Australia Politics: A Conservative-Free Zone?
Pollster Graham Young recently predicted that the last centre-right Liberal government on the mainland looks set to fall in the upcoming New South Wales election.
If his prediction comes true, all states and territories on the mainland will have centre-left Labor governments.
It is sometimes argued, in the right-of-centre press, that this development is due to the Liberal Party’s inability (or unwillingness) to act in accordance with liberal and conservative principles and values, thereby alienating its support base.
This argument assumes that the Liberal Party has abandoned, or is disregarding, its founding principles and values and, hence, its…