The ill feeling between the main parties is already so intense that Joe Hockey has begun citing Labor’s treatment of Robert Menzies during the war to rationalise the Coalition’s approach.
In 1940 Menzies led a hung parliament in which the main parties had 36 each and there were two independents. The Labor leader, John Curtin, declined the offer to form a unity wartime government, says Hockey. This difficult attitude, not to mention Menzies leaving for London – Hockey is trying to find out whether Curtin gave him a pair – saw Labor in power after a year.
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