An Overview of the Australian Department of Post-War Reconstruction

Introduction The Department of Post-War Reconstruction was an Australian Government department responsible for planning and coordinating Australia’s transition to a peacetime economy after World War II. The department was established in December 1942 and dissolved in March 1950. Refer to Demobilisation of the Australian Military after World War II. Brief History The Department of Post-War… Read More


What is a War Economy?

Introduction A war economy or wartime economy is the set of contingencies undertaken by a modern state to mobilise its economy for war production. Refer to War Effort. Philippe Le Billon describes a war economy as a “system of producing, mobilising and allocating resources to sustain the violence.” Some measures taken include the increasing of… Read More