Australian Left Review

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Agenda for Renewal


John Mathews


For the past two years, Australia bas been treated to a novel and unnerving spectacle - the rise of an ideologically radical Kight that has come close to capturing political power. It has now become entrenched within the Liberal Party, and within business organisations like the National Farmers Federation, in a way which will ensure its continued influence over the poHtical agenda. The New Right is a radical poUtical movement, constituting a threat to the labour and social movements' project, and in this it is quite different from the threat posed by orthodox conservatism.



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