The untold story of Queensland liberalism

Megarrity, Lyndon (2015) The untold story of Queensland liberalism. Report. TJ Ryan Foundation, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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T J Ryan was a great reforming Queensland Labor Premier (1915-1919). He set in place an ambitious program which saw successive Labor governments intervene in the economy, social affairs, parliamentary structure and industrial relations at an unprecedented level between 1915 and 1929. While this level of state interventionism was unprecedented, it did not come as a massive shock to the Queensland electorate. Between 1859 and 1915, politicians espousing progressive liberal values had incrementally raised the expectations of Queensland electors about the role which government could play in the social, industrial, electoral and economic affairs of citizens. This essay traces the creation of the wider electoral environment which made the Ryan Labor government possible.

Item ID: 39423
Item Type: Report (Report)
Keywords: Queensland; liberalism; political history; Sir Samuel Griffith
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Research Report 30

Funders: Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Council of Australian University Librarians, Australian Society of Authors
Projects and Grants: CAUL-ASA Fellowship
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 03:29
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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