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Ron Walker Backs 4-Year Parliamentary Terms; Howard Urges Caution

The Liberal Party’s Federal Treasurer, Ron Walker has advocated 4-year terms parliamentary terms.

Walker argued that cost and improved efficiency of government were the benefits of 4-year terms.

Prime Minister John Howard cautioned that just because something has bipartisan support it doesn’t follow that the public will support it.

A referendum would be needed to extend the existing three-year terms of the federal parliament to four. An amendment to Section 28 of the Constitution would be required. [Read more…]

Ron Walker On How The Liberals Will Handle The Leadership Question

This is the Liberal Party’s Federal Treasurer, Ron Walker, on how the party will handle the leadership question.

He said the Liberal Party would never, “ever”, allow a re-run of the Howard-Peacock leadership tussles of the 1980s.
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