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“I think those for­got­ten peo­ple, those peo­ple that don’t have or­gan­ised lob­by­ists to speak for them, also ought to be in the cal­cu­la­tion of the govern­ment at the mo­ment.”

– Peter Costello

The for­mer trea­surer makes the case for peo­ple earn­ing $200,000 a year. It’s prob­a­bly not what Robert Men­zies was talk­ing about when he coined the phrase, but then not much in the mod­ern Lib­eral Party is.

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