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Why the Telstra agreement will haunt the National Party: Lessons from the Democrats’ GST Deal

by Andrew Macintosh and Deb Wilkinson

The experience of the Democrats’ GST/MBE deal suggests that the Nationals’ Telstra agreement is likely to fail to protect the interests of rural and regional Australians and disappoint those in the National Party who believe it could protect them from an electoral backlash.

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