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We are carrying this link to an article by Rodney Cavalier (NSW Education Minister 1984-88) for the spotlight it shines on the deteriation of the ALP's faction system, in particular since the end of the Cold War.
Readers might feel that Cavalier's positive comments on the factional stitch-ups that produced the Hawke ministry in 1983 and the Wran government are a touch self-serving - he was after all a minister in the latter. Labor movement activists might also question his positive analysis of the Hawke government, particularly those fighting the Liberal's Workchoices legislation, a piece of legislation that has the Accord as an antecedent.