Author(s): Peter Van Onselen
In one camp is the most experienced politician in the country who has, since the start of 2007, faced some of the toughest opinion polls in his life; in the other is a rookie politician who seems unable to put a foot wrong. Will the combination of a jaded electorate and an 'it's time' mentality translate for success for the ALP on polling day?
Peter can Onselen is Associate Professor in Politics and Government at Edith Cowan University. He is the co-author, with Wayne Errington, of John Winston Howard. Philip Senior is completing a PhD in Political Science at the University of Sydney.