Oral histories on the topic 'Jim Cairns'
Terry Larkin talks about his work in the Department of Treasury from 1958 to 1974, including his time as Principal Private Secretary to the Treasurer, Harold Holt, in 1960 and 1961, and his background and career path.
Topics: Recession 1961, Credit Squeeze 1961, Loan Council, Ted Theodore, Harold Holt, Roland Wilson, Wallace Wurth, Austin Sellick, role of Principal Private Secretary, Budgets, Arthur Calwell, Gough Whitlam, Eddie Ward, Robert Menzies, Jack McEwen, import restrictions, trade, Jim Cairns, Les Heylen, Frank Crean, L. J. Hooker, John Gorton, Jim Killen, Billy McMahon, Malcolm Fraser, Harkness Fellowship, Peter Brown, H. C. ‘Nugget’ Coombs
Neil ‘Bluey’ Baker, born 1947, was a telephone technician in the provisional Parliament House from 1973 to 1988 and thereafter in the new Parliament House for many years.
Topics: Alexandria Training School (Sydney), Arthur Gietzelt, ASIO, Badges, Bakelite, Baker’s Better Beverages, Barry Jones, Bathurst (NSW), Bill Gellatly, Bill Hayden, Bill Rickaby, Bill Snedden, Bob Hawke, Broken Hill (NSW), Canberra, Canberra Times, Catholic schools, Commonwealth Parliament Staff Association, Cootamundra (NSW), Cordial manufacturers, De La Salle College, Don Chipp, Eddie Hunter, Eddie Jones, Factories, Family background, Flo Bjelke-Petersen, Fraud charges, Gambling, Garfield Barwick, General Post Office (GPO), Gough Whitlam, Hansard staff, Hardie-Ferodo car race, Ian Burn, Ian Sinclair, Jim Cairns, John Corkill, Junie Morosi, Juvenile gangs, Ken Fry, Kevin McDermit, Kim Beazley, Leeton (NSW), Letraset, Linesmen, Mal Colston, Malcolm Fraser, Marbles (game), Margaret Reid, Marist Brothers, Marrickville (Sydney), Michael Somes, Mick Young, Mungo MacCallum, New Parliament House, Non-Switching units, PABX system, Parliament’s telephone system, Paul Savage, Peter Hall, Peter Harvey, Peter Horn, Post Master General (PMG), Press Gallery, Provisional Parliament House, Radio, Retired Technician’s Union, Ron Cahill, Rural automatic telephone exchanges, Security, Serjeant-at-arms, Snooker, SP bookmakers, Steve Angelo, Sydney (NSW), Technical training, Technology, Telecom, Telecommunications technicians, Telegram boys, Telephone technicians, Telephones, telephonists, television, The Dismissal (11 November 1975), Usher of the Black Rod, Wollongong (NSW)
Stephen Mills was born in Victoria in 1954. From 1977 to 1983 he worked in the Parliamentary Press Gallery as a reporter for The Age. In 1986 he joined Prime Minister Bob Hawke's staff as a speech writer, a position he held until 1991 when he rejoined the Parliamentary Press Gallery working for t...
