The campaigns

Simms, Marian 2009, The campaigns, Australian cultural history, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 87-96.

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Title The campaigns
Author(s) Simms, Marian
Journal name Australian cultural history
Volume number 27
Issue number 2
Start page 87
End page 96
Total pages 10
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2009-12-02
ISSN 0728-8433
1942-5139
Summary It is arguable that the 2007 election was decided on longer term issues, and longer term campaigning. This article focuses on the campaigning side. The campaigning commenced with the election of Labor's new leadership team of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard in December 2006. The Howard Coalition Government, after a minor cabinet reshuffle, pressed on with the promotion of its policies and programmes; but by May 2007 was forced to change tack, making concessions on the unpopular WorkChoices policy, and then introducing a controversial Aboriginal intervention programme. The election campaign was anti-climactic. The article includes a postscript on the election aftermath, comparing Kevin Rudd with Gough Whitlam in his rapid implementation of key campaign policies.
Language eng
Field of Research 160601 Australian Government and Politics
Socio Economic Objective 950202 Languages and Literacy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Routledge
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024611

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of History, Heritage and Society
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