Senate. Whitlam responded by calling a double dissolution election for 18 May 1974 at which the government w ...

(5 pages) 40 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

An Overview Of The Whitlam Dismissal

n Tuesday November 11th, 1975, the Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr, dismissed Mr Gough Whitlam as Prime Minister and appointed Mr Malcolm Fraser as a caretaker Prime Minister.The dismissa ... ouse of Representatives.A Double Dissolution election was held on December 13th, 1975, at which the Whitlam Government was soundly defeated.The dismissal of the Whitlam Labor Government was the culmin ...

(5 pages) 68 3 3.9 Jul/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

"Explain the impact that the dismissal of Gough Whitlam and the labour party has had on the civic life of Australia in the twentieth century."

al' is a term that has come into general use since 1975, to describe the termination of the elected Whitlam ALP Government by the then Governor-General, Sir John Kerr. The event came as the culminatio ... ame as the culmination of one of the most tension-filled years in Australian political history. The Whitlam Government, elected in 1972 after 23 years of Liberal rule, was dealing with an economic dow ...

(4 pages) 42 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Gough Whitlam Dismissal

Gough Whitlam was dismissed as a result of the many drastic changes his government had implimented shortly ... y after his election. Though the immediate withdrawal of troops from Vietnam was greatly supported, Whitlam's great benefits for women, the elderly, single mothers and Aborigines was seen as a threat ... orities severely unsettled the Liberal Party, and upset the Liberal Senators, who began to make the Whitlam government's term incredibly difficult by blocking the Whitlam government's budget bills, de ...

(2 pages) 27 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The Significance of Gough Whitlam in Australia

Gough Whitlam became Prime Minister of Australia in December 1972 and his political career was dismissed b ... er was dismissed by the Governor-General in November 1975. In this little time frame of 3 yrs Gough Whitlam's Government contributed in many acts of developing the Australian Society. Some of these we ... es, abolishing the last trace of the White Australian Policy and also abolishing conscription.Gough Whitlam's Government also took into consideration with developing new legislative forms. Most of the ...

(1 pages) 25 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Australian Women's rights

en ever. More women were joining the workforce and societies view began to slowly change. Under the Whitlam government major acts were introduced which had significant positive impacts on working Aust ... en Act. Mrs. Smith remembers when they were introduced and how they helped her working career. "The Whitlam government introduced laws that helped end discrimination. These laws helped protect our job ...

(4 pages) 33 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Sir John Kerr- Whitlam Dismissal

tralia's Governor-General from July 1974 to December 1977. He was appointed by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and ironically, after less than a year in the job, he made the controversial decision to dis ... f money. The Liberals were convinced they would win the election against the increasingly unpopular Whitlam government.The Senate's refusal to pass Supply bills, at first, was a political issue, but n ...

(2 pages) 19 0 3.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The Whitlam Dismissal 1975

The dismissal of the Whitlam Government on November 11th in 1975 remains to this day one of the most dramatic political e ... al' is a term that has come into general use since 1975, to describe the termination of the elected Whitlam Labor Government by the then Governor-General, Sir John Kerr. The event came as the culminat ... ame as the culmination of one of the most tension-filled years in Australian political history. The Whitlam Government, elected in 1972 after 23 years of Liberal rule, was dealing with an economic dow ...

(7 pages) 24 0 3.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Contemporary Issues in Australian Politics

would be the double dissolution of 1975, when the then Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismissed the Whitlam government due to the disagreement over a bill between the senate and the House of Represent ... bill between the senate and the House of Representatives (Whitlam, 1983). My parents voted for the Whitlam government and yet the Australian constitution allowed the Queen's representative to ignore ...

(14 pages) 62 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The Dismissal of Gough Whitlam

aps the largest political crisis in the history of Australia. John Kerr the governor-general sacked Whitlam’s Labor government and called for a general election placing Malcolm Fraser, leader of ... the election was over. Even to this day this issue has sparked much debate.In the December of 1972 Whitlam’s Labor Party came into government after twenty-three years in opposition. Almost immed ...

(2 pages) 1435 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History