By Judith Brett
Judith Brett, award-winning writer and recognized Australian political scientist, presents the 1st entire heritage of the Australian liberal culture, in addition to of the Liberal get together from the second one 1/2 the 20th century. The Liberal social gathering of Australia was once overdue to shape in 1945, however the traditions and beliefs upon which it really is based were valuable to Australian politics considering that federation.
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The party would assert its independence by sitting on the cross benches. 14 Their strategy was support in return for concessions, though it was considerably weakened by allowing a free vote on trade policy, the divisive issue of the day. It is perhaps hard for contemporary Australians, with their long experience of stable two-party politics, to grasp the role that parliament played in the ﬁrst decade of the twentieth century in the making and unmaking of governments. For us it is elections which determine governments and a federal government has not been defeated on the ﬂoor of the house since 1941.
15 What is going on here? Why have political scientists and historians alike been so ready to push the majority of Catholics into the working class? The mixture of prejudice and myth which surrounds the role of Irish Catholics in Australian history suggests a number of possible explanations, as Spann hints when he refers to stereotypes. Let us begin with the stereotypes. Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class Perhaps Catholics are simply expected to be poor, or at least no one is very surprised when it is claimed that they are.
However, if the leader fails to deliver government, support and organisational coherence quickly evaporate, with the party’s weak organisational structure leaving it ﬂoundering as it seeks to regain direction. Major party reorganisations followed within a few years of the election defeats of 1914, 1929 and 1943. 66 Some attempt was made to rework the party’s philosophy, the ﬁrst reworking since 1944, and to involve the party’s membership, but the mounting problems of the Whitlam government and the drama of the dismissal soon rendered any need for organisational reform redundant.
Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class: From Alfred Deakin to John Howard by Judith Brett