[LINK] Of hung parliaments and pathology [WAS: ALP Net censorship policy hidden, but alive and far-reaching]

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Aug 20 11:35:41 AEST 2010

Yesterday, 7.30 report perhaps I heard references to the
1961 election and the Paul Keating 1993 election win.
Julia Gillard was less than 3 months old probably shivering in
Wales for the 1961 election. But most of us will remember
the latter.
> ustralian federal election, 1961
> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> Federal elections were held in Australia on 9 December 1961. All 122 seats in the House of Representatives, and 31 of the 60 seats in the Senate were up for election. The incumbent Liberal Party of Australia led by Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies with coalition partner the Country Party led by John McEwen defeated the Australian Labor Party led by Arthur Calwell.

David Boxall wrote:
> On 18/08/2010 4:43 PM, rene wrote:
>> ...
>> It might well be high time that both major parties got a wake up call by
>> means of two hung houses of Parliament!
>> ...
> Pondering the phrase: a hung Parliament. I get an image of that 
> marvellous entrance to Parliament House. High above, corpses hang, 
> gently swinging and rotating in breezes from the air-conditioning.
> That would more correctly be a hanged Parliament. Which perhaps it 
> should be.
> An acquaintance characterised our choice as one between psychopaths and 
> sociopaths. I don't know how fair that is, but it's admirably succinct.
> This election, more than any before, I feel in danger of overdosing on 
> cynicism.

Marghanita da Cruz
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