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 Liberal Party of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Commonwealth Liberal Party was a fusion of the non-Labor parties in 1909 in response to Labor's growing electoral prominence.
Throughout their history, the Liberals have been the party of the middle class (whom Menzies, in the era of the party's formation called "the forgotten people"), though such class-based voting patterns are no longer as clear as they once were.
The Liberal Party's organisation is dominated by the six state divisions, reflecting the party's original commitment to a federalised system of government (a commitment which was strongly maintained by all Liberal governments until 1983, but has been to a large extent abandoned by the Howard government, which has shown strong centralising tendencies).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Australia   (1492 words)

 We are the Liberal Party - NOT the LibDems
Liberals are the natural counter to Conservatism and the Liberal Party as we know it today was founded in 1877 to champion freedom of the individual, equality of opportunity and a moderate re-distribution of wealth by means of social and political reform.
Some of these decided to re-establish the Liberal Party to continue the genuine Liberal political tradition to champion causes which New Labour and the Conservatives opposed and which were about to be forsaken by the Liberal Democrats in their frantic quest to join the political establishment.
Those Liberals who refused to join the new hybrid party in 1988 felt at the time that the cause of liberalism would eventually lose out to social democracy in the new hybrid party, and so it proved as a change in the new party’s philosophy, constitution and organisation led to changes in policy.
www.liberal.org.uk /general/notlds.htm   (1787 words)

 GDC | Politics & Elections | Parties | Unofficial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Party Outline: The Communist Party is a far left party that believes in a strong Commonwealth built on a strong central government and a strong Party.
The Communist Party advocates nationalization of industry, appropriation of the spoils of exploitation, funding for the military, and the establishment of the Commonwealth as an exporter of revolutionary thought and might.
Party Outline: The Reformist Party is a right-wing party of fiscal and social conservatives.
publish.uwo.ca /~jchabber/commonwealth/politics/parties.html   (623 words)

 Liberal Party of Australia
The current Liberal Party of Australia was founded on 31 August, 1945, after Robert Menzies called a conference in 1944 of conservative parties and other groups opposed to the ruling Australian Labor Party.
The Liberal Party's organisation is dominated by the six state divisions, reflecting the party's commitment to a federalised system of government (perhaps their most strongly held policy and certainly one of the few that has remained since the party's creation).
Party policy is made almost entirely by the parliamentary parties, not by the party's rank-and-file members.
www.fact-index.com /l/li/liberal_party_of_australia.html   (766 words)

 Commonwealth Liberal Party
The Commonwealth Liberal Party, usually called '''The Fusion''', was a political movement active in Australia shortly after federation.
In 1909 Alfred Deakin, the leader of the Protectionist Party, agreed to merge with the Free Trade Party of George Reid to form the CLP.
In 1916 the Liberals merged with the ex-Labor followers of Billy Hughes to form the Nationalist Party of Australia.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/commonwealth_liberal_party   (169 words)

 Liberal Party of the Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Liberals and liberalism are under attack from many quarters of the world.
The true liberal believes that while the people may not always be right, they are usually right, and that in the end, if the people are given free rein to choose and to select, righteousness, truth, and justice will prevail.
The liberal does not believe that the common masses should be condemned to a life of poverty or suffering, nor tat he grant that any of us is endowed by the Creator with superior rights to rule of to prevail.
www.liberalparty.ph /speeches/mroxas.htm   (3785 words)

 Liberal Party of Australia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Liberal Party was founded on 31 August, 1945, after Robert Menzies called a conference in 1944 of conservative parties and other groups opposed to the ruling Australian Labor Party.
The Liberals were in power in Victoria from 1955 (the election in which they defeated John Cain Sr) to 1982 (in which they were defeated by the last Labor Premier's son, John Cain Jr) and in South Australia (under several names) from 1932 to 1965.
One effect of this was the success of a breakaway party, the Australian Democrats, founded in 1977 by former Liberal minister Don Chipp and members of minor Liberal parties.
liberal-party-of-australia.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (1122 words)

 Liberal Party to suffer a crushing defeat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The leader of the SA state Liberal Party is to step down because he lost the election and losing is failure.
If the Liberals did stand for what Liberals are supposed to stand for and stuck it out long enough in opposition they would eventually win because rising taxes, unemployment, increasing debts levels, etc, would cripple the state and the Labor Government would fall like a house of cards, just as it did before.
For state Liberal Party to adopt the view that all it needs to do is largely follow ALP policies and manage them more professionally is not good enough.
www.brookesnews.com /062703liberals.html   (923 words)

 Liberal Party of the Philippines
The founder and the 1st President of the Liberal Party established the foundation of the new republic and launched the economic restructuring of a country ravaged by war.
He was at the helm of the Party when the country is facing the demise of martial rule, the EDSA revolution and the Philippine transition to democracy.
He envisioned the party to be a haven of the young believing that their idealism and dynamism will re-invigorate the party.
www.liberalparty.ph /history/lppresidents.htm   (1041 words)

