Division of Labour: Industrial Relations in the Chifley Years, 1945-49

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Oxford University Press Australia, 1989 - Australia - 404 pages
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The prime ministership of J.B. Chifley from 1945 to 1949 covered one of the most turbulent periods in the history of Australian industrial relations. Popularly believed to be the work of agitators sent by Moscow, the labor unrest during this period was actually due to other, more domestic factors. Here, Sheridan presents an authoritative account of the events and people of this era. He challenges long-held beliefs and provides new insights into this watershed period in Australian politics and industrial relations.

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Tom Sheridan lives and works in Florida. For many years he was the editor and general manager of the Catholic New World. He is the author of The Gift of Baptism and The Gift of Godparents.

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