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Robert Menzies

Leftists, save ink and breath: elections are won on centre ground

The Australian - ‎May 3, 2016‎
From Robert Menzies to Bob Hawke to John Howard, Australians overwhelmingly - and unapologetically - choose leaders who respect and understand the centre-right political ground.

a prime minister's self-serving reminiscences

The Canberra Times - ‎May 2, 2016‎
... as told to journalist Kerry O'Brien, formerly of The 7.30 Report and lately of Four Corners, is based totally on its very personal insights into the workings of politics and government in Australia in the three decades between the retirement of Sir ...

Street Watch Greater Dandenong: man crushed by out-of-control speeding car in Dandenong South

Herald Sun - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The eight-tonne Takeuchi excavator was taken about 2.30am and later found in a vacant block of land in Menzies Creek. It was taken on the ... Narre Warren police Senior Sergeant Robert Clark said the driver picked the men up at Dandenong railway station.
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How to stop global tech giants from killing Australian culture

Business Insider Australia - ‎May 3, 2016‎
We know from the process of creating cultural institutions that there is a role for the state - a place where in the words of Robert Menzies, the future and past can connect in the present. Even in this rapidly globalising age, the nation state remains ...
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Adam Bandt's fiscal fruitiness threatens to take root

The Australian - ‎May 2, 2016‎
“There is only one great and honourable class distinction in Australia,” Robert Menzies told an audience in Melbourne in 1962, “and that's the distinction between the industrious and the idle.

Westpac's delicate dividend balancing act

The Australian - ‎May 1, 2016‎
When Robert Menzies was asked by a heckler what he would do about 'ousing, he replied “put an 'h' on it.'' Hartzer wasn't quite as dismissive as that, but believes there's no bubble that needs pricking.

Australia should follow Europe against US digital giants

The Australian - ‎May 2, 2016‎
We know from the process of creating cultural institutions that there is a role for the state - a place where in the words of Robert Menzies, the future and past can connect in the present - this is a time when they need to be stronger, better ...
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A High Court challenge that could cause Malcolm Turnbull to scrap the election

The Age - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Australia's greatest prime minister, Sir Robert Menzies, suffered a substantially similar rebuff when the High Court ruled unconstitutional in 1951 a piece of legislation for which he had a clear electoral mandate.

Tom Dusevic: Whole Wild World, a glimpse into a long-gone Australia

The Australian - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Those of us born in the boom years after 1945, but before Robert Menzies retired in 1966, know in our bones how Australia's built reality and culture have been transformed, mostly for the good.

MP must rein in welfare cheats

Courier Mail - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
HIS London-born grandfather was Charles Porter, a member for Toowong in state parliament who also helped Robert Menzies start the Liberal Party.

Sharp Divide - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
John Howard, our second longest serving prime minister after Robert Menzies, has been receiving praise this past week for making changes to gun legislation in the aftermath of the Port Arthur massacre which occurred 20 years ago on April 28, 1996.
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The still unknown Malcolm Turnbull goes to voters

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Of course Turnbull, the fabulously rich merchant banker, deal-maker, investor, journalist, lawyer, and now Prime Minister, is a Liberal in the broad sense that the Party's founder, Robert Menzies, always intended the word to mean. However, it's the ...

Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat steeped in history with eye on future

Herald Sun - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
OH, if those walls could talk. They'd tell tales tall and true; of Sir Donald Bradman and Mark Twain, Robert Menzies and the Duke of York, later King George V. Of Dame Nellie Melba warming her chords, and the royal commission into the Stockade's swords.

High Wired: How does Australia fare with PhD completions?

The Australian - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
But then he dismantles the market theory - pointing to the United States, South Korea, Britain, Switzerland, Denmark, Singapore, Sweden, Israel, Germany, China and, yes, Robert Menzies - has historical examples of governments that have picked winners ...
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Managing director Mark Scott leaves the ABC conservative-free

The Australian - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Sure, Tony Abbott was critical of what he regarded as a lack of balance in the ABC during his time as prime minister. So were his Coalition predecessors: Robert Menzies, Malcolm Fraser and John Howard. Labor's Bob Hawke was also critical of the ABC, ...

Malcolm Turnbull risks all for victory in a long campaign

The Australian - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Only four Liberal leaders have led the Coalition to government from opposition: Robert Menzies in 1949, Malcolm Fraser in 1975, John Howard in 1996 and Tony Abbott in 2013.
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Anzac Day: Greg Growden recalls Australia's fallen football players

ESPN - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Balfe was a scholar, studying medicine at the University of Melbourne, where he became a close friend with a young law student, Robert Menzies, who later become Prime Minister of Australia. As a member of the University Rifles, Balfe was a natural for ...

'Independent' Herald's green glow was blue most of its history

The Australian - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
During an economic downturn, the paper argued that the policies of Robert Menzies' government had failed and that Arthur Calwell would do better.

Ideas for Australia: To really reform the federation, you must build strong bipartisan support

The Conversation AU - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Every Australian prime minister since at least Robert Menzies has committed to an improved federal system. The Whitlam, Hawke, Howard and even Keating governments grappled with it, sometimes helped and sometimes hindered by the 50 or so premiers ...

Abbott's record and Turnbull's fortunes closely intertwined

The Australian - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
After all, the ultimate moderate was Robert Menzies, who always advocated travelling down “the middle of the road”. Michael Cobb, Burnside, SA.