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Class and the 1996 Australian election

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journal contribution
posted on 04.05.2017, 04:55 by Betts, Katharine
The relationship between social class and electoral behaviour in Australia is changing. In the 1960s the majority of working-class voters supported the Labor Party; in 1996 more working-class voters (manual workers and people in routine clerical jobs) voted for the Coalition than for Labor. A perception among some members of this group that Labor no longer reflects either their cultural values or their economic interests may help explain this shift. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s


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People and place, vol. 4, no. 4 (1996), p. 38-45. ISSN 1039-4788