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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Paul D
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T13:03:50Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T13:03:50Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0004-9522
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ajph.12462
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/379789
dc.description.abstractAustralian electoral politics historically have been described as stable, with hung parliaments rare and changes of government infrequent. However, the 2015 Queensland election, where a government with the largest parliamentary majority in Australian history was defeated after a single term in office, seriously challenges assumptions of Australian electoral stability, and determining the causes behind this result is therefore of significant scholarly interest. While many journalistic analyses of the 2015 Queensland election argue that the distinctive leadership style of Liberal‐National Party leader Campbell Newman was wholly or principally responsible for the government's defeat, this article argues the result emerged from a confluence of factors, with two — a contentious LNP policy to lease major government‐owned assets, and Campbell Newman's “combative” leadership style — of relatively equal significance as principal determinants.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom260
dc.relation.ispartofpageto276
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Politics and History
dc.relation.ispartofvolume64
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160599
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2103
dc.titleLeadership or Policy? Explaining the 2015 Queensland Election Result
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWilliams, Paul D.


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