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Australia's mr cellophane (you can see stright through him)



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John Hewson Leader of the Opposition M edia R elease

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3 October, 1991

AUSTRALIA'S MR CELLOPHANE (YOU CAN SEE STRAIGHT THROUGH HIM) \

The arrogance and hypocrisy of the Member for Blaxiand, who as Treasurer drove Australia into a deliberately engineered recession, knows no bounds.

Paul Keating stands condemned as the man responsible for the one million Australians the Prime Minister admits to being out of work.

His high interest rates throttled business investment, the key to more jobs.

Keating's bizarre repudiation of his own policies - while attempting to shift the blame to his successor John Kerin - is nothing but a blatant and transparent play for the support of the Victorian socialists of the ALP.

They're sitting back, bidding up the price of their support in the ALP's never diminishing leadership struggle.

Perhaps Kerin's new analogy for inflation - a bear that has to be kept caged - was a Freudian slip: it's his predecessor he would like to keep caged.

But Keating won't go away as long as Bob Hawke clings to the job Paul thinks is his.

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