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Who Are The Mainstream Australians?

John Howard often claims to be in tune with “mainstream” Australians, but Gerard Henderson claims today that the Prime Minister has made the basic error of believing his own political sloganeering.

David Marr, biographer of Patrick White and Garfield Barwick, writes today of the scenes from Saturday’s Reconciliation Week launch at the Sydney Opera House, describing how the nation’s political leadership looked stunned as the audience booed and shouted to Howard to apologise to the Stolen Generations.

Both articles are worth a careful read by all thinking Australians.


1984 Post-Election Analysis: McMullan, Henderson And Butman

The document shown here provides an analysis of the 1984 Federal Election from the perspectives of operatives from the ALP, Liberal and Democrats

The booklet was originally produced by the Victorian Association of Social Studies Teachers (VASST) and reproduced by the Correspondence School.

The ALP perspective is provided by Bob McMullan, the National Secretary of the ALP. Later, McMcullan became a federal Labor senator (1988-96) and MP (1998-2010). He served as a minister in the Keating government (1993-96).

The Liberal perspective is provided by Dr. Gerard Henderson, senior advisor to the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, John Howard. [Read more…]