March 13, 1993
The 1993 election win for the ALP was described by Prime Minister Paul Keating as “the sweetest victory of all”. The Labor Government had now won 5 elections in a row and the party’s faith in Keating following his coup against Bob Hawke on December 19, 1991 had been rewarded.
The Opposition was led by Dr. John Hewson, an economic conservative who had entered Parliament in 1987. Hewson had campaigned strongly in the 1990 election and had succeeded Peacock following the coalition loss.
Hewson launched Fightback!, a radical prescription of tough, economically “dry” measures, including a radical overhaul of Medicare and Industrial Relations. But the contentious 15% Goods and Services Tax was the centrepiece of the campaign. Hewson was forced by pressure group activity and public opinion to exempt food from the proposed GST, but this was not enough against the formidable campaigning skills of Paul Keating.
The election saw a substantial lift in the ALP primary vote and an increased majority for the Labor Government which now entered its eleventh year in office.
State of the Parties
|House of Representatives Elections 1993|
- Primary Votes in House of Representatives 1993-98
- Two-Party Preferred Statistics 1993
- Election Pendulum following the 1993 Election
- Paul Keating: 60 Minutes Profile February 23, 1992
- In Final Question Time Before 1993 Election, Keating Lashes Hewson On Fightback! December 16, 1992
- Liberal Party Video: Fightback! January 15, 1993
- Prime Minister Paul Keating’s 1993 Federal Election Policy Speech February 24, 1993
- GST Without the Politics – Michael Schildberger March 1, 1993
- Keating Still Confident In Final Week Of Election Campaign March 9, 1993
- As Election Day Nears, Paul Keating Addresses The National Press Club March 11, 1993
- Hewson Talks To Hinch March 11, 1993
- 1993 Federal Election: Final Day Video March 12, 1993
- Andrew Peacock (Liberal-Kooyong) How-To-Vote Card March 13, 1993
- Keating Wins 1993 Federal Election: ‘This Is The Sweetest Victory Of All’ March 13, 1993
- John Hewson’s Election Night Concession Speech March 13, 1993
- 1993 Election Night Counting: Call Of The Board March 13, 1993
- Second Keating Ministry – 1993 March 24, 1993
- Andrew Robb: The 1993 Federal Election April 1, 1993
- 1993 Federal Election: Two-Party-Preferred Statistics May 1, 1993
- 1996 Federal Election Pendulum February 1, 1996
- Enrolment Statistics State-By-State 1984-98 December 2, 1998
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- John Forrest (Nat-Mallee) 1993 How-To-Vote Card March 13, 2016
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