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Paul Keating: 60 Minutes Profile

Paul Keating became Prime Minister of Australia on December 20, 1991, following his defeat of Bob Hawke in an ALP caucus ballot.

This video is a Channel 9 60 Minutes profile of the new prime minister. It is in two parts, the first a personal and family profile, the second a political interview. The reporter is Jennifer Byrne.

Keating makes it clear that this was to be one of the few occasions he would permit the media to film his family. He defends their right to privacy and makes the point that his is the only Keating name on the ballot paper.

A year after this interview, Keating defeated Opposition Leader John Hewson in the 1993 Federal election. In this interview he is already practising the lines he used against Hewson.

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