Remembering Joh's costly bid for Canberra - it was doomed from the start

Andrew Marshall
Updated April 15 2021 - 12:32am, first published July 5 2020 - 8:00am
Chairman of Moree Joh for Canberra committee John Uebergang at a press conference in northern NSW with the Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen rallying support for his unconventional push into federal politics in March 1987.
Chairman of Moree Joh for Canberra committee John Uebergang at a press conference in northern NSW with the Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen rallying support for his unconventional push into federal politics in March 1987.

Much to the disappointment of Queensland Nationals, one of Ian Sinclair's most bruising political fights, and wins, was an ill-fated push from within the party by Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen who sought to move into federal politics and grab control at a national level.

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Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

National agribusiness writer

Andrew Marshall is the group agribusiness writer for ACM's state agricultural weeklies and websites. He is a former editor at The Land and has worked in various Rural Press group roles in Canberra, North Richmond (NSW) and Toowoomba (Qld).

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