SA 1997 Election: A Great Labor Comeback
The 1997 South Australian election produced one of the most remarkable results in Australian political history.
Labor had been decimated at the 1993 election following the collapse of the State Bank of South Australia. Its numbers crashed from 24 to just 10 in a lower house of 47. They were dubbed the Kombi van Opposition and some commentators predicted that the next Labor Premier was not even in the Parliament.
Mike Rann inherited the Labor Leadership in 1994 [...]