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The beginnings of the ACTU can be traced to a Trade Union Congress held in the Melbourne Trades Hall Council on 3 May 1927. The meeting was convened to 'consider the possibility of creating a representative body for the whole trade union movement in Australia'. The Congress elected a Committee of seven which produced a report including a proposed constitution for a new body named the Australasian Council of Trade Unions, which was accepted with two minor amendments on 7 May 1927. The name was changed to the Australian Council of Trade Unions at the 1947 Congress. The Australian Workers' Union joined the ACTU in 1967, and the ACTU's merger with two leading federations of white-collar unions, the Australian Council of Salaried and Professional Associations in 1979, and the Council of Australian Government Employee Organisations in 1981, gave it about 2,500,000 members, or more than three-quarters of trade union membership in Australia. The ACTU is the recognised representative of organised labour in centralised wage negotiations with business and the federal government. It has traditionally maintained a close association with the Australian Labor Party, though not actually affiliated to it. Robert Hawke, who was president of the ACTU from 1970 to 1980, went on to serve as Australian prime minister from 1983 to 1991 and later Presidents Simon Crean and Martin Ferguson became Federal ministers. The ACTU's policy-making body, a biennial congress, is made up of delegates from state branches of the federation (Trades and Labor Councils) and from affiliated trade unions.

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Simon Crean addresses the Australian Council of Trade Unions National Congress

Author(s)Photographer: Ruth Maddison
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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date CreatedSep 1987
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Message from the Secretary

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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Created1977
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Bourke's ACTU store

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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Created1972
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Martin Ferguson, President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, 1990-1996

Author(s)Photographer: not known
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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Created1990
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APHEDA (Australian People for Health Education and Development Abroad) stall at the Australian Council of Trade Unions National Congress

Author(s)Photographer: Ruth Maddison
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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date CreatedSep 1987
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Logo, Australian Council of Trade Unions, 1927-1977

Author(s)Photographer: not known
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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Created1954
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Women in the trade unions: Vida Goldstein

Author(s)Photographer: not known
TypeText
Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Creatednd
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All-Australian Trades Union Congress - Agenda Paper

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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Created3 May 1927
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Want to be a 20c.millionaire?

Author(s)Photographer: not known
TypeText
Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Created1969
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Hawke condemns the Government for lies and broken pledges

Author(s)Photographer: not known
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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Created1977
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Women in the trade unions: Rose Scott

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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Creatednd
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Women in the trade unions: assault on a non-trade unionist

Author(s)Photographer: not known
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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Creatednd
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Unveiling of a bronze bust of Charles Alfred Crofts

Author(s)Photographer: not known
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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Created1954
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Bob Hawke, President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, 1969-1980

Author(s)Photographer: not known
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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Creatednd
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Reg Broadby, Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions, 1949-1956

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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Created1956
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Delegates to the Australian Council of Trade Unions Executive Meeting

Author(s)Photographer: not known
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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Created1956
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Peter Nolan, Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, 1977-1983

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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Creatednd
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Bob Hawke, President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, 1969-1980

Author(s)Photographer: not known
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Date Published18-Sep-2009
Date Creatednd
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E G Whitlam and unidentified others [occasion not known]

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Date Published18-Sep-2009
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