light on the hill

light on the hill
A symbol of the political objectives of the Australian Labor party. In 1949 Prime Minister Ben Chifley spoke of the Labor goal of social justice as 'the light on the hill, which we aim to reach by working for the betterment of mankind'. Since then the light on the hill has become a catchphrase in Australian politics, used to evoke traditional Labor values.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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