National Archives of Australia

Politics

Traversing Antarctica: the Australian experience

Issue 4 October 2011

The behind-the-scenes contribution of Archives staff in developing an exciting new exhibition. Continue reading

In brief: Issue 4

Issue 4 October 2011

News and information from the Archives. Continue reading

Gwalwa Daraniki: land rights struggle on record

Issue 3 June 2011

The story of the 1972 Larrakia petition – one of the most important documents in the history of Indigenous Australians’ struggle for land rights. 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

Arnold von Skerst: a Nazi in Australia

Issue 3 July 2011

Arnold von Skerst, editor of Australia’s Nazi propaganda newspaper Die Brücke in the 1930s – revealed through Archives records. 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

Out of the Cabinet: what if the ‘Thorpedo’ had to be compensated?

Issue 2 March 2011

An insight into the 1980 Cabinet deliberations surrounding the issue of payment to athletes who boycotted the Moscow Olympic Games. Continue reading

Key events from 1980

Issue 2 January 2011

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

2500 dead: a preventable tragedy?

Issue 1 January 2011

A re-appraisal of events surrounding the deaths of 2500 Australian and British prisoners of war in Borneo during World War II. 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