Abjorensen, Norman: The party switchers

Norman Abjorensen

The party switchers‘, Inside Story, 9 May 2017

Provoked by the puzzling switch of former Labor leader, Mark Latham, to the Liberal Democrats, this is a concise summary of rats, code switchers and swappers of horses, state and federal, since Federation. ‘Perhaps the most dramatic of them all was Billy Hughes who, as Labor prime minister in 1916, led a group of his supporters out of the party over the wartime conscription issue.’


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