the australian constitutional thingy

Catherine Driscoll catherine.driscoll at
Mon Nov 8 14:49:31 PST 1999

>which explains why traditional Labor Party electorates
>voted overwhelmingly 'no' -- as did National Party (rural) electorates
>(which in Victoria are strangely heamorraging to Labor Party-aligned

oh and this. i've said it before, but really the labor party just claimed the 'rural' back on the strengths of the damage done there by the 'coalition' -- a coalition which always subsumed rural conservatism into middleclass urban conservatism without much respect for the specificity or the interests or the former


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