In history November 2019

November in Australian parliamentary history.

Nov 18, 2019

On 8 November 1908 the High Court handed down the Harvester Judgment, which introduced the idea of a minimum or living wage for all white male workers.

On 11 November 1975 the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, dismissed the Prime Minister, the Hon Gough Whitlam MP.

On 6 November 1999 the Australian people voted ‘no’ in a referendum on the question of whether or not Australia should become a republic.

On 15 November 2017 Senator Dean Smith introduced the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017 to allow same sex couples to marry. The bill passed the Parliament on 7 December 2017.