Since the Whitlam government was sworn in on 5 December 1972, some 43 years, 5 months and 15 days ago, the Labor Party has been in office for 7,936 days and the Coalition has been on government for 7,936 days.

I am not sure if there are any implications from this, but it prompted me to write this article for Meanjin a few months ago, on the performance of the economy under each side of politics which I will update once more economic data become available.