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Philippa Hetherington

Philippa Hetherington teaches history at University College London. She still calls Canberra home.

Short Cuts: Canberra’s Coups

Philippa Hetherington, 27 September 2018

Shaded​ by eucalyptus and dotted with masticating kangaroos, Canberra is an unlikely contender for ‘coup capital of the world’. But the Australian capital has seen five prime ministers in the past six years, the result of uprisings within the alternately governing Liberal and Labor Parties. No prime minister has served a full electoral term since 2007.

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