AUSTRALIA: The Golden Age Express

It happened in New Zealand last fortnight, and it happened again last week in Australia: the ruling Socialist party was decisively thrown out.

Almost from the start of the parliamentary campaign, Australia's Labor government had had its back to the ropes. Australians were plainly fed up with widening bureaucratic controls, gasoline rationing and high prices, creeping nationalization, hamstringing restrictions on private enterprise. Through the campaign Labor fought with feeble punches: Government orators warned that only Labor could maintain full employment; Labor propaganda included a "ticket" bearing a crossed pick & shovel and the slogan, "Express to the Golden Age." But...

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