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Senator-elect continues tradition of Australia's 'most Catholic party'

September 13, 2010

The unexpected election of John Madigan as a senator from Victoria has revived the hopes of the Democratic Labor Party. Supporters of the DLP—which is non-denominational, but has historically been championed by active Catholics—see it as the “most Catholic party” on the Australian political scene. The Age reports:

But for many of its opponents, the DLP is the party that simply will not die. With a socially conservative, pro-worker, anti-abortion, anti-communist agenda, the party split from Labor in the 1950s…


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