Australian Left Review

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Margins: Where there's a Wills...


Lindsay Tanner


In April 1990 I wrote that "Australian politics...may be about to undergo quite dramatic structural change, with political forces outside the ALP and coalition parties taking seats in lower houses and exercising real political power". I argued that there was a growing electoral trend towards progressive non-ALP candidates which seriously threatened the ALP's viability as a major political party.