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Ned Kelly, Sir Robert Menzies, Ted Whitten, Burke and Wills: Famous names in Victoria's cemeteries

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Melbourne General Cemetery is home to many notable Victorians, such as Australia's longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies and legendary billiards player Walter Lindrum. National Trust's Dr Celestina Sagazio runs tours of the Melbourne ...

Federal election: Menzies' girl on hand for longest line-up since 72

The Australian - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The Liberal Party paid homage to its heritage at the swearing-in of the Turnbull ministry yesterday, with Robert Menzies's daughter Heather Henderson attending the ceremony at Government House, 70 years after her father lead the party to its first ...

Grant O'Brien poised for Woolworths windfall

The Australian - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
In a twist worthy of Robert Menzies' increasingly eccentric party, the original invite did not include the actual date - only that it will be some time before the 45th parliament first sits on August 30.
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Grassroots crusade wins - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Despite their boost in frontbench numbers, Joyce's Nationals do not have the power Fadden's Country Party wielded under Sir Robert Menzies. But Barnaby's band will pack a bigger punch than before. And perhaps the Liberals will learn something from them ...
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Malcolm Turnbull should not have been AWOL on the Western Front

The Australian - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Robert Menzies invoked the “forgotten people”; Bob Hawke invoked consensus and reconciliation in an effort to kindle prosperity; Paul Keating elevated the spiritual element with the republic, Asian engagement and rejection of terra nullius; John Howard ...
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Australia faces anguished choice on the South China Sea

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
US President Dwight Eisenhower, US ambassador Percy Spender, US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and Australian PM Robert Menzies in the fateful year of 1956. by Tom Switzer. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Suez Crisis. That dramatic ...

Sarah Henderson calls for plebiscite to promote women MPs

The Australian - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
He pointed to the “salient lesson” of Elizabeth Couchman, who worked with Robert Menzies to establish the Liberal Party but failed to win preselection for the Senate three times.

Federal election 2016: 'Michelle Landry, you've saved the nation'

The Australian - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The exchange was reminiscent of Robert Menzies's fabled phone call to the Queensland MP who delivered his narrow victory in 1961, James Killen, who said Menzies had called him to say “Killen, you are magnificent”.
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Turnbull presents his new ministry to the Governor-General

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg surprised everyone by bringing Heather Henderson, the daughter of Sir Robert Menzies, as his date for the occasion, the conservative political equivalent of managing to get one of the Beatles to tag along.

Play School Turns 50: Quality Bloopers From A Quality Show

Huffington Post Australia - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Australia's longest serving Prime Minister, Robert Menzies had just retired and a federal election would see a landslide win for the Coalition, allowing a return to power for Harold Holt's Liberal government.

Liberals deride quotas for women MPs but how are they going to make targets work?

The Conversation AU - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
When the Liberals were founded by Robert Menzies in the mid-1940s, the powerful Australian Women's National League merged into the new party on the condition of equal male-female representation on governing bodies throughout the Victorian division.

Val Jeffrey oldest ever to enter ACT Parliament

The Canberra Times - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The oldest person to become prime minister was John McEwen, who took the post at 67, in 1967, although he was gone just one month later.

John Curtin, Ben Chifley: fresh insight into Labor's wartime heroes

The Australian - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
It is worth recalling that Curtin and Chifley waged a ferocious political battle during their eight years in power against opponents such as Fadden, Menzies, Earle Page and Billy Hughes. It was often brutal and unremitting. But none of this diminished ...
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How many Australian prime ministers have you lived through? - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Borrowing an idea from the excellent UK Diamond Geezer blog, the chart below shows how many prime ministers you have lived through, based on your age.

Welfare reform will help put budget into the black

The Australian - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
... timeframe when the national population did not quite double - underlines the scope for further savings. The point of welfare reform, to borrow a phrase from Liberal Party founder Robert Menzies' 1942 Forgotten People speech, is to encourage more ...

Last Post, July 16

The Australian - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Robert Menzies won 62 seats in 1961, not 77. David Morrison, Springwood, NSW. To ensure her ministers reflect balance, Theresa May has promoted both factions of the Conservative Party.
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Susan Renouf: Fond farewell to a socialite who lived life to the full

The Australian - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
By the time they married in 1963, he was a star in the party, lined up to enter parliament in the plum seat of Kooyong, formerly held by Robert Menzies. She later claimed - not entirely convincingly - that the seat had been first offered to her, “but ...

Media Watch Dog: Mike Carlton doesn't go to the dogs

The Australian - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Just as it seemed that the Canberra Times editorial team had accepted the view that Prime Minister Robert Menzies won the 1961 Federal election on Communist Party preferences, the newspaper's Letters Editor has given this howler a boost.

Rare Wedgwood porcelain fantasy pays off

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
A Rare Wedgwood fairyland lustre 'Ghostly Wood' malfrey pot and cover, designed by Daisy Makeig-Jones, sold for $56,120. by Peter Fish.

Shorten targets Turnbull's instability

The Saturday Paper (subscription) - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
While 2010 was the closest election result in history, Turnbull's scrape over the line is reminiscent of the near-death experience of his party's founder, Sir Robert Menzies, in 1961. Then it was the “magnificent James Killen” who delivered majority ...