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01 July - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:56 pm

Today in Australian History.
1st July


13 Major events happened on this day in Australian History.
1800's
• 1841 – The convict assignment system was abolished in New South Wales and
Van Dieman's Land and was replaced by the probation gang system.
• 1851 – Victoria becomes a new state and separate from New South Wales

1900's
• 1932 – The Australian Broadcasting Commission is inaugurated by Prime
Minister Joseph Lyons.
• 1942 - Australia's worst maritime disaster occurs when the Montevideo Maru is torpedoed by American submarine ‘USS Sturgeon’.
• 1949 – John Farnham, Australian singer is born. Click here, read more + 4 videos
• 1970 – Melbourne Airport is opened at Tullamarine, Victoria.
• 1975 – Medibank is introduced, Australia Post and Telecom are formed from
the Postmaster-General's Department.
• 1978 – The Northern Territory becomes self-governing.
• 1983 – High Court blocks construction of the Franklin Dam in Tasmania in
the Tasmanian Dams Case.
• 1986 – Fringe Benefits Tax is introduced.
• 1996 – The Northern Territory legalises voluntary euthanasia. It would be
repealed by a conscience vote in the federal Parliament in 1997.
• 1997 – Deregulation of the Telecommunications market, allowing the entry
of competitors other than Telstra and Optus.

2000's
• 2000 – Australian PM John Howard introduces the GST. A 10% Goods and
Services Tax was introduced for most goods and services.

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Re: 01 July - Australian History quickies

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