States rights and Australia’s adoption of the statute of Westminster, 1931–1942

@article{Lee2016StatesRA,
  title={States rights and Australia’s adoption of the statute of Westminster, 1931–1942},
  author={D. Lee},
  journal={History Australia},
  year={2016},
  volume={13},
  pages={258 - 274}
}
  • D. Lee
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • History Australia
Abstract Some historians have speculated on whether party political disagreements between Labor and non-Labor parties were behind the more than 10 years it took the Commonwealth of Australia to adopt the main provisions of the Statute of Westminster, the 1931 imperial act which declared the independence of the parliaments of the self-governing British dominions. This article examines the efforts to adopt the Statute between 1931 and 1942 and the connection of the Statute with Western Australia… Expand