 British Liberal Party election manifesto,1951
The existence of a Liberal Party, as recent experience has shown, constantly reminds the individual M.P. that the crack of the party whip is by no means the be-all and end-all of a live democracy.
Liberals, with more Members in the House, can compel Parliament to face the problems squarely and can make sure that the measures taken for their solution are based on common sense and social justice.
The Liberals alone recognise the fact that the world is witnessing the end of the era of national self-sufficiency.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/man/lib51.htm   (2010 words)

 Liberal Party of Australia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Liberal Party of Australia was founded on 31 August, 1945, after Robert Menzies called a conference in 1944 of conservative parties and other groups opposed to the ruling Australian Labor Party.
Neither the present Liberal party, nor a previous Liberal party, the Commonwealth Liberal Party, adheres to the political doctrine of "liberalism" in the sense in which the word is generally used in most other countries; in international terms, Australian "Liberals" have usually been conservatives.
The Liberals were in power in Victoria from 1955 (the election in which they defeated John Cain Sr) to 1982 (in which they were defeated by the last Labour Premier's son, John Cain Jr) and in South Australia (under several names) from 1932 to 1965.
liberal-party-of-australia.kiwiki.homeip.net.cob-web.org:8888   (1032 words)

 Where's the party? - The Boston Globe
FOR THE LIBERAL WING of the Democratic Party, campaign 2004 was a breakthrough, a landmark, almost a liberation.
The fact that Clinton never paid a price within his party for his own mistakes continues to give many Americans the impression that we are a party that is as out of the mainstream on traditional moral questions as the Hollywood celebrities who endorse us.
For a party whose major competitive advantage over the opposition is its credibility in protecting ordinary people from economic insecurity, anything that compromises that credibility is disastrous.
www.boston.com /news/globe/ideas/articles/2004/11/07/wheres_the_party   (3155 words)

The citizens of the Australian Commonwealth are held in "sovereign suspension" between their historical roots and their present-day sociopolitical circumstances, unable to give true allegiance to a common national identity, and therefore seemingly ill-prepared to adequately define Australia's role within the international system.
The Australian Liberal Party believes that the relationship between Australia and the United Kingdom is extremely important to the economic and social well-being of both nations.
The leader of the Liberal Party, Prime Minister John Howard, unashamedly defends the retention of the monarchy and the preservation of Australia's position within the British Commonwealth.
www.drake.edu /artsci/PolSci/ssjrnl/2002/Laehnrevised.htm   (1783 words)

 Liberal Democrats : Lord Maclennan of Rogart
In 1967 Robert Maclennan was appointed PPS to the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs, and was an Opposition spokesman on Scottish Affairs and Defence during the 1970-74 Parliament.
He was elected Leader of the SDP in August 1987, in which position he successfully led the negotiations with the Liberal Party which culminated in the formation of the Liberal Democrats in March 1988.
Robert is the Liberal Democrat spokeperson in the Lords on Europe and is the Party's representative on the European Convention.
www.libdems.org.uk /party/people/lord-maclennan-of-rogart.html   (475 words)

 Commonwealth Secretariat - Politics
The Liberal and National parties were frequently in coalition.
A new party, the Australian Democrats, was formed in the 1970s as a breakaway group from the Liberal - National coalition.
In February 1998, the Constitutional Convention voted by 89 votes to 52 for Australia to become a republic by 2001, and by 73 votes to 57 to replace the British monarch with a president, though the republicans were not unanimous on how the president should be appointed.
www.thecommonwealth.org /Templates/YearbookInternal.asp?NodeID=138147   (489 words)

 $20m concessions package for retirees - Liberal Party SA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Mr Kerin said the Liberal Party recognised the financial pressures on South Australian retirees, caused by a Labor Government unconcerned about slugging retirees with ever increasing taxes and charges.
Commonwealth pensioners currently receive a range of concessions not available to self-funded retirees.
The Liberals’ Utilities Allowance increases assistance to all retirees but recognises that self-funded retirees have not received as much assistance as other retirees.
www.saliberals.org.au /policy/policy_details.asp?PolicyID=4494   (412 words)

 The Washington Commonwealth Federation & Washington Pension Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Although neither had been founded by the Party, by the late 1930s Party members were in key positions and mostly able to control these mass organizations with their broad spectrum of activists and supporters behind initiatives, candidates, and issues that advocated a diverse reform agenda.
Party members Howard Costigan and Terry Pettus edited the WCF newspapers from 1936 until the New World folded in 1948.
In the 1940s the WPU gained momentum at least partially due to the optimism and energy of William Pennock, and soon surpassed WCF membership totals.
faculty.washington.edu /gregoryj/cpproject/phipps.htm   (2878 words)

 Caribbean Net News: Bahamas opposition party and its leader facing stern challenge
But it all changed during his party’s first term when he was elevated to Government House as the Queen’s representative where he transformed the office from a stodgy and insignificant ceremonial posting to a proactive national platform for promoting Bahamian culture throughout every settlement of the Commonwealth.
The party had just lost its charismatic leader Sir Cecil Wallace Whitfield but none, including the elder Turnquest, seemed to believe that they could take on Sir Lynden, despite indications that he and his party had exhausted their welcome.
Turnquest and the FNM are in for an interesting six months he and the party prepare for the national convention and the subsequent national elections in 2007.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /2005/06/27/party.shtml   (977 words)

