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Keating Worries The Government Isn’t Getting Credit For Its Economic Reform Record

In 1989, Treasurer Paul Keating worried that the government wasn’t getting enough credit for its record of economic reform.

In this address to a business gathering, Keating lists some of the Hawke Labor government’s reforms, including floating the dollar, financial regulation and superannuation changes.

I’m not sure of the precise date of this clip but it is most likely late May 1989.

  • Watch Keating (4m)

On the same day, Shadow Treasurer Dr. John Hewson was offering a critique of the government’s economic record.

Amongst other things, Hewson proposed a tighter fiscal policy and a program of government privatisations.

  • Watch Hewson (1m)
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