Communist Party of Australia. 1945


History of the Australian Labor Movement
- A Marxist Interpretation

by E. W. Campbell.

Published: by Current Book Distributors, Communist Party of Australia, 1945;
Source: Left History Archive.


Author’s Introduction

1. The Emergence And Development Of Trade Unionism, 1859-1890

A. The First Trade Unions.
B. The Effects of the Gold Rush.
C. The Eureka Rebellion.
D. The Struggle for the Eight Hour Day.
E. The Organisation of Bushworkers.
F. The Isolation of the Movement from Socialism.

2. The Great Strike And The Birth Of The Labor Party

A. The Socialism of Will Lane.
B. The Great Strikes and Lockouts.
C. The Birth of the Labor Party.
D. The Segregation of the Socialists.

3. The Bourgeois Liberal Character Of The Labor Party

A. How Spontaneity Produces only Trade Union Politics.
B. The Fiscal Issue Divides Labor.
C. The A.L.P., a Two Class Party.
D. The Advent of Compulsory Arbitration strengthens Opportunism
E. Subordination to Bourgeois Ideology Revealed by Labor in Office.

4. The War Exposes The Futility Of Reformism And Anarcho-Syndicalism

A. The Attitude of the Labor Party Towards the War.
B. The Programme and Activities of the I.W.W.
C. The Anti-Conscription Movement.
D. The 1917 General Strike
E. The Attempts to Form One Big Union.

5. The Emergence And Consolidation Of The Australian Communist Party, 1920-1945

A. The Struggle for a Unified Communist Party.
B. The A.L.P. Adopts the Socialisation Objective.
C. The Campaign for Affiliation with the A.L.P.
D. The Party is Strengthened by Purging itself of Opportunist Elements.
E. The Party Grows in Struggle.
F. For Working Class Unity Against Fascism and War.
G. The Party and the Working Class in the People’s War Against Fascism