Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Clive Palmer play politics by different rules

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:24pm, first published October 3 2014 - 11:15pm

With Joh Bjelke-Petersen, it was sometimes called "Queenslandism" – the struggle to protect the poor people of Queensland from "the alien and stagnating, centralist, socialist, communist-inspired policies" of Gough Whitlam. Academic Margaret Cribb, who coined the word, defined it as "the continuous opposition of the premier to almost every domestic and international policy of the federal Labor government."

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