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

October 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on What The Shah Told Joh – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Australian Labor Party, Campaigning, Communism, Extremism, Politics, Queensland

At Stanthorpe, Queensland’s fruit-growing centre he said: “Australians, wake up, we are on a dangerous course with these people. The Shah of Iran told me when he was here he was disturbed that we were going to communism.  Australians keep coming to me saying to do everything I can do to fight Canberra. They say […]

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National Party Freedom Bonds – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on National Party Freedom Bonds – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Campaigning, Political Communication, Politics, Queensland

For its part, the National Party – fighting its first state election under a new name – approached the election with patriotic fervour. So much so that in the campaign the party put “freedom bonds” up for sale at $10 to $100, making them, intentionally, like war bonds. The party justified this by saying the […]

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

October 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on Politics and Travel – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Politics

Bjelke-Petersen described flying as the “best relaxation apart from being home”: “You know when you get into a cockpit and get absorbed in all the instruments and takeoff and so on, it’s a tremendous feeling of relief just as you leave the ground to know that there’s no telephone, and to know that you’re right […]

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Sir Joh’s Arse – “Goodbye Jerusalem: Night Thoughts of a Labor Outsider” – Bob Ellis

September 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on Sir Joh’s Arse – “Goodbye Jerusalem: Night Thoughts of a Labor Outsider” – Bob Ellis · Australian Labor Party, Politics, Queensland, Quotes

I’d been at a lot of (Hawke’s) important speeches: the Hyde Park rally in ’75, when he’d memorably said (some things you remember), apropos of Bjelke-Petersen and daylight saving, ‘Joh thinks the sun shines out of his arse, and he’s not getting up that early for anyone!’.

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