Liberal Party of Australia

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FounderRobert Menzies
Member ofInternational Democrat Union
Sees itself as state-bearing party

The Liberal Party of Australia (LP) is a major centre-right political party in Australia, one of the two major parties in Australian politics, along with the centre-left Australian Labor Party. It was founded in 1944 as the successor to the United Australia Party.[1]

The Liberal Party is the larger and dominant party in the Coalition with the countryside-based National Party of Australia. Except for a few short periods, the Liberal Party and its predecessors have operated in similar coalitions at federal level since the 1920s.

Menzies Era

After an initial loss to Labor at the 1946 election, Menzies led the Liberals to victory at the 1949 election, and the party stayed in office for a record 23 years— the longest unbroken run ever in government at the federal level. Australia experienced prolonged economic growth during the post-war boom period of the Menzies Government (1949–1966) and Menzies fulfilled his promises at the 1949 election to end rationing of butter, tea and petrol and provided a five-shilling endowment for first-born children, as well as for others.[2]

While himself an unashamed anglophile, allowing British testing of nuclear weapons in Australia, Menzies' government concluded a number of major defence and trade treaties that set Australia on its post-war trajectory out of Britain's orbit and tied it to the United States; including the wars in Korea and Vietnam, and the highly strategic spy base in Pine Gap.


Party Members

Tony Abbott4 November 1957"The delicate balance between freedom and security may have to shift"...
Robert Askin4 April 19079 September 1981Premier of New South Wales 1965-1975. "A friend of organised crime"
Gladys Berejiklian22 September 1970Australian politician; Premier of New South Wales who was blackmailed into vaccine lockdowns.
Julie Bishop17 July 1956Australian former politician.
Neil Brown22 February 1940An Australian politician who attended the 1972 Bilderberg
Richard Casey29 August 189017 June 1976Australian who founded ASIS
Mathias Cormann20 September 1970Belgian-born Australian politician, Secretary-General of the OECD.
Peter Costello14 August 1957
Nick Greiner27 April 1947Premier of the Australian state of New South Wales from 1988 to 1992.
Terry Griffiths22 June 19448 June 2009During his time as CEO of The Scout Association in the 1980s, serial sexual abuse by NSW scout leaders took place. Resigned as NSW Police Minister over claims of sexual harassment.
Andrew Hastie30 September 1982
Brad Hazzard30 August 1951health Minister of New South Wales during COVID.
John Howard26 July 1939
Greg Hunt18 November 1965Australian Minister for Health responsible for the government's actions in the COVID-19 deep event. Decades of grooming by the World Economic Forum.
Jeff KennettMarch 1948[Premier of Victoria
William McMahon23 February 190831 March 1988
Barry O'Farrell24 May 1959
Philip Ruddock12 March 1943Spooky Australian Attorney General.
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  2. Brian Carroll; From Barton to Fraser; Cassell Australia; 1978