AUSTRALIA: Shadow Before?

The news of the Socialist defeat in New Zealand (see above) came in the thick of Australia's own parliamentary campaign which will be decided at the polls this week. Australia's Labor government faced the fight of its life, was under heavy fire for its widening bureaucratic controls. In spite of the U.S.'s experience with polls in 1948, Labor was worried about a Gallup survey which gave the Liberal opposition an edge of 52% of the votes.

In Melbourne, Liberal Leader Robert

Gordon Menzies exulted over the New Zealand returns. "The Socialists," he said, "were brought to power in New Zealand, Australia...

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