Tag Archive: ALP

The Liberal Campaign and the Myth of Rescue

by Sarah Burnside*


Much has been made of the repetitious slogans in use this election campaign, but one has received comparatively little attention: the Coalition’s emphasis that Labor must not be given ‘the second chance that it doesn’t deserve and that Australia can’t afford’.

The Liberals instead suggest that they Read more »

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New Labour in History

by Frank Bongiorno, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King’s College London


In the build-up to the Iraq War, there was an occasion when the British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, turned up for a briefing session with Tony Blair at Number 10, accompanied by one of his officials, Dr Michael Williams. Read more »

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Julia Gillard as Prime Minister

by Beverley Kingston, Visiting Research Fellow, School of History and Philosophy, UNSW


With the election of Julia Gillard as leader of the ALP (which means that she automatically becomes prime minister), another chapter has been added to Australia’s deeply ambivalent story of women in politics. Since 1894, when South Australia followed some Read more »

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