The case for an out-of-sync Senate election

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:40pm, first published July 7 2017 - 1:22pm

Like Malcolm Turnbull in 2016, Robert Menzies just squeaked home at the 1961 election. Provided that he did not lose his majority of one, he could, strictly, have held office until about February 1965, about a year before (as it turned out) he was to retire. But the wily old man watched events, and the Opposition like a hawk, ready to take any luck or opportunity that fell his way.

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