Using recently released 1984 and 1985 Cabinet records, Philip O’Brien reveals the Hawke government considered ads on the ABC and other controversial changes to the national broadcaster.
Tags: 1980s, ABC, Cabinet, Hawke Government, Issue 9, SBS, Susan Ryan, television
Categories: Archives, Arts and culture, Communications, Economy, News, Politics
On 1 January 2011, the Archives released the documents of the 1980 Fraser Cabinet.
Tags: election, Fraser, Issue 1, United States, Vietnam
Categories: Defence, Economy, Environment, Health and welfare, Immigration, Indigenous issues, Industrial relations, Politics
Archives historian, Dr Jim Stokes, discusses some of the key issues from 1980.
Australia reacted very strongly to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. A major element of our foreign policy during 1980 consisted of looking for ways to express our extreme displeasure