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Is this (rough) democratic justice?

22 May 2022

8:20 PM

22 May 2022

8:20 PM

In December 1989, the Queensland National Party government lost power after 32 years in office. As David Barnett recounts in his biography of John Howard (John Howard, Prime Minister), upon hearing this outcome, Howard remarked: ‘There is an element of democratic justice in the result.’

Howard made that comment not because he was happy at this result, but given the background of the role the Queensland Nationals played in the ‘Joh-for-Canberra’ campaign in 1987, which was an attempt to catapult then Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen into the Lodge.

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