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Austerity politics and the Queensland election

Greg Jericho writes in The Guardian (29.1.15) that the Queensland election is a ‘fascinating study in the cost of austerity politics’.

‘Three years ago, after being elected, the premier, Campbell Newman, set about following an austerity agenda that saw public service numbers drastically cut and public spending slashed. It was some very harsh medicine, and given the Queensland economy remains weak, Newman might have a tough time convincing voters he has the cure.’

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