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Chifley

Joseph Benedict. 1885--1951, Australian statesman; prime minister of Australia (1945--49)
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The range of 'brief lives' covered is a tribute to Australian egalitarianism and those within range, from the highest to the lowest in the land, include Cyril Pearl, Allan Fleming, Alf Conlon, Mac Burnet, 'Papa' Singin, Ben Chifley, Paul Hasluck, Doctor Frank, 'Blue' Steward, Chappie Hazeldene, Macmahon Ball, Bill Davidson, Ida Leeson, Bill Ingrain and A.
My favourite piece of bush philosophy is by Ben Chifley who said to Peter Ryan 'Sit down, have a cup of tea.
The values he brought with him into parliament were also more firmly those of Chifley's 'light on the hill'.
Although it is recorded in Hansard, many historians have quietly buried the fact that the Chifley Labor Government's Minister for Works, Nelson Lemmon, told Parliament this plainly when moving the Bill to set the Snowy Scheme in motion.
Instead, the Australian Labor party (ALP), headed by prime minister Ben Chifley, erected a set of regulatory barricades that thwarted the natural operation of the labor market.
New Labor History website: The Chifley Research Centre has launched a new 'Labor History' website <www.laborhistory.org.au/home.html> which seeks to educate the Australian people in the history and stories of the Australia Labor Party.
It contains a names and subject index and covers the period from January 1948 to October 1949, that is the last years of the Chifley Labour government, when H.
Third Prize awards were given to: Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., for an asbestos abatement, hazardous waste removal and demolition project at a General Mail Processing Facility in Westchester County; to Thornton Tomasetti Engineers for structural design of Chifley Tower, a high-rise office building designed for financial trading firms in Sydney, Australia; and to Robert Silman Associates, P.C., for their research into non-destructive methods for investigating historic buildings, using the New York State Capitol in Albany as the subject.
The undisputed zenith of Labor reformism in Australia was reached half a century ago, with the Curtin and Chifley governments of 1941-49.