AUSTRALIA: Lang Repudiated

"Lang is right! Lang is right!" chanted 200,000 Laborite paraders in Sydney last week on election eve. Big, square-jawed John Thomas Lang, ousted from the Premiership of New South Wales last month by Governor Sir Philip Game (TIME, May 23), hoped that the issue of "British meddling" would return his Labor Party to power in the new Legislative Assembly, give him back the Premiership.

Debt-repudiating Mr. Lang was sorely disappointed. Tabulation of the vote showed that the Labor Party had won but 24 seats in the Assembly, a loss of 31 seats. Premier...

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