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Collection Details


Collection Name: Democratic Labor Party: an Oral History
Repository Name: Perspectives on World History and Current Events [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Macleod, Victoria, Australia, Australia
URL: http://www.pwhce.org/dlp.html
Description: The Democratic Labor Party (DLP) fulfilled an important role in Australian political history. Unfortunately the nature of the DLP's contribution is generally misunderstood, as were the circumstances that gave rise to the party and what its actual purpose was. Far from being the anti-union and narrow-minded reactionary party that it has been unfairly caricatured as, the DLP in fact operated according to social democratic principles which enabled it to make a positive and constructive contribution to Australian public policy in the period of its existence between 1955 and 1978. The DLP's historic roots went back to the Labor Party and the Australian union movement and the party's viability in part depended upon the principled support and commitment that it received from its membership.
Broad Subjects: International Politics; Politics
ASP Subjects: Australia; Bundoora, Victoria, Australia; Democratic Labor Party (Australia)--History; Democratic Labor Party, Australia; Oral history; Victoria, Australia
Collection Code: OHC0001341