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Paul Keating: Young Australia Policy Statement

Prime Minister Paul Keating has released a Youth policy for the forthcoming election.

Keating delivered his Young Australia Policy statement in an address at the Frankston Cultural Centre in Melbourne.

Text of Paul Keating’s Young Australia Policy Statement.

In the course of this campaign I won’t deliver a more important policy than this youth statement.

That is not to say that we count the interests of young people above the interests of anyone else.

We recognise our primary duty to our children and we know that the nation’s interests depend upon them. [Read more…]

1996 Federal Election News: Jan 27-Feb 23

This page contains a complete set of election reports I posted during the 1996 federal election campaign.

The reports tailed off in the final week of the campaign, a reflection of my work commitments at the time.

The reports were posted on the first incarnation of, a personal website with a clunky URL: This site was only decommissioned around 2010. From 1998, the site was known as All content was transferred to in 2001. [Read more…]