ACT Labor 1929-2009: a short history

Chris Monnox

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This is the first published history of the ACT branch of the Australian Labor Party. Charting the life of the branch from the first ALP meeting held in Canberra in 1929 through the separation of the branch from NSW in the 1970s to the election of its first Chief Minister in 1989 and the triumphs and disappointments that followed, the author argues that ACT Labor owes much of its success to being in touch with the expectations of the Canberra community. Written amidst overwhelmingly negative commentary about Australia’s oldest political party, this book offers a different view - a story of Labor success.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPort Adelaide
PublisherGinninderra Press
Number of pages96
ISBN (Print)9781740278386
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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