Voter Behaviour in Rural Areas: A Study of the Farrer Electoral Division in Southern New South Wales at the 1998 Federal Election

James Forrest, Margaret Alston, Chris Medlin, Siti Amri

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Abstract

The National (Country) Party, traditional beneficiary of a country-mindedness ethos in rural and regional Australia, suffered a significant electoral setback at the 1998 federal election from a new conservative force in Australian politics, the One Nation Party. One Nation has been characterised as the party of the 'old' Australia, those least able to cope with the pace of recent social and economic changes, rationalisation and centralisation of services and the exodus of people from rural and regional areas. Such a characterisation is supported by findings from this study of the geography of voting and the social correlates of One Nation's support base in the Farter electoral division in south-western New South Wales.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-182
Number of pages16
JournalGeographical Research
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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