Seven dollar note, 1977. Unpromisory note not to pay long service leave. Joh Bjelke-Petersen clashed with many unions including the Building Union who had negotiated but not been awarded long service leave in 1977. Collection of the Fryer Library, University of Queensland.

Queensland during Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s premiership (1968-87) appeared to confirm political scientist S.M. Lipset’s claim that ‘every country has a South’.

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