The Museum of Australian Democracy collection contains Christmas cards for almost every year of Malcolm Fraser’s prime ministership.
The 24th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is meeting in Malta from 27th to 29th November. CHOGM meets every two years, each time in a different city, and brings together the 53 member states of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Chris Hurford played a key role in the development of Australia's skills-oriented immigration policy as Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs from 1984 to 1987.
Since 13 October the museum has been running its Twitter project, #Dismissal1975, to commemorate the Whitlam sacking.
Royal Commissions usually fit two categories: those that are primarily investigative, and those that are advisory, seeking to assist the formulation of government policy.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has reversed the decision of his predecessor, Tony Abbott, to reintroduce knighthoods and damehoods and has removed them from the Australian honours system.
Arthur C. Clarke and the 1945 Wireless World paper, Can rocket stations give world-wide radio coverage?
The United Nations organisation established 70 years ago in 1945 had 51 member states. Today, there are close to 200. Nearly every nation on the planet.
The media is talking about ‘Estimates’ again. What is the ‘Estimates’ process and why is it called ‘Estimates’?
As a student of politics and later as a political journalist, the Dismissal was a constant reference point – an Australian moment that has attracted, perhaps, more scholarship, journalism and cultural reflection than just about any other.
Had John Lennon lived, he would be celebrating his 75th birthday today. There’s no doubt the world would have been celebrating with him.
With American R&B singer Chris Brown having his right to entry into Australia being challenged by the federal government, and anti-abortion activist Troy Newman being denied a visa, we explore ministerial rights in this area.
Mary Riek was born in Hobart, Tasmania, in 1927. Mary worked in the Parliamentary Library in 1948 and again in 1966-67.
We have a new Cabinet! But what is it? And why isn’t it in the Constitution?
One characteristic shared by almost all former prime ministers is a reluctance to relinquish the office. What does one do after leaving the top job in the country?
Since the first Federal Parliament was convened in 1901, there have been 146 by-elections (including Canning). Seventy-two have been necessitated by the resignation of a member and 68 by death.
Australia has a new PM, and for the third time in five years the transition of power has occurred as the result of a leadership spill in the government. But what is a leadership spill?
Most of Australia’s migrant and refugee intake has been a product of decisions announced and debated in the Old Parliament House, when it was home to the federal parliament from 1927 to 1988.
A small story, perfectly formed—thanks to Trove, the Australian War Memorial, good old Google and some New Jersey librarians.
There was considerable controversy recently when the Australian Border Force announced a joint operation with Victoria Police to allow for large-scale Border Force random checks of the visa status of people in Melbourne’s CBD.