My neo-con essay for Australian history. The question is: Did John Howard’s ascendency represent a new constituency or a return to traditional Australian values?
From my readings thus far, I’ll be arguing that it was a new constituency – that Australian society was going through a political-identity change during the 90’s, and in order to capitalise on this, Howard shaped his rhetoric and the Liberal party around the concerns and needs of the majority of voters, while the Labor party had to contend with the Keating images and policies that they had established.
Thoughts? Any advice?
All is appreciated.