Title

Western Australia July to December 2018

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

School

School of Arts and Humanities

Comments

Originally published as: Phillips, H. C. J., & Kerr, L. (2019). Western Australia July to December 2018. Australian Journal of Politics & History, 65(2), 322-327. Original publication available here

Abstract

The December mid‐year economic review suggested Western Australia was beginning to return to a stronger position. A Galaxy Poll showed support for Labor holding firm, although the absence of a government majority in the Legislative Council meant that no measure could be rubber‐stamped (Perth Now, 12 August 2018). One surprise change to the federal landscape was the Liberal Party decision in August to replace Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with another New South Welshman, Scott Morrison. Morrison later oversaw what was interpreted as an interim solution to Western Australia’s low share of the distribution of the federal goods and services tax (GST)...

DOI

10.1111/ajph.12580

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