National Affairs: From Down Under

As Australian as a wallaby is old (83) Labor Leader King O'Malley. Major Richard Gardiner Casey is not quite so homegrown. Last year Mr. O'Malley challenged Major Casey to a by-election fight on Major Casey's policies as Federal Treasurer of the Commonwealth. Said O'Malley, "I'm just jazzing about to save funeral expenses, but if Mr. Casey stood again for the Corio seat in the Federal Parliament, I'd have a go against him."

No go did Octogenarian O'Malley get, because Major Casey resigned from the Cabinet, left Corio for what most Aussies agreed was the...

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