|George Reid||18 Aug 1904||
4th Prime Minister
Leader of the Opposition from 1901, GH Reid became Australia’s fourth Prime Minister in three years.
|George Reid||15 Dec 1904||
The Conciliation and Arbitration Bill was finally enacted, establishing a federal Conciliation and Arbitration Court. The Bill put two Prime Ministers out of office.
|George Reid||24 May 1905||
Britain decided to continue the public celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday after the end of her 64-year reign in 1901. Following this lead, George Reid made Empire Day a national event in Australia. It remained a public holiday until 1958.