Trends in National Party Support
Bean, Clive S. (2009) Trends in National Party Support. In Botterill, Linda Courtney & Cockfield, Geoff (Eds.) The National Party: Prospects for the Great Survivors. Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest , NSW, pp. 67-81.
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The National Party of Australia is under challenge. Will it be able to adapt and survive or will it become increasingly irrelevant in Australian politics? With population growth in some coastal and hinterland areas and decline in inland agricultural areas, the face of rural and regional Australia is changing. As a result, the National Party's traditional support is being eroded. Within the long-standing Coalition, the influence of the Nationals appears to be in decline, yet they continue to resist amalgamation with the Liberal Party.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Australian electoral system, National Party, Electoral trend, Australian politics, rural electorate|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Social Policy (160512)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Australian Government and Politics (160601)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Deposited On:||26 Mar 2010 16:37|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:12|
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