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  Liberal Party of Australia - SourceWatch
The Liberal Party of Australia is the major partner in the Liberal-National coalition which has governed Australia since 1996.
In 2004, The Age newspaper reported that: "Last financial year, the biggest donation to the Coalition came from the Cormack Foundation, a long-term supporter of the Liberal Party set up with the proceeds of the sales of Melbourne radio station 3XY to promote private enterprise.
Despite receiving $100,000 a year in public funding, the Menzies Research Centre is also a major donor the Liberal Party, donating $327,000 to the party between 1998/9 and 2003/4 [1].
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  The Liberal Party of Australia
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The Liberal Party of Australia advises website users to verify the accuracy and completeness of the information before committing to any course of action.
Although all reasonable efforts are made, there is no warranty that the The Liberal Party of Australia website will be free of infection by viruses or any other manifesting, contaminating or destructive properties.
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  Liberal Party of Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
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.
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).
www.wapipedia.org /wikipedia/mobiletopic.aspx?cur_title=Liberal_Party_of_Australia   (930 words)

  
  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Commonwealth Liberal Party was a fusion of the non-Labor parties in 1909 in response to Labor's growing electoral prominence.
Strong opposition to socialism and communism in Australia and internationally was one of the foundation principles of the Liberal Party.
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).
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  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.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/l/li/liberal_party_of_australia.html   (776 words)

  
  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.
Strong opposition to socialism and communism in Australia and internationally was one of the foundation principles of the Liberal Party.
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   (1463 words)

  
 Politics of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The government of Australia is a federation in the context of a constitutional monarchy, and Australians elect state and territory legislatures as well as a bicameral Parliament of Australia based on the Westminster System.
The Liberal Party is a party of the centre-right which broadly represents business, the suburban middle classes and many rural people.
Its junior coalition partner is the National Party of Australia, formerly the Country Party and now known for electoral purposes as "The Nationals", a conservative party which represents rural interests.
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 Australia - MSN Encarta
Formally, executive authority in Australia is vested in the governor-general, who is appointed by the British monarch in consultation with the Australian prime minister.
Three political parties dominate in the Australian parliament: the two-party ruling coalition of the Liberal Party of Australia (LP) and the smaller National Party of Australia (NP), and the leading opposition party, the Australian Labor Party (ALP).
In practice, the Liberal and National parties have so frequently combined in coalition governments and opposition, at both the federal and state levels, that they are sometimes only vaguely differentiated in the public eye; however, their traditional alliance occasionally breaks down.
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 Liberal Democratic Party (Australia) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Liberal Democratic Party is a small Australian political party founded in 2001 which purports to adhere to free market principles broadly comparable to those of the United States Libertarian Party.
The party claims members in four states and is registered in the Australian Capital Territory, although it is not registered federally due to its small size.
The party is on track to achieve federal registration with the Australian Electoral Commission by January 7, 2007, which is also the date of its first National Conference.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberal_Democratic_Party_of_Australia   (275 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Liberal Party of Australia Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Neither the present Liberal party, nor a previous Liberal party, the Commonwealth Liberal Party, has been "liberal" 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.
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).
www.ipedia.com /liberal_party_of_australia.html   (893 words)

  
 Australia - Conservapedia
The Commonwealth of Australia is a country-continent with its west coast on the Indian Ocean, east coast on the Pacific Ocean facing New Zealand, southern coast on the Southern Ocean facing Antarctica, and northern coast bordering Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Australia is a democracy which has allowed men of European descent to vote since federation, with non-Aboriginal women gaining the vote in 1902 and Aboriginal men and women gaining suffrage in 1962.
Australia is often known as a sporting nation with success worldwide in swimming, tennis, rugby league and rugby union, cricket, netball, basketball, and even speed ice skating.
www.conservapedia.com /Australia   (1774 words)

  
 Pyongyang Chronicles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The "National Party of Australia", which rules in coalition with the Liberal Party of Australia, is an extreme right-wing party that wants to cut back on immigration policies, and deny equal rights to minorities, women and homosexuals.
The Liberal Party of Australia hasn't fared much better, although their party rule seems to be more towards corrupt elitism, cutting back social programs to lower taxes in benefit of the wealthy minority.
Australia was previously praised back in 2000 when they hosted the Summer Olympics, widely thought of to be the best Olympic games ever, with the country putting on the face of being wealthy, clean, friendly, and prosperous.
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 Labor Party (Australia) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Labor Party (Australia), political party founded in the 1880s, the oldest surviving national political party in Australia.
Liberal Party (Australia), main anti-socialist party of Australia, and one of the two main political parties, the other being the Labor Party.
National Party of Australia, political party established to represent the interests of agricultural producers and rural residents of Australia,...
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 Australia - dKosopedia
Australia is both one of the Anglo-Saxon settler states and an entire continent located in the South Eastern hemisphere of the globe.
The Liberal Party is currently the party of Prime Minister John Howard, and governs in coalition with the National Party of Australia.
The ALP is the left-of-centre major party in Australia, and is formally aligned with the labour movement of Australia, with formal relationships with trade unions and the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Australia   (1838 words)

