Ward, Ian (2009) Queensland. Australian Cultural History, 27 2: 143-149. doi:10.1080/07288430903164835

Author Ward, Ian
Title Queensland
Journal name Australian Cultural History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0728-8433
Publication date 2009-10
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07288430903164835
Volume 27
Issue 2
Start page 143
End page 149
Total pages 7
Editor Tim Dolin
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
160601 Australian Government and Politics
Abstract Queensland makes up nearly one-quarter of the Australian continent. After a redistribution that added the new seat of Flynn, it contained twenty-nine House of Representatives divisions. Both major parties agreed that it would be a key battle ground in the 2007 federal election. The election of the Queenslander Kevin Rudd as its leader gave the ALP a desperately-needed fillip in a state in which it held just nine seats. In all its key elements Labor's Queensland campaign was an extension of its national campaign. Labor candidates played upon Rudd's image as a young, savvy politician. Their Coalition rivals distanced themselves from John Howard and ran as local members.
Keyword Rudd
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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