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Herbert Vere Evatt

(1894—1965) politician and judge

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Aid policy

Aid policy  

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Provision by Australia of foreign aid to developing countries is largely a post‐1945 phenomenon. Foreign aid falls under the purview of the minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, assisted by ...
Albert Bathurst Piddington

Albert Bathurst Piddington  

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(1862–1945)qualified in law but chose to teach, including five years at the University of Sydney where his circle of friends included Christopher Brennan. In 1895 he was elected to ...
ALP (principles and practice)

ALP (principles and practice)  

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The Australian Labor Party (ALP) was established ‘to create a better, fairer life for working people’. From this foundation Labor's values, policy, and practice have evolved in response to national ...
Appointment of Justices

Appointment of Justices  

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The appointment of Justices to the High Court is frequently a matter of some speculation and, given the role of the Court, its nature as a political institution, and the ...
Appointments that might have been

Appointments that might have been  

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Many have been considered for—even promised—appointment to the High Court, but not appointed. Who some of the candidates were, and why they were not appointed, reveals the influence on the ...
Australia

Australia  

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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchyAustralia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest island—is dominated by a ...
Australian Labor Party

Australian Labor Party  

(ALP)is the oldest political party in Australia. Its origins lie in the formation of electoral organisations by trade unionists and socialists from the late 1880s. The defeat of the ...
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation  

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ASIO is Australia's domestic national security and intelligence agency under the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 (Cth). ASIO has no law enforcement powers but investigates and ...
B.A. Santamaria

B.A. Santamaria  

Born in Melbourne in 1915 of Italian immigrants, B. A. (‘Bob’) Santamaria (1915–98) won a scholarship to study law at Melbourne University from 1932. He joined the Campion Society to ...
Background of Justices

Background of Justices  

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There is a remarkable homogeneity in the 43 appointments that have been made to the High Court. Most Justices have come directly from the Bar or the judiciary. None has ...
Bank Nationalisation Case

Bank Nationalisation Case  

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(1948).Regarded as one of the most protracted legal battles in post-war Australia, this case opened to a crowded High Court in Melbourne on 9 February 1948. It was heard ...
Ben Chifley

Ben Chifley  

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Joseph Benedict Chifley (1885–1951), prime minister from 1945 to 1949, is perhaps best remembered for popularising the term, ‘the light on the hill’, to encapsulate the Labor Party's idealistic ...
bill of Rights

bill of Rights  

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A statement of the privileges, immunities, and authorities to act that may be legally and morally claimed by the citizens of a state within the bounds of reason, truth, and the accepted standards of ...
Biographies and biographical writing

Biographies and biographical writing  

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Beyond a raconteur's delight in exposés, does the quest for and nurturing of first-rate biographies of Australia's judges matter? Yes—if beneath the rhetoric of judicial neutrality, autonomy, ...
Brian Fitzpatrick

Brian Fitzpatrick  

(1905–65),born Cudgee near Koroit, Victoria, embraced radical socialism when he became a philosophy student at the University of Melbourne in 1921. He began a career of journalism in 1927 ...
Britain–Australia

Britain–Australia  

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Beyond the well-worn caricatures that depict an impatient youth pulling relentlessly at mother's apron-strings, the Australia–Britain relationship is a study in the complex interplay between ...
Canada–Australia

Canada–Australia  

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The titles of several recent historical examinations of the Canadian–Australian relationship convey ideas of separation and detachment: ‘parties long estranged’, ‘distant ally’, and ‘parallel paths’. ...
Ceremonial sittings

Ceremonial sittings  

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Occur to mark occasions of importance to the High Court and its members, past and present. Ceremonial sittings are also held at the beginning of each year for new silks ...
Christian Brynhild Ochiltree Jollie Smith

Christian Brynhild Ochiltree Jollie Smith  

(1885–1963)served as solicitor to the revolutionary labour movement for more than 30 years. The daughter of a Presbyterian minister and professor of theology, she was educated at Presbyterian Ladies ...
Cold War

Cold War  

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The antagonism between the USA and USSR lasting from the late 1940s until the late 1980s, ‘cold’ because it was waged through diplomatic and ideological means rather than force. Britain was allied to ...

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