Australian Left Review

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Apres Joh, Le Deluge


Colin Mercer


It all had a touch of high tragic drama about lt. Storms swept Brisbane; Macbeth and King Lear were Invoked; and there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth as the tribune of the Moral Right, Rona Joyner, warned of an imminent "wave of lmmorality" In the wake of the demise of Joh Bjelke Petenen ·after 19 years as Premier.