Where'd he come from?
Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Liberal Party Leader John Howard gaze from
Old Parliament House, Canberra as
Premier of Queensland Joh Bjelke-Petersen makes a bid for Prime
This distraction from his State's affairs may have proved politically
fatal as the result of corruption revealed by The Fitgerald Inquiry
led to Joh being deposed as leader of The National Party on 26th
November, 1987, with him resigning as Premier of Queensland on 1st
December, 1987. At the next election the Labor Party came to office after
32 years in opposition.
The light airplane is a reference to Mathias Rust's flight in to Russia the
previous week, you could say people were as much suprised by Joh's actions
as the Russians were by Mathias's.