Informit article: Triumph of the deluded?

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In 2008, NT Chief Minister Paul Henderson attacked what he described as ‘latte-drinking southerners’ for opposing the income quarantining of Aboriginal people. Although the original insult had occurred a few months earlier, by inference Henderson was now attacking his former leader Clare Martin, who, as the Sydney-based CEO of the Australian Council of Social Services, had condemned the Intervention’s income-quarantining regime. Whatever Martin’s drinking habits, she was definitely a ‘southerner’ and therefore an apparently legitimate political target of abuse by her successor.

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