Peeling Back Australia's Identity

Here are the surnames of some ministers in the new South Wales Labor government, Australia's longest-serving current administration: Iemma, Costa, Sartor, Della Bosca, Roozendaal, Orkopoulos, Hatzistergos and Tripodi. It's a wonderful achievement for them - and for Australia - that after only a few generations migrant families have seen their kids make it to Parliament. This immigrant upward mobility in politics is one of the things keen observers from New Zealand comment upon when they visit. (Kiwi politicians come in two flavors, not a good sign in a small country prone to exporting its talented people). As in the ranks of...

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