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Aborigines Act

1905 - 1963

Made the Chief Protector of Aborigines made the legal guardian of all Aboriginal and mixed race children under 16.

Protectionism Policy

1905 - 1937

Imperial Conference

1921

Presented the Balfour Report which said Britain and the dominions were equal, Australia did not sign. It became law under the Statute of Westminster (1931)

Election 1922, Hughes lost majority

1922

Victoria Police Strike

1923

Bruce-Page Coalition Government (Nationalist and Country Party)

1923 - 1929
  • Conservative Government
  • Build up Australia's economy
  • Men, Money, Market
  • Wasn't in touch with Australia's working class

Compulsory Voting

1924

Australia Council of Trade Unions was formed

1927

Scullin Labor Government

1929 - 1932
  • Great Depression; effects
  • Disruption within government, instability

Wall Street Crash

1929

Labor Party Split of 1931

1931

Deflation Policy Agreed To

1931

Lyon Labor Government

1932 - 1939

Ottawa Agreement (Between Britain and the Empire)

1932

Adoption of the Assimilation Policy (S.G)

1937

Day of Mourning

1938

Robert Menzies Government, UAP and Country Party

1939 - 1941

National Security Act

1939

Allowed laws to be made outside parliament

Christmas Speech by John Curtin

1941

26th December

Arthur Fadden

1941

29th August - 7 October 1941

John Curtain Labor Government

1941 - 1945

Wartime Banking Control Regulations

1941

November, gave strict control to the Government over banks

American Came to Australia's Aid

1942

General Douglas MacArthur declared Supreme Commander of all Allie Forces

1942

March

Pearl Harbour Bombings

1942

7 December. Lead to Australia declaring war on Japan

Milne Bay

1942

Australian troops stopped the Japanese at Milne Bay, it was the first and last land battle the Japanese lost

Guadal Canal

1942

Naval, American effort

Singapore Fell

1942

15th February, Singapore seen to be unbreakable

Battle of Midway

1942

Naval battle between US and Japan, laster 3 days

Bombings of Darwin

1942

19th February, Darwin as well as Broome and Derby were attacked.

Kokoda Trail

1942

July- November (Four months)

Coral Sea

1942

Naval force attempted to round the coast to take Port Moresby. The Japanese were stopped and turned back by the US naval forces

Sydney Harbour Attack

1942

May 1942

Curtin announced control on wages, prices, profits

1942

February

Introduced 4 Income Tax Bills

1942

Department of Postwar Reconstruction set up

December 1942

Militia Bill Passed

1943

Curtain Gov. Wanted right extend wartime controls for 5 years, denied.

1944

Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme set up

1944

Offered free full time and part time training at technical colleges and universities

Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Act

1944

ANZAC Agreement

1944

Australia involved in postwar planning

Francis Forde

1945

6 July - 13 July

Ben Chifley Labor Government

1945 - 1949

Commonwealth Bank Act

1945

Bank Board abolished

Australia Joined the UN

1945

Coal Industry Act

1946

Complete reorganisation of the coal mining industry

Nationalisation of Banks ruled unconstitutional

1948

Coal Strike

1949

27th June, Damaged the Chifley Government

Menzies Liberal Country Party Coalition

1949 - 1967

Colombo Plan

1949 - 1957

Koren War Aus. Government Intervention

1950 - 1953

Communist Dissolution Bill declared invalid

1951

ANZUS Treaty, signed

1951

Conscription Introduced

1951

Australian Conference for Native Welfare

1951

Told the purpose of assimilation was that all persons of Aboriginal birth/mixed blood in Australia would live like White Australians.

Petrov Affair

1954

April

SEATO Treaty

1954

Suez Crisis

1956

Dictation Test Replaced by a system of temporary and permanent permits

1958