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The Election Cycle is Almost Over, but the Fight Continues…


I have been a political junkie for as long as I can remember. I was eight when Bob Hawke was first elected, and I remember that election night being glued to the screen and excited to find out that he had won. In the years he was in office, he was considered a centrist. He was a loyal Union man, loved his cricket, golf, and a good cigar and got us Medicare. In 1984, he also deregulated Australia's currency so that global financial markets, not the Reserve Bank, would determine its value. He also helped privatise the state-owned banking sector and reduced tariffs.