THIRTY years ago this week, Australia took a big economic gamble. On December 12th 1983 Paul Keating, then treasurer (finance minister), decided to float the Australian dollar.
Ordinary Australians have lived with the highs and the lows of this decision ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Economist
Paul Keating injected a dose of perspective into the debate on Holden's decision to stop making cars in Australia when he addressed the Labor caucus to mark the 30th anniversary of the float of the dollar on Thursday.FULL ARTICLE AT The Age
If he can seize the moment, the passing of Holden can be Joe Hockey's equivalent of Paul Keating's 'banana republic' declaration. Like Keating's famous 1986 warning of Australia's economic decline, it can be a national shock ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Age
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Paul John Keating (born 18 January 1944) is a former Australian politician, and was the 24th Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1991 to 1996. Keating was elected as the federal Labor member for Blaxland in 1969 and came to prominence as the reformist treasurer when the Hawke Labor government came to power at the 1983 federal election. After becoming prime minister in 1991, he led Labor to... Full Article At Wikipedia.org