The Australian Labour Party was in power from 1983 to 1996 and was led by Paul Keating untill they lost the last Federal election in 1996. The other major political party, the Liberal Party is led by Mr John Howard, who are now in power.
Famous sayings of the two leaders:
Paul Keating (in the 1980s): "Australia is in danger of becoming a banana republic."
(About John Hewson, the then leader of the Liberal Party, stated during answer time in Parliament) "There he sits like a Tony Barlow doll all dressed up but with no place to go!"
John Howard (recently): "After 5 minutes of economic sunlight the Prime Minister talks about slowing down the economy."
Australian Government Departments and agencies. Keyword search on functions and responsibilities of Australian Government.
You must visit the electronic Hansard (official record of what the politicians said in Parliament) and do a search on words like "dirty" or "contempt" under the 1995 House of Representatives Hansard..
Jim Scott is a Member of the Legislative Council (Upper House) in the State Parliament of Western Australia.
This page is updated constantly. Check it out again and again for the latest information on green politics in WA. If you live in WA and are interested in these issues, make it the home page of your browser!
Available on this page are Jim's media releases, on the very day they go out. Read them here first! Also information on campaigns and issues Jim is currently working on, and updates on the latest news from Parliament and the Western Australian political scene. Check out the Key Features of the proposed Industrial Legislation in WA, the Trades and Labour Council Summary Response, and the Greens (WA) response.
Welcome to Palmer's Australian Politics. These pages are designed to provide you with an overview of Australian politics and public policy issues from a middle of the road perspective. While no one can claim to be unbiased, I aim to keep these pages within the mainstream of Australian political life - neither off to the far left nor the far right.
Links for up to date information regarding 1996-97 Budget Papers ,Enterprise Bargaining Agreements,Reform in the A.C.T. Public Service and Annual Reports
In order to make political and constitutional research available to anyone via the Web, Graham Maddox and Tod Moore of the UNE Politics Department have created a regularly updated Australian politics site. This is intended to be useful to students studying Australian Civics, to those who wish to pursue the study of politics at university level, and to the casual websurfer as well.
The Labor Council of New South Wales is one of the oldest, most important and most influential union bodies in Australia ... The date of founding of the New South Wales body, originally the Trades and Labor Council of Sydney, in 1871, actually makes it one of the oldest peak union councils in the world; the English trades councils only date from 1860 when the London body was formed, and the English Trade Union Congress only began in 1868.
LOGO provides a National Resource for Australian Local Governments, listing Job Vacancies, Human Resources, Products and Project Resources, Information about Councils and more.
Information provided by the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Arts, Australian National University.