After Burchett lost his passport in 1955, prime minister Robert Menzies issued a directive that the Melbourne-born war correspondent should not be issued with a new one.
More than 70 years later debate continues over who was piloting the aircraft on approach to Canberra Airport, as well as identification of the crash victims and their burial.
Former Prime Minister John Howard will present a documentary series on Australia's longest serving Prime Minister, Robert Menzies. Producers are hoping to secure funding for projects including Mystify, the story of INXS singer Michael Hutchence.
He eclipsed Bob Hawke's record and became the second longest-serving prime minister after Robert Menzies. But it could have been so different.
Some blamed Menzies' royalist sympathies for the choice. Graeme A. Hood from Flemington wrote: "When the sentimentality of a Prime Minister takes precedence over the wishes of the people one begins to wonder just what sort of government we have.
Robert Menzies led the Liberal Party to victory in December 1949 but Labor retained a Senate majority. When Labor showed signs of blocking the Coalition's deregulatory banking legislation, Menzies went to the governor-general, Sir William McKell, and ...
The Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, has announced his retirement. The countdown to decimal currency, dollars and cents, is down to three days.
Decimal currency's arrival on St Valentine's Day 50 years ago required a public education program. Simple enough. "Even morons can count up to 10," a business academic helpfully offered at the time.
No, there can be little doubt Albanese has his finger on the pulse here. It may be the 21st century, but red-baiting rhetoric cribbed from a 1951 speech by Sir Robert Menzies is absolutely where it is at. Stiil, should Albanese's response to Casey not ...
In April 1951 Robert Menzies obtained a double dissolution from the governor-general, Sir William McKell, after Labor sent the Coalition's banking legislation to a select committee without defeating it in the Senate.
There was a mobile image of Sir Robert Menzies, his fiercely benevolent image twirling about on stage, garishly reanimated while Clive stood alongside with the thumbs up.
Instead of being able to leverage it to strengthen the office, Menzies had been overwhelmed by the divisions that the challenge had created in his party and across the country.
When Go-Set began, Sir Robert Menzies was prime minister. Eight years and four Coalition PMs later, when Go-Set folded, Gough Whitlam's Labor government was in charge.
Of course, Australian politicians have been wrestling with quasi media careers since Robert Menzies was advised to trim his eyebrows for television appearances in the 1961 federal election.
The beer-soaked carpet - which looked like it had been there since Robert Menzies was in power - has these mountainous lumps in it, as if it was laid around the drunks that had passed out on the floor.
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... of faction fighting which, as the Tom Hughes-Berowra story attests, goes back decades. Its origins date back even further. When Robert Menzies formed the Liberal Party in 1944, it was made up of MPs and party members from the old United Australia ...
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And it is worth remembering that even Churchill, as a peacetime prime minister, was hardly an unblemished triumph. In Australia, of course, the big success story is Robert Menzies, tossed out in the early days of the Second World War. He came back to ...