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Bryce Courtenay 1933-2012

Bryce Courtenay died on November 22, aged 79.

 


Political Quotations

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2001 Election Predictions

Check back here after November 10 to see how accurate the “experts” were.


A Sure Bet, So Long As It’s None Of My Money – Matt Price> – (The Australian, Nov 10)

This is the harsh simplicity of politics. All are subject to the whims of those pencils … except, of course, the pundits. They – we – sail on, dispensing wisdom and rolling with the punches. [Read more…]


28th Parliament

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Preamble Referendum: Exposure Draft

This is the full text of the Exposure Draft for the Constitutional Preamble referendum released by Prime Minister John Howard.

This was the initial bill.

Full text of Exposure Draft for Constitutional Preamble referendum.

Constitution Alteration (Preamble) 1999

Exposure Draft

The Commonwealth Government has agreed that exposure drafts of the Constitution Alteration (Preamble) 1999 and explanatory statement be released for public comment. Exposure drafts of the Constitution Alteration (Establishment of Republic) 1999 and Presidential Nominations Committee Bill 1999 were released for comment on 9 March 1999. [Read more…]


UK Labour Party Shadow Cabinet – 1994

This is the UK Labour Party’s shadow cabinet, as appointed in October 1994.

  1. Tony Blair
    Leader

  2. John Prescott
    Deputy Leader

  3. Robin Cook
    Foreign Affairs

  4. Margaret Beckett
    Health

  5. Gordon Brown
    Treasury and Economic Affairs

  6. Donald Dewar
    Social Security

  7. Harriet Harman
    Employment

  8. Andrew Smith
    Chief Secretary to Treasury

  9. Frank Dobson
    Environment and London

  10. George Robertson
    Scotland

  11. Mo Mowlam
    Northern Ireland

  12. Chris Smith
    National Heritage

  13. Jack Cunningham
    Trade and Industry

  14. Michael Meacher
    Transport

  15. Ron Davies
    Wales

  16. David Clark
    Defence

  17. Jack Straw
    Home Affairs

  18. David Blunkett
    Education

  19. Joan Lestor
    Overseas Development

  20. Gavin Strang
    Agriculture

  21. Ann Taylor
    Shadow Commons Leader, Citizens Charter