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Karate Chop Political Advertising – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on Karate Chop Political Advertising – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Campaigning, Economics, Political Communication

The big surprise (in 1974) was the defeat of Brisbane’s popular Lord Mayor, Alderman Clem Jones – or was it such a surprise, considering the advertising campaign mounted by his Liberal opponent, Don Cameron. He ran a series of television commercials in which he moved around in front of a big pile of roofing tiles […]

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Robert Menzies in 1931 commenting on proposals for stimulus spending during the depression.From “The Light on the Hill” – Ross McMullin

August 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on Robert Menzies in 1931 commenting on proposals for stimulus spending during the depression.From “The Light on the Hill” – Ross McMullin · Australian Labor Party, Conservative Politics, Economics, History, Politics

If Australia were to surmount her troubles only by the abandonment of traditional British standards of honesty, justice, fair play and honest endeavour, it would be better for Australia that every citizen within her boundaries should die of starvation within the next 12 months.

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