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View from The Hill: Government exits amid shredding snowstorm, Labor ministers make staged entry

By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
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The transition from one government to another involves a democratic miracle and a physical mess.

In parliament house’s ministerial wing on Monday, shredding machines were working flat out, fragments of their massive output leaving a light snowstorm on the blue corridor carpet as it was carted away.

Cardboard boxes had been delivered; enormous wheelie bins were everywhere. How many hours had gone into preparing and working on all those papers suddenly no longer needed, or needing quick and confidential disposal?

On the Labor side, the move into power has the…The Conversation


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