 The Hon. Joe Hockey :: Join the Liberal Party
The Liberal Party is able to serve the Australian community through the support of tens of thousands of Australians who, each year, donate to the Party.
Donations from the community are needed by the Liberal Party to run election campaigns and to fight for a better Australia, to undertake research and develop policies, and to support candidates and Members of Parliament in their work.
By donating to the Liberal Party in the North Sydney electorate you can directly assist Joe Hockey and the North Sydney Liberals in their work for the residents of the lower north shore in the Australian Parliament.
www.joehockey.com /liberalparty/donate.aspx   (197 words)

The Commonwealth government was created with a constitution patterned partly on the U.S. Constitution.
Three political parties dominate the center of the Australian political spectrum: the Liberal Party (LP), nominally representing urban business-related groups; the National Party (NP), nominally representing rural interests; and the Australian Labor Party (ALP), nominally representing the trade unions and liberal groups.
The Liberal Party/National Party coalition came to power in the March 1996 election, ending 13 years of ALP government and electing John Howard Prime Minister.
www.bsr.org /laborlaw_bsr/country.cfm?id=3   (261 words)

 Liverpool Liberal Party
After Liberal Party Cllr Steve Radford alerted Cllr Clucas and the local press that 20,000 tenants had been invited to telephone a free phone number that did not exist, to attend meetings in a matter of days.
Liberal Party Councillors are demanding that in future pre-application site meetings should be open to ward councillors and record in public view.
The Liberal Party is at the forefront with organisations such as The Democracy Movement and Campaign for an Independent Britain.
www.liverpoolliberalparty.motime.com /archive/2004-03   (2545 words)

 My Liberal Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The vernacular used in Morocco (I will go there in less than a month to attend the 54th Congress of Liberal International) is very different from the language spoken by the ordinary people in Egypt or elsewhere in the Middle East.
More than the formalities of the party leadership, with whom I had failed to develop a special personal relationship over the years, I enjoyed this last emotional meeting with dozens of young people, who I had worked together with for many years.
The educative activity is co-sponsored by the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats, the federation of liberal and democratic parties from the whole region, the Taiwanese Democratic Progressive Party or DPP and the liberal Foundation I work for.
www.myliberaltimes.com   (4599 words)

 Party Registration
The following parties were registered with the Australian Electoral Commission for the 2 March 1996 federal election.
For funding and disclosure purposes it is not necessary for political parties to be registered in each State and Territory.
The Commonwealth Electoral Act recognises State and Territory branches of a registered political party as if they were separately registered political parties.
www.aec.gov.au /_content/who/party_reg/reg_parties_96.htm   (80 words)

 Democracy in Africa - Gibraltar 2002 - Executive - The International - Liberalism
Takes this opportunity to emphasise the need for strong liberal parties, and to highlight the achievements of liberals, democrats and liberal Parties in Africa in their commitment to achieving democratic and sustainable development and human rights for all Africans: in particular
- Welcomes the commitment of the United Party for National Development in Zambia to a peaceful campaign for democracy, despite the difficulties surrounding the recent elections in Zambia, and calls on the Government of Zambia to allow a fair and independent hearing of the petitions presented for recounts of certain election results.
welcomes the active participation of all liberal parties and individual liberals in the Organisation of African Liberal Parties (Africa Liberal Network) as a common and effective voice for liberals in Africa, speaking on behalf of all Africans within Liberal International and beyond.
www.liberal-international.org /editorialIndex.asp?ia_id=804   (442 words)

 Liberal Agenda: March-April 1993 Page 4
And in sixth place on the California ballot is the Peace and Freedom Party, born in opposition to the Vietnam War, with 70,176 enrollees.
Even though these four official third parties in California are relegated to the status of protest parties because of the state ban on cross-endorsement, they regularly attract very considerable support.
The Peace and Freedom Party came in first among the third parties in both contests; the American Independent Party came in next in both; and the Libertarian Party came in last in both.
www.liberalparty.org /1993Page4.html   (1067 words)

 Liberal Democrats : Menzies ('Ming') Campbell CBE QC MP, Fife North East
I also competed in the 1964 Olympic and 1966 Commonwealth Games, was captain of the UK athletics team 1965-6 and held the UK 100 metres record for seven years from 1967.
Sir Menzies ("Ming") Campbell was elected leader of the Liberal Democrats by vote of the national party membership on March 2nd 2006.
As candidate for North-East Fife in 1983 he increased the Liberal share of vote again to 40.2 per cent, and finally won the seat (with a majority of 1,447) as a Liberal at the General Election in June 1987, immediately being appointed the party's spokesman on Arts, Broadcasting and Sport.
www.libdems.org.uk /party/people/person.html?id=13   (1034 words)

 Liberal Party (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
'''Liberal Party''' is the name of dozens of political parties around the world.
It usually designates a party that is ideologically liberal or left wing.
There are however some Liberal Parties which are actually more conservative in nature than their opponents, or who adhere to right wing or libertarian views.
liberal-party.kiwiki.homeip.net.cob-web.org:8888   (410 words)

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