  
 Liberal Party of Australia - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since its foundation in 1945 it has been the dominant party of the centre-right in Australia and competes with the centre-left Australian Labor Party for political office, both at the Federal level and in the Australian states and territories.
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.
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 cars - Liberal Party of Australia
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 Liberal Party, despite its name, is basically a conservative party, although it has a minority "liberal" wing.
Since the 1980s the party has moved to the right, developing a strong neo-liberal element in their platforms and policies, particularly with respect to trade.
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 ozpolitics.info   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Prior to their fusion in 1909 to form the (Deakin) Liberal Party, there were two non-labor parties: the Free Traders (renamed the Anti-Socialists in 1906) and the Protectionists.
The present Liberal Party of Australia was established from the UAP in 1944 under (later Sir) Robert Menzies.
O'Brien's taxonomy includes the welfare state liberals, the post-war idealists, the small-l liberal trendies or wets, the Fabian liberals, the corporate executives, the economic drys, the damps, the uglies, and the sheer pragmatists or bandwagon opportunists.
www.ozpolitics.info /parties/lib.htm   (806 words)

  
 ACT Electoral Commission - Review Statement giving reasons for the decision to register the Liberal Democratic Party
Mr Humphreys stated that his party believed that the name Liberal Democratic Party and the abbreviation LDP did not so nearly resemble the registered names or abbreviations of either the Liberal Party or the Australian Democrats that the party's name or abbreviation was likely to be confused with or mistaken for them.
Second, the ground for objection, whether the name of a party is likely to be confused with or mistaken for the name or abbreviation of another party because the names of both parties includes similar words such as "liberal", "liberals" or "democratic", is also substantively the same.
The term "liberals for forests" is a combination of words emphasising a specific issue and describing a party by a name different from that of the Liberal Party of Australia or any of its State divisions.
www.elections.act.gov.au /PartyRevSt.htm   (2123 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Australia
Howard joined the Liberal party at 18 and participated in student politics while in university.
In 1996, after the Liberals under John Howard took the most seats in Parliament and formed a government by forming a coalition with the Nationals, Anderson became minister for primary industries and energy.
The party has had difficulty hanging on to its support base in recent years, due to a growing gulf between its rural conservative elements and increasing rural support for green candidates and independents.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/australia/election_partyleaders.html   (1662 words)

  
 Liberal Party of Australia Federal Women's Committee - Australian Women Corporate entry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Federal Women's Committee (FWC) was established at the inaugural meeting of the Federal Council of the Liberal Party in August 1945.
It is the peak body representing women in the Liberal Party and acts as a voice for women in the development of policy and party organisational matters.
The Liberal Party of Australia was the first political party in Australia to make provision for equal numbers of men and women in some of its senior Party positions, particularly in the Victorian Division, which has had a formal provision for equal representation at vice-presidential level.
www.womenaustralia.info /biogs/AWE0807b.htm   (533 words)

  
 Australian PM doesn't support Queensland party amalgamation
The highest ranking member of the Liberal Party of Australia, Prime Minister John Howard has said he would not support a joining together of the Queensland Liberal and National parties.
In the statesman's view the Queensland Liberals are part of a nation-wide party, and Mr Howard vowed to fight any proposal that would split them from the rest of the country.
He said that the national party operates differently to other parties in that it is based at a divisional level within each state and then forms together federally.
www.bloggernews.net /2006/05/australian-pm-doesnt-support.html   (726 words)

  
 How the Liberal Party can win state elections: be a viable alternative - On Line Opinion - 20/2/2004
The Liberal Party is out of office in every state because it has no alternative to Labor’s genuinely held conviction that public-sector bureaucrats know what is best for families and individuals in education, health and community life.
If policy-making is the business of the parliamentary party, and not the party’s membership as a whole, then the capacity to generate creativity is limited when the parliamentary party is reduced to a rump.
The Liberals culture has been historically formed out of the experience of government administration, but when the current generation of parliamentarians are out of office in the states, with no prospect of immenent promotion, the traditional source of supply runs dry.
www.onlineopinion.com.au /view.asp?article=1978   (1342 words)

  
 Malcolm Fraser - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When the Liberals were defeated at the 1972 elections by the Labor Party under Gough Whitlam, he became a member of the Opposition front bench under Billy Snedden's leadership.
The Liberals won a landslide victory, greatly assisted by the strong support of the media, notably the Murdoch press, which had previously supported the ALP.
Over the 13 years that the Liberals then spent in opposition until 1996, they tended to blame the "wasted opportunities" of the Fraser years for their problems, and Fraser grew resentful of this and distanced himself from his old party.
www.voyager.in /Malcolm_Fraser   (1512 words)

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