Australian Left Review


David Burchell


Early in February the Murdoch press was first to herald signs of a drive on federal politics by Queensland’s seventeen-year premier, Joh Bjelke-Petersen. One “exclusive” phone-in poll in the Sydney Telegraph claimed that 70 percent of Australians wanted Joh in Canberra: later in the month, more reputable polling methods reduced this figure to only 60 percent.



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