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Sam Benson for Batman and Australia': labor pre-selection problems, the ethnic vote and the ghost of Benson

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posted on 05.05.2017, 04:13 authored by Allen, Lyle
The 1995 battle for Batman has held the public's attention for some months. Two local candidates for ALP pre-selection have been disappointed and, thanks to support by Canberra-based members of the Party, an outsider - Martin Ferguson - has won. This struggle can be seen as an odd echo from the 1960s when the ALP Victorian Central Executive twice intervened in pre-selections in Batman. Ethnicity was an issue then as now, but the context was very different. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s

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1995

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People and place, vol. 3, no. 3 (1995), p. 54-56. ISSN 1039-4788

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