An Electoral Shift in Australia?

Blog, Economy, Les Routledge

After introducing a carbon tax and a mining tax at the federal level, is it any wonder that in Queensland which is a resource driven state drove the Labour Party out of office?

There comes a point where social democratic parties push too far and then the population pushes back.  When Queensland, which is the historical founding state of the Labour Party in Australia rejects them, it is time to rethink its policies.

We have an analogy here in Canada where Saskatchewan, the home of the CCF which begat the NDP has been reduced to a rump of a party.