Topics: Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Alan Reid, Albury Border Mail, Alex Zubrzycki, Alistair Drysdale, Amanda Buckley, ANU, APEC, Arthur Calwell, Australian Associated Press, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australian Financial Review, Australian Journalists’ Association, Australian Labor Party, Authors, Bachelor of Arts, Barrie Cassidy, Bathurst (NSW), Be Just and Fear Not (book), Beaufort (Victoria), Ben Chifley, Bill Hartley, Bill Hayden, Bill Kelty, Blanche d’Alpuget, Bob Hawke, Bob Sorby, Brian Toohey, Brotherhood of St Lawrence, Bruce Juddery, Canberra, Canberra Times, Caravaners, Carol Thatcher, cassette tape recorders, Cathleen Frankovic, Chelsea, Children in poverty (speech), Chris Conybeare, Cigarette smoking, clergy, Clyde Holding, Cole Parks, Commonwealth Fund of New York, Craig Emerson, Creighton Burns, Croatia, Curly (nickname), Dennis Richardson, Dorothy Scurry, Editors, Election campaigns, England, Fairfax newspapers, Family background, Farmhouse Creek (Tasmania), Farrago (newspaper), Football, Franklin Dam decision, Gareth Evans, Gary Hart, Geelong, Geelong Grammar, Geoff Kitney, Geoff Walsh, Geoffrey Yeend, George Gear, George Schultz, George Zubrzycki, Glasnost, Golden Age Hotel, Gorbachev, Graham Evans, Graham Freudenberg, Graham McDougall, Graham Perkin, Graham Richardson, Grant Nile, Greg Hywood, Hansard, Harkness Fellowship, Harvard University, Heather Ewart, Hebrew University, Helen O’Neil, History degree, House of Representatives, Hunter S. Thompson, Ian McPhee, Ian Sinclair, Ian Wilson, Imre Salusinszky, Inverleigh State School, Israel, Jacaranda Press, Jean Sinclair, Jerry Noonan, Jesse Jackson, Jill Saunders, Jim Cairns, Joe Napolitan, John Barton, John Bowen, John Carrick, John Edwards, John Gorton, John Hewson, John Jost, John Kerin, John Mills, Journalism, Journalists, Judith Hoare, Kate Legge, Keating-Hawke challenge, Ken Wriedt, Kennedy School of Government, King’s Hall, Laurie Oakes, Lazlo’s canteen, Liz Dale, Lloyd O’Neil, Lobbyists, Lou Cullen, Malcolm Fraser, Manuka Travel Lodge, Margaret Guilfoyle, market research, Master of Public Administration, Melbourne, Melbourne Sun, Michael Mackellar, Michelle Grattan, Mick Young, Micro-cassettes, Middle East, Mike Codd, Mike Pezzullo, Moscow, Mungo McCallum, Nagra recorders, National Press Club, National U (newspaper), Neville Wran, New Delhi, New Guinea, New Parliament House, News Ltd., Nigel Balfe, Nigel Wilson, Non-Members’ Bar, Old Melbourne Stock Exchange, Overseas trvael, Ozzie Meneghello, Palestine, Pandora Livanes, Patrick Walters, Paul Keating, Paul Kelly, Peggy Noonan, Peninsula Boys’ School Mt Eliza (Victoria), Perestroika, Pete Steedman, Peter Abeles, Peter Harris, Peter Hollingworth, Peter Smark, Politics, Press Gallery, Primaries (USA), Prime Minister’s Office, Question Time, Rajiv Gandhi, Ranald McDonald, Red Hill (ACT), Rex Connor, Richard Wirthlin, Rod Kemp, Rod Sim, Rolling Stone (magazine), Ronald Reagan, Ross Garnaut, Russel Barton, Russian Jews, Sandy Hollway, Scott Milson, Seamus Dawes, Security, Senate, Shorthand, Simon Balderstone, Simon Crean, Simon Nash, SOCOG, South Korea, Speech writers, staffers, Steve Lewis, Steve Sedgwick, Steven Nesbitt, Stuart Harris, student journalism, Sydney, Sydney Morning Herald, Technology, Telex, Tennant Creek (NT), The Age, The Australian, The Bulletin, The New Machine Men (book, 1986), Tim Dodd, Tom Mockridge, Tony Abbott, Tony Walker, Typewriters, United States, University of Melbourne, US-Australia alliance, Vietnam War, Wal Merryman, Walter Mondale, Washington, Wayne Swan, White Australia policy, Wine and Brandy Producers’ Association, Writers
Russell Schneider was born in Sydney in 1946 and grew up in Newtown. He worked as a journalist in the Press Gallery from 1968 to 1983. During that time, in 1975, he became Press Secretary to Senator Reg Withers but returned to the Press Gallery in 1978. In 1983, he became Chief Executive Officer ...
