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ANSWERS to election QUIZ #9: How well do you know the Labor Opposition?

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1. Suggestions most welcome.

2. (c) In 1891, by shearers in Barcaldine, Queensland.

3. (c) Keating longest, Hawke shortest. Keating waited 22 years and two months, Whitlam 20 years and six days, Gillard 11 years, nine months, Rudd nine years and two months and Hawke just two years and five months.

4. (d) One. Joel Fitzgibbon resigned in June 2009. He was reinstated as a minister in July 2013.

5. (c) 19. See here.

6. (c) 19, nearly all. Decimal currency was introduced in 1966 during the Coalition years.

7. (e) Kevin Rudd.

8. (c) The Western Bulldogs football club. He is a supporter of the Collingwood Football Club, but has not worked for them. He has worked professionally for all those other institutions.

9. (e) Swan was the first treasurer in Australia’s history to achieve a triple A credit rating with all three major credit agencies, doing so in November 2011.

10. (d) 16 in Rudd’s first ministry, 17 in Gillard’s first.

11. (b) The Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All headlines easily googled.

12. (d) During Shorten’s period as party leader, ALP membership has risen from 43,000 to 60,000. The others are all true.

Disputes with the Quizmaster are welcome and correspondence will enthusiastically be entered into. Feel free to tweet to Alan Austin @AlanTheAmazing.

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