Tag Archives: Rudd

Dodging a bullet. Guest blogger: John Young

It was going to be as bad as 1996 (when Labor lost 31 seats), a sombre Stephen Smith gravely warned us at the beginning of the ABC election night coverage. Smith ignored that a few months earlier Labor was facing … Continue reading

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The election – punishing bad behaviour. John Menadue

One thing the election did was to explode the perceived wisdom that if the economy was doing well, governments are seldom voted out. But the Rudd Government was. As I have written in earlier blogs. The Australian economy, by almost … Continue reading

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