Bruce Hawker is a leading campaign manager with 30 years experience advising leaders in business and politics. As MD of Campaigns & Communications, Bruce manages crises and plans and executes communications campaigns.

1998 Queensland State Election: Enter Pauline Hanson

Over the last few days there has been an important debate about the need for Labor to distance itself from the Greens. History tells us that things can go terribly wrong when, in order to cling to office, a major political party enters into an alliance with a more extreme political party.

This is precisely what happened to the National/Liberal Government in Queensland in 1998.

The 1998 Queensland election was marked by two major events - the election of Peter [...]

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