current Federal Liberal Party is not a shadow of the party that Robert
Menzies, Harold Holt and John Gorton led...I am, of course, not
including Billy McMahon. I mean, who would?
These governments were responsible for the planning and implementation of three far reaching policy decisions.
1. The introduction of decimal currency.
2. The conversion from imperial measures to metric.
12 June 1970, the Australian Metric Conversion Act passed by the
Australian Parliament was given assent. This Act created the Metric
Conversion Board to facilitate the conversion of measurements from
imperial to metric, the implementation of which occurred over the next
The 1967 referendum to determine whether two references in the
Australian Constitution, which discriminated against Aboriginal people,
should be removed. A referendum that was passed emphatically.
Under the current
manifestation of what remains of the Liberal Party, what chance do you
think such policy decisions would be considered, let alone implemented?