The Politics of Retribution: The 1996 Federal Election

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781864483864
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Tables
Figures
Preface
Contributors
Introduction
1 Promises and personalities: The House of Representatives election in 1996 3
2 The election in the Senate 15
3 An insider on the outside: A personal view of why Labor was always going to lose the 1996 federal election 23
4 The Liberal Party campaign 34
5 The National Party campaign 42
6 'All politics is local politics': Candidates and campaigning in the 1996 election 47
7 Trade unions and business 57
8 The farm vote 68
9 A defeat for political correctness? 73
10 The ethnic dimension 80
11 Television and the election 88
12 New South Wales 99
13 Victoria: Against the slide? 107
14 Queensland: A tale of two elections 117
15 Western Australia: Houses divided 127
16 South Australia and the Northern Territory 136
17 Tasmania 146
18 The Australian Capital Territory 153
19 Individual electoral districts 158
20 Long-term electoral trends and the 1996 election 173
21 Short-term influences on voting behaviour in the 1996 election 190
22 Statistical analysis of the results 207
23 Six notes on Australian psephology 228
Appendix 241
Notes 242
References 247
Index 253
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