Coalition leader John Hewson had trouble selling his economic policy platform to the electorate.
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All the polls suggested the Keating government would be finished at the 1993 election – until Opposition Leader John Hewson launched a 650-page policy document called “Fightback!”.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull still can’t seem to distance himself from coal.
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The Turnbull government is still tying itself in knots over the future of coal, as literally decades of policy turmoil on climate and energy continue to roll on.
John Hewson describes the uncertain economic climate into which Scott Morrison will deliver next week's budget.
The government was forced to respond to John Hewson’s plan.
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Blindsided by John Hewson’s policy platform, the Keating government scrambled to come up with solutions to the “recession we had to have”.
Paul Keating put the idea of a new flag, shorn of any traces of the Union Jack, on the political agenda.
By the end of 1992, Paul Keating had done more than anyone to place on the political agenda issues of national identity that had been either dead or dormant for years.
Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull will be working hard to prevent the kind of errors and complacency that have tripped up leaders before them.
The recent history of elections in Australia is a varied one, with some spectacular crashes and own goals along the way.
The University of Sydney is hoping to chart a path to climate-safe investment.
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Another Australian university has outlined plans to reduce the exposure of its investments to climate change, and is taking a contrasting approach to the Australian National University’s high-profile divestment…
Former politician and economist John Hewson speaks to ANU’s Crawford School’s Bruce Chapman and Daniel Connell.
Welcome to the latest in our In Conversation series, between former politician and economist Dr John Hewson, Australian National University (ANU) Crawford School Director of Policy Impact Professor Bruce…