Topics: Ahmed Fakhruddin, Ainsley Gotto, Air travel, Alan Cumming Thom, Alan Ramsey, Alan Reid, Alister McMullin, Allan Barnes, Ansett Airlines, Archie Cameron, Arthur Calwell, Association of Independent Rights for Retirees, Attendants, Australian Associated Press, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australian Democrats, Australian, Journalists Association, Australian Labor Party, Australian Medical Association, Australian National University, Australian United Press, Bill Cousins, Bill Hartley, Bill Hayden, Bob Bordino, Bob Hawke, Brian Boswell, Brian Harradine, Brian Howard, Cabinet submissions, Camdenville Primary School, Canberra, Canberra Rex, Catholicism, Civil Construction Corps, Clyde Cameron, Cocos Island, Committee on Electoral Boundaries, Committee on Securities and Exchange, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Conscription, Copy boys, Crisis Control Centre, Daily Mirror (newspaper), Daily Telegraph (newspaper), Dale Barton, Dallas Hayden, David Barnett, David McNicoll, Democratic Labour Party, Depression (1930s), Derrick Shaw, Dismissal (November 11, 1975), Don Cameron, Double dissolution (1983), Doug Anthony, Doug Lowe, Ed Clark, Election 1972, Electoral Amendment Bill, Elsie Morgan, Enmore Boys’ High School, Eric Robinson, Evan Sutton, Executive Council, Fairfax press, Family background, Family life, Federated Ironworkers Union, Fin Crisp, Financial Review, Frank Connor, Frank Packer, Fred Brenchley, Fred Chaney, Geoff Kitney, George Crawford, George Georges, George Poyser, Gerald Stone, Germany, Gerry Willesee, Ginninderra Schoolhouse, Gough Whitlam, Graham Freudenberg, Graham Morris, Graham Richardson, Greek migrant social security fraud, Hansard, Harold Holt, Harold Young, Hazel Hawke, Herald and Weekly Times, Herbert Vere Evatt, Hilton hotel, Hospitals Contribution Fund, Hotel Ainslie, Hotel Canberra, Hotel Civic, Hotel Wellington, House of Representatives, Ian Fitchett, India, Indonesia, Industrial action (AJA), Israel, Italy, Jack Simpson, Jenny Macklin, Jim Cairns, Jim Killen, Jim McClelland, Jim Odgers, Jim Quirk, John Gorton, John Howard, John Kerr, John Overall, Journalism, Justin O’Byrne, Kathy Martin, Kay Hilvert, Kay Kersop, Keith Bradshaw, Ken Cowley, Ken May, Ken Wriedt, Kenneth May, Kep Enderby, Khemlani, Kim Beazley, King Watson, Kings Hall, Ladies Lounge, Lance Barnard, Laurie Oakes, Laurie Short, Leaks (media), Lennox Hewitt, Leo Basser, Les Love, Liberal Party, Lionel Murphy, Liquor Trades Union, Lobbyists, Magna Carta (Kings Hall), Magnus Cormack, Mal Colston, Malcolm Collis, Malcolm Fraser, Margaret Guilfoyle, Max Walsh, Medibank, Michael Moore, Michael Townley, Murwillumbah (NSW), National Capital Development Commission, Neal Blewett, Neville Bonner, New South Wales Parliament House, News Limited, Newtown (Sydney), Non-Members’ Bar, Non-Members’ Dining Room, Order of Australia, Papua New Guinea, Paris, Paul Hasluck, Paul Keating, Perth Daily (newspaper), Peter Beattie, Peter Bowers, Peter Hardacre, Peter Lawler, Peter Rae, Peter Reith, Peter Walsh, Petro Georgiou, Phil Lynch, Political Science, Politics, Press Gallery, Private Hospitals Association, Question Time, Red Hill (ACT), Refugees Club (social club), Reg Withers, Rex Connor, Richard Carlton, Robert Maher, Robert Menzies, Ron McAuliffe, Rosemary Sinclair, Royal Commission 1978 (Electoral Boundaries), Rupert Murdoch, Russia, Seamstresses, Security, Senate, Short-hand, Slums, Smoking, Social life, Sydney, Tasmania, Technology, Telecommunications, Teleprinters, Telex operators, The Age, The Colt from Kooyong (book), Tom McNeill, Tom Uren, Tom Watson, Tony Abbott, Tony Eggleton, Tony Street, Tooth’s Brewery, Trades Hall (Sydney), Trans Australia Airways (TAA), Tullamarine airport, Typecorders, Una Fraser, Vietnam War, Voluntary Health Insurance Association, Wages, Weekend Australian, Whips, William McMahon, Work conditions, Work routines, World War One, World War Two