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Archives for May 1983

Senator Ron Boswell (Nats-Qld) – Maiden Speech

Ron Boswell was first elected to the Senate as a Nationals member in March 1983.

Boswell went on to win re-election in 1984, 1987, 1990, 1996, 2001 and 2007. He retired on June 30, 2014, after serving for 31 years and 118 days. He is currently the sixth longest-serving member since the Senate was established in 1901.

Boswell served as Leader of the National Party of Australia (1990-2003) and Leader of The Nationals (2003-2007) in the Senate. He was Deputy Leader (2007-2008). [Read more…]

David Butler: 1983 Election Retrospect

This is an article by the British election expert David Butler on the outcome of the 1983 Federal Election.

The article was first published in Current Affairs Bulletin and reproduced in Victorian HSC Politics curriculum documents.