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The 'Australian Settlement' and the Fisher government--call for papers.

The 'Australian Settlement' and the Fisher Government--Call for Papers: This one-day conference to be held 30 April 2010 at the University of Sydney marks the 100th anniversary of the Australian Labor Party becoming the first social democratic party to hold office in its own right anywhere in the world. Under the leadership of Andrew Fisher, the Labor Government embarked on a post-Federation nation-building project that has come to be called the 'Australian Settlement'. We call for papers which give a more critical and wider understanding of the Settlement, addressing issues such as: the role of organised labour; the relationship between liberalism and labour movement ideology; the terms of citizenship offered by a gendered and racially exclusionist settlement; the role of defence policy; the nature of Australian liberal governance; and the transnational context of nation building. The conference is convened by Mark Hearn, Macquarie University, Nick Dyrenfurth and Harry Knowles, both of University of Sydney. The conference is supported by the Business and Labour History Group, Work and Organisational Studies, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney. Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted by 12 February 2010 to <>

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Title Annotation:NOTICE BOARD
Publication:Labour History - A Journal of Labour and Social History
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Nov 1, 2009
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