1986 in Australia

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1986 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General Ninian Stephen
Prime minister Bob Hawke
Population 16,018,310
Elections WA, TAS, QLD
Flag of Australia.svg
1986
in
Australia
Decades:
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Incumbents[edit]

Premiers and Chief Ministers[edit]

Governors and Administrators[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • 2 April - Prime Minister Bob Hawke breaks an election promise by lifting the ceiling on home interest rates, following the banks' promise of an extra $6 million for home loans.
  • 11 April - The Arbitration Commission finds that the Builders' Labourers Federation was guilty of serious industrial misconduct and the union is deregistered.
  • 14 April - A second trial of Mr. Justice Lionel Murphy begins in Sydney, and lasts for two weeks, with the jury eventually acquitting him.

May[edit]

  • 14 May - Responding to the release of dismal current account deficit figures, Federal Treasurer Paul Keating makes his infamous off-the-cuff warning about Australia becoming a "banana republic".

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • 2 August – The painting The Weeping Woman by Pablo Picasso is stolen from the National Gallery of Victoria. The painting is found undamaged in a locker at Spencer Street Station on 19 August.[1]
  • 6 August – A low pressure system moving from South Australia and redeveloping off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 327.6 millimetres (12.90 in) of rain in a day on Sydney. Resulting floods kill six people.
  • 9 August – Sydney schoolgirl Samantha Knight disappears in Bondi, Sydney.
  • 19 August - The Federal Budget is handed down and outlines the Federal Government's aims to slash the deficit by increasing charges and making cuts to the Public Service. New Right thinking prompts the Opposition to foreshadow even more drastic changes.
  • 21 August - Labor Caucus votes 74:42 to resume sales of uranium to France.

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Sport[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weeping Woman Mystery". eMelbourne. University of Melbourne. Retrieved 1 September 2016.