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Callaghan’s Lines – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Political Communication, Politics, Queensland, Quotes, Socialism

Callaghan also became the creative source of sharp, catchy phrases for the premier to use against his political opponents. It’s a long list but includes some very effective ones:

“death-adder unions – they strike first”;

“when you go to the unemployment office tell ‘em Gough sent you”;

“help Tom Burns fight air pollution – give him a gag”.

Callaghan even helped in stirring the coalition partners, suggesting that Bjelke-Petersen question if the less rightwing Liberals were “big ‘L’ Liberals or small ‘s’ Socialists”.

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