Australian Left Review

Article Title

Queensland Politics

Authors

Murray Broad

Abstract

The analysis produced by the broad left and the CPA in Queensland presents that state as being in the forefront of a vast, national ruling class offensive. We regard Queensland as a testing ground for antidemocratic assaults to which the rest of the Australian bourgeoisie often looks for guidance. This view of Queensland as a pacesetter in a national campaign of reaction directly counterposes itself to the old notion that Queensland is a stagnant backwater, dragging its feet behind the rest of Australia. Such a naive assessment was accompanied by the idea that Queenslanders were somehow innately different from other Australians.

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