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1980s

Defining Moments in Australian History

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1980s

1982: Protests against Franklin Dam in Tasmania lead to formation of the Greens
1983: Australia II wins the America’s Cup
1983: Floating of the Australian dollar
1984: Australian Parliament passes Sex Discrimination Act
1984: Introduction of Medicare