THE DECADE 1930-40 was a very significant and creative period for the Communist Party of Australia. During these years our influence among the working people grew rapidly, and the political consolidation of the Party, of its political line, tactics and organisation took place. The Communist Party had been founded, October 30, 1920, in the aftermath of the socialist revolution in Russia and the creation of the Communist International. But for the next ten years the Party was unable to consolidate its position, overcome internal differences and provide answers to the many political problems before it.
Recommended CitationDixon, Richard, Industrial Policy in the 30s, Australian Left Review, 1(27), 1970, 19-31.