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Jim Jupp reviews about the Victorian politics

James Jupp.

Political scientist Jim Jupp reviews the Victorian politics associated with the One Nation party



Date Added:

01 March 2009


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If you look at the support for Pauline Hanson in Victoria, it was negligible. Quite negligible, only – the only areas that had any support for her were in far corners of the state in Mildura in one direction and – in fact that’s about the only place that did have any support and that’s closer to New South Wales than it is to Melbourne. So that in Melbourne, there was just no echo for Pauline Hanson at all. And there are a number of factors there: one is I think bipartisan support for multiculturalism is entrenched in Victoria. Which is not necessarily the case everywhere. The Liberal Party itself is firmly from Fraser onwards, firmly committed.


The criticism of multiculturalism on the right, within the – both from One Nation and within the Liberal Party had much more impact in New South Wales than it did in Victoria. Victoria’s really fireproof against all of this. Then of course, Victoria doesn’t have a talkback radio culture. It has talkback radio but it’s not a central feature and of course The Age, is often referred – or used to be referred to as “Pravda on the Yarra” by its enemies.


And the – getting back to the point I made, some time ago, that the whole culture including in the parties and the religion, in the media, and throughout a large part of the community I think is much more liberal and much less anxious.


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