The " Brisbane line" was an alleged plan to abandon Northern Australia in the event of a Japanese invasion. The allegation was made during an election campaign in October 1942 when Edward Ward, the Minister for Labour and National Services accused the previous government of planning this strategy. The accusation was unsubstantiated by Ward and firmly denied by Menzies and all members of the previous government. Curtin's initial failure to dismiss the allegation and General Douglas MacArthur's mention of it at a press conference in March 1943 led to the controversy gaining much momentum. Ward made repeated charges against the Menzies-Fadden government throughout 1943 and backed up his assertions by referring to a missing document. The allegations created much public controversy and led to a Royal Commission of Inquiry in June 1943. Mr Justice Lowe was appointed Royal Commissioner. The terms of the commission were to focus on whether any document concerning the so called "Brisbane Line" was missing from the official files and if so what was the nature of this document. The Royal Commission found the documents to be complete and that no such plan had been official policy under the Menzies government. While Ward's allegations were unfounded the War Cabinet had put in place strategies prioritising defence for vital industrial areas in time of war. The plans were well known to members of parliament and while they were not connected to Ward's charges they did form part of his belief in the existence of a Brisbane Line. Ward's allegations were constructed from these ideas as well as evacuation policies and existing plans for a scorched earth policy.
Brisbane Valley railway line was created in 1884.
The air distance from Brisbane to Mackay, Australia is 803 km.
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Australia developed a defensive strategy of abandoning the North and defending the 'Brisbane Line'.
Brisbane City is on the Brisbane River.
The address of the Brisbane Library is: 250 Visitacion Ave., Brisbane, 94005 1563
I Think that Australia was going to surrender half of it which was if you drew a line from Brisbane to Perth the top half of that was going to be surrenderedThe Brisbane Line was devised as a possible tactic to help defend Australia's southern states. This line would have conceded the northern part of Queensland, from just north of Brisbane, the Northern Territory and the region of Western Australia north of Perth, had the Japanese invaded.
It takes about 27 minutes to drive from the Brisbane Airport to Port of Brisbane.
The city of Brisbane was named after the Brisbane River, which John Oxley named after Sir Thomas Brisbane. He was the Governor of New South Wales at the time when Brisbane was founded.
There is no Breyerfest in Brisbane.
Yes. There are train stations at Robina, Nerang and Helensvale, and it is a direct line to Brisbane. There are regular bus services also. See the link below for timetable information.
Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is built on the Brisbane River.
The river that runs through Brisbane is The Brisbane River.
It was Brisbane v Essendon Brisbane Won
Brisbane, the capital of the Australian state of Queensland, is on the Brisbane River.
The half way point when driving from Brisbane to Sydney, Brisbane is Armidale, Australia.
The Brisbane River.
Brisbane was created in 1824.
Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland in Australia.