One of my friends was a first year law student at ANU when Gough was dismissed, she was, in fact, on the steps of PH to hear his speech.
Looking back now, she thinks that she may have been a 'swinging voter' if it hadn't been for the dismissal. But she remembers the INDIGNITY of that day.. and will never vote Libral/Conservative for that reason.
I'm wondering if the abuse of their Senate Majority by the Howard government will trigger similar reactions in my generation? I'm thinking WorkChoices in particular is so insulting that people will remember it for quite some time.