Last Word on the Mayo By-election

If you are voting in the by-elections tomorrow, who should you vote for? The key question is: “What do you want Australia to be?” When you have a clear image in your mind of what you hope our future will be, you need to compare the candidates and ask which of them has the education, …

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Mayo by-election …

I note with concern the report in today’s Islander in which candidates in the current Mayo by-election are asked “What will you do for us..?” as if this should be the key factor in deciding who to vote for. I cannot fathom why anyone with any understanding of our Federal parliamentary system would think this …

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A Teensy Little Gloat

Despite the morbid prognostications of Mr Mackerras and the left-wing locos, I said before the Higgins and Bradfield by-elections that both seats would be retained easily by the Liberals, that neither would go to preferences, and that there was a chance both candidates would be returned with increased majorities. I even gave a fairly detailed …

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Double Disillusionment

My wife asked me on the way into Kingscote yesterday if I thought a double disillusionment was likely. She meant double dissolution, and corrected herself immediately. But it is a great phrase. For the Labor Party, a double disillusionment is more likely than a double dissolution. Malcolm Mackerras predicted on Thursday that the Liberals would lose in Higgins …

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