The overseas companies chose to make there cars here because they could produce more cars for less money. This was welcomed by the Australian government as it provided a valuable boost to employment and also to the economy. Cars were improved dramatically through out the 1920's. Cranks which were once used to start the car were now only used for emergencies and were replaced with electric starters. Wider tyres were put on cars, electric headlights were introduced, canvas tops were replaced with hard tops, and a new finish call 'duco' was used to allow easer maintenance. After 1925 the government set up a special fund, from the tax on petrol, to be used towards making new and maintaining highways through out Australia. By 1923 all of Melbourne's trains were electric after having to stop the process due to the war. By 1926 electric trains replaced steam engines in all capitol cities. In the mid 1920's the government had integrated road and rail transport by getting buses to pick up people at stations and taking them to towns were the train didn't go. Trucks were used to deliver goods between major stations and outback towns.
Women had been allowed to stand for parliament and vote