Australian Left Review

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Margins: Politics Fights Back


Peter Beilharz


Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the monster of party politics has been sighted again. First, the Liberals successfully claimed back the political high ground with Fightback! Before you knew it Hewson was kissing babies and appearing suave on telly, the Labor Party looking utterly exhausted and embarrassed. F ig h tb a c k ! and the Goods and Services Tax looked like the new Accord: a gleaming policy machine without parallel from what used to be called the Left of politics. But then there arrived the new tablet: this one called One Nation.