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Entries Tagged as 'Joh Bjelke-Petersen'

The Merger of the Qld Country Party and the DLP – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 15th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Merger of the Qld Country Party and the DLP – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Campaigning, Conservative Politics, Means and Ends, Politics, Queensland

In September 1973, Mike Evans (Country Party President), called a press conference at a city hotel in Brisbane, at which the Country Party announced terms for the integration of the two parties (the Country Party and the DLP). This story appeared in the Australian the next day under the heading “State Country Party swallows the DLP”. The […]

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Dealing with the Press – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz

February 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on Dealing with the Press – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz · Journalism, Newspapers, Political Communication, Politics, The Media

“I’d love to tell you but I can’t. Just look at me. Don’t you worry about that until tomorrow, goodness me.” “I’m not talking to you on what you want to talk… Well I’m not interested in anything you say. You’re always so wide of the mark and generally so critical so I won’t even […]

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On other cultures – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz

February 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on On other cultures – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz · Ethnicity, Multi-culturalism, Quotes

“Just because a few migrants want their spicy tucker, I fail to see what the Australian community as a whole should suffer the possibility of foot-and-mouth disease.”

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On Policy – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz

February 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on On Policy – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz · Economics, Environmental Policy, Policy, The Law

“The Great Barrier Reef is really big. The people who say it’s being ruined don’t know how big it is.” “We won’t be able to sit on uranium. Firstly because it would not be right and secondly because it would be wrong.” “I oppose tobacco tax on principle. It is a new tax and Queensland […]

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On Queensland – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz

February 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on On Queensland – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz · Politics, Quotes, The Law

“We are a federation and I support a federation but we would operate much more effectively and efficiently and really surge ahead if we were on our own.” “We will work with [Bob Hawke] provided he is working in Queensland’s interests. If he attempts to interfere in any shape or form, then it’s on his […]

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On Morals – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz

February 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off on On Morals – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz · Homosexuality, Morality

“Queensland will not be dragged into the condom culture” “There is no animal, no beast on this earth that resorts to the sort of tactics that these characters [homosexuals] do. And I think that it is disgusting that they offer to give their blood and cause the death of so many people.” “The day care […]

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On Aboriginals – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz

February 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off on On Aboriginals – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz · Australian, Australiana, Quotes

“Land rights is a communist plot to set up land bases that could be used for subversive activities by other countries as well as for guerrilla training centres for other countries.” “Aborigines are as wealthy as Arab oil sheiks…. They wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the United States of America, together with […]

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