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The Commonwealth Liberal Party, usually called The Fusion, was a political movement active in Australia shortly after federation. It is sometimes referred to as the Deakinite Liberal Party. A federation (from the Latin fœdus, covenant) is a state comprised of a number of self-governing regions (often themselves referred to as states) united by a central (federal) government. ...


In 1909 Alfred Deakin, the leader of the Protectionist Party, agreed to merge with the Free Trade Party of George Reid to form the CLP. It was defeated by Labor in 1910. Under its new leader, Joseph Cook, it won the 1913 elections, but in 1914 Cook called early elections and was defeated. In 1916 the Liberals merged with the ex-Labor followers of Billy Hughes to form the Nationalist Party of Australia. 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Hon Alfred Deakin Alfred Deakin (August 3, 1856 - October 7, 1919), intellectual leader of the movement for Australian federation and second Prime Minister of Australia, was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the son of English immigrants. ... The Protectionist Party was a political party in Australia from the 1880s until 1909. ... The Free Trade Party was a political party in Australia from the 1880s until 1909. ... Rt Hon George Reid George Houstoun Reid (February 25, 1845 - September 12, 1918), Australian politician and fourth Prime Minister of Australia, was born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, son of a Church of Scotland minister, migrated to Victoria with his family as a child. ... 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Rt Hon Joseph Cook Sir Joseph Cook (December 7, 1860 - July 30, 1947), Australian politician and sixth Prime Minister of Australia, was born in Silverdale, a small mining town near Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, England. ... 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... Rt Hon Billy Hughes William Morris Billy Hughes (September 25, 1862 - October 28, 1952), Australian politician, was the seventh Prime Minister of Australia, the longest-serving member of the Australian Parliament, and one of the most controversial figures in Australian political history. ... The Nationalist Party of Australia was an Australian political party formed in 1917 from a merger of pro-conscription members of the Labor Party (who had been operating under the banner National Labor after their earlier split with the Labor party) with the Commonwealth Liberal Party. ...


Leaders

Hon Alfred Deakin Alfred Deakin (August 3, 1856 - October 7, 1919), intellectual leader of the movement for Australian federation and second Prime Minister of Australia, was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the son of English immigrants. ... Rt Hon Joseph Cook Sir Joseph Cook (December 7, 1860 - July 30, 1947), Australian politician and sixth Prime Minister of Australia, was born in Silverdale, a small mining town near Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, England. ...

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