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Joh the Talkback Radio Pioneer – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on Joh the Talkback Radio Pioneer – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Conservative Politics, Political Communication, Politics

Callaghan put the premier on the phone or in studios to answer questions that came up on talk-back programs – the first time a politician had done this in Australia.

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Bjelke-Petersen on Medicare – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Bjelke-Petersen on Medicare – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Health Policy, Policy, Political Communication, Politics, Queensland

Mr Speaker, Throughout history, man has had to cope with many disasters. Some of these disasters have become household names – the Biblical Flood, the eruption of Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii, the Titanic. Well, as from Friday we can add another monumental disaster that will affect every household in Queensland and the rest of Australia […]

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We Feed the Gerrymander at 3PM – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on We Feed the Gerrymander at 3PM – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Journalism, Newspapers, Politics, Queensland, Quotes, The Media

Once when (Callaghan) took a Sydney journalist to lunch the bewildered man asked a question about electorate sizes that Callaghan did not like. “Separate cheques please waiter,” he quipped. “Anyway we feed the gerrymander at 3PM.”

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He is the Fangio – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on He is the Fangio – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Politics, Quotes

Allen Callaghan (Joh’s Press Sec) himself has always modestly claimed to be the humble mechanic, but such men are often also engineers: “I am just the mechanic in the pits. I make sure the machine is well oiled, that it is ready to go, that no breakdowns will occur. But the chief is the man […]

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Expediency, by Necessity, Out of Politics – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on Expediency, by Necessity, Out of Politics – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Hypocrisy, Political Communication, Politics, Quotes

Bjelke-Petersen hired an outside public relations expert to help him get rid of the arch-wowser image and in December 1968 a picture of him patting a horse at Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse appeared in the Sunday Mail. The racehorse, Kionda, unfortunately lost the first race on a protest. (This moved his future public relations man, Allen […]

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

October 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on NESB – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Multi-culturalism, Politics, Queensland

Their original homeland was very important to the Bjelke-Peteren family, and for a long while Danish was spoken at home most of the time. When Joh’s sister Neta went off to school for the first time, she could speak only Danish. Christian and Joh however soon got in the way of speaking English (although the […]

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Queensland Leadership – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Queensland Leadership – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Conservative Politics, Leadership, Politics, Queensland

The implications of (Joh’s) reign were clear as far back as Thursday, 25 May 1972, when, with McMahon leading Australia as Prime Minister, the Country party in Queensland took local full-page advertisements for the coming state election featuring pictures of Bjelke-Petersen with the headline: “While Australia searches for a leader Queensland has found Joh Bjelke-Petersen […]

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We Are Now Crossing the Border to Queensland – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on We Are Now Crossing the Border to Queensland – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Politics, Queensland

The Premier’s state government aircraft idled along at an altitude of 6,000m heading North two hours out of Canberra. Joh sat impassively at the controls and pulled levers, adjusted knobs, and talked to his co-pilot, Beryl Young. In the cabin, his press secretary, Allen Callaghan, private secretary, Bill Chadwick, and a security policeman dozed trying […]

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