The coming 2007 election is being viewed, with some justification, as a rerun of the Don's Party election of 1969. (That is, almost there for Labor, but not quite).

Certainly there are some similarities -- an attractive new leader against a tired old government - but an even better comparison might be the 1961 election which saw the Menzies-led coalition scrape in by a single seat after 12 years in office.