National Archives of Australia

Industrial relations

1982 and 1983 Cabinet records release: transcript

January 2012

Narrator: On 1 January 2012, the federal Cabinet records of 1982 and 1983 were opened and released to the public for the first time. These documents provide interesting insights into the Continue reading

The Constitution and federalism

Issue 3 July 2011

Leading Constitutional lawyer Professor George Williams discusses the problems with federalism and proposes a possible solution. Continue reading

1980 revealed through Cabinet records

Issue 1 January 2011

On 1 January 2011, the Archives released the documents of the 1980 Fraser Cabinet. Continue reading

Key events from 1980

Issue 1 January 2011

Archives historian, Dr Jim Stokes, discusses some of the key issues from 1980. Continue reading

Key events from 1980: transcript

Issue 1 January 2011

Jim Stokes: 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 Continue reading