Australian Left Review

Authors

N. C.

Abstract

The 1982 Labor Party National Conference took place under the theme of "Preparing for Government". The conference provided some indication of the approach a future Labor government might take and as such it was full of mixed blessings for the left. In a week coloured by the Hawke leadership challenge, the overwhelming desire of dominant tendencies in the ALP to shape policies acceptable to corporate interests and the overwhelming influence of the opinion polls there was little of immediate gain for the left.

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