Ideological Battles

The government’s view of society and the balance between public and individual responsibility were visible in a number of contexts. The pendulum swung away from issues close to some voters’ hearts and towards issues closer to the government’s political agenda. Aspects of this changing political landscape began to provoke resistance, at times forcing the government onto the defensive.

Loose Lips

David Pope, The Canberra Times,

Joint Strike Budget

Peter Broelman, Syndicated,

Public Service Rug

Bruce Petty, The Age,

The Great White Menace

Pat Campbell, The Canberra Times,

HECS Debts

Mark Knight, Herald Sun,

Free Speech

John Spooner, The Age,

Roll Call

David Pope, The Canberra Times,

Public Service Announcement

David Pope, The Canberra Times,

Yellow Card

Pat Campbell, The Canberra Times,