Julia Gillard’s Interview With Ray Martin

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has given an interview to Ray Martin.

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The 35-minute interview was shown on Channel 9 tonight. [Read more…]


2001 Federal Election: John Howard And Kim Beazley Leaders’ Debate

This is the transcript of the nationally televised Leaders’ Debate in the 2001 Federal Election.

Liberal Prime Minister John Howard was seeking his third term, having been elected in 1996 and re-elected in 1998.

Opposition Leader Kim Beazley was contesting his second election as Labor Party leader.

The debate was moderated by Channel 9’s Ray Martin. [Read more…]


Howard And Beazley In 1998 Election Debate

Prime Minister John Howard and Opposition Leader Kim Beazley have debated each other on national television.

The debate took place on Channel 9. It was hosted by Ray Martin.

  • Listen to the Election Debate (59m)

Transcript of Howard-Beazley 1998 election debate. [Read more…]


1996 Federal Election: Keating-Howard Television Debate

Prime Minister Paul Keating and Opposition Leader John Howard met in a televised debate on February 11, 1996.

This is the Channel 9 video of the debate. It is hosted by Ray Martin. [Read more…]


John Howard Takes Liberal Leadership As Andrew Peacock Miscalculates

John Howard became leader of the Liberal Party for the first time at a bizarre meeting of the parliamentary party called to remove him as deputy leader.

The party meeting was called by leader Andrew Peacock in an attempt to remove Howard from the deputy leadership. Peacock had demanded an assurance from Howard that he would not challenge for the leadership but Howard refused to give one.

A contest between Howard and John Moore saw Howard re-elected deputy leader by 38 votes to 31. Peacock then resigned and Howard was elected leader, defeating Jim Carlton by 57 votes to 6. Neil Brown became deputy leader. [Read more…]


Peacock Moves Against Howard; Murphy Sentenced

On September 3, 1985, Federal Opposition Leader Andrew Peacock called a special Liberal Party meeting to vote on the deputy leadership.

It was a fateful move. In his attempt to remove his deputy, John Howard, Peacock miscalculated badly. Howard was re-elected, Peacock resigned the leadership and Howard was then elected leader.

The first two video clips show how Channel 9 and the ABC reported the news. [Read more…]