The 16th Australian Brigade marches through the streets of Sydney.
A coal strike in New South Wales begins.
Allied troops land in Dutch West Indies.
Japanese Premier Admiral Yonai forms ‘Inner Cabinet’ with ministers for Foreign Affairs, War and the Navy.
Australia and New Zealand declare war on Italy.
The German raider Orion lays mines off Auckland, New Zealand.
The Communist Party of Australia is declared as illegal.
Japanese Cabinet resigns under army pressure.
Prince Konoye forms new Japanese Cabinet with Army and Navy nominees.
Japan announces its plans for the creation of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.
An air crash in Canberra kills three UAP ministers and Chief of the Australian General Staff.
Alter the ‘voluntary dissolution of all political parties’, President Konoye of Japan announces structure to ‘unite the total energies of the state and people.’
Japan signs the tripartite pact with Germany and Italy, hoping to deter the USA from interfering in its affairs. However, this step had the opposite affect as the USA now saw Japan as siding with the aggressors.
Petrol rationing is introduced in Australia.
The Australian 7th Division sets sail for the Middle East.
Cameron is replaced by Fadden as leader of the Australian Country Party.