‘Keeping the country in the coalition‘, Inside Story, 23 February 2018
Useful background to the current upheavals within and beyond the National Party.
Regardless of how this latest conflict plays out, it is just another chapter in a century-long relationship that has usually managed to hide its internal stresses and strains behind an outward appearance of harmony. Despite the occasional potentially damaging tiff, it’s been a remarkably durable partnership.
While defenestrating its leaders has not been a thing for the Nationals-Country Party, some of the other bits of history recounted by Abjorensen resonate loudly today. For other work by Norman Abjorensen, use our Search engine.