1988 in Australia

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1988 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General Ninian Stephen
Prime minister Bob Hawke
Population 16,532,164
Elections VIC, NSW
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1988
in
Australia
Decades:
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Incumbents[edit]

Premiers and Chief Ministers[edit]

Governors and Administrators[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Australia's Bicentenary year, celebrations lasting throughout year.

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November[edit]

  • 29 November – The four acts granting the ACT self-government are given Royal Assent.
  • Olympic Dam, the world's largest uranium deposit and the largest underground mine in Australian opens

December[edit]

  • 4 December - In Sydney, Federal Opposition Leader John Howard launches a statement of principle and general policy entitled Future Directions which reveals that a Liberal government would encourage the introduction of external school examinations, establish a National Standards Monitoring Programme for schools and did not rule out the introduction of a consumption tax after the first term of a Coalition government. Based on intensive research in 20 marginal seats, the statement also speaks nostalgically of traditional values.[1]
  • 24 December - Arbitration Commission President Barry Maddern finds that the Remuneration Tribunal's November recommendations for a 29% increase in MP's salaries and allowances are justified.

Arts and literature[edit]

  • No Miles Franklin Award winner is announced as date changed from year of publication to year of announcement
  • The Aboriginal Memorial was created to honour all Aboriginals that had died defending their land since 1788

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lenore, Taylor (5 December 1988). "Howard launches 'Future Directions' - Schools, tax head blueprint". The Canberra Times, p.1. 

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