The End of Certainty: The Story of the 1980s
Allen & Unwin
Publication Date :
1 Jan 1994
2 Rev ed
The end of certainty is about power, personality and national destiny. It is the story of how the 1980s have changed Australia and its political parties forever and why there is no going back. The tale is one of political struggle, financial excess and economic boom and bust. In this study of Australia during the last, crucial decade, Paul Kelly writes the ultimate inside story which includes: . the full account of the Hawke-Keating partnership and how it disintegrated; . the mistakes as admitted by the Reserve Bank which caused the 1990s recession; . the spectacular transition of power from Bob Hawke to Paul Keating; . the cabinet room details of how Australia's financial system was deregulated; . the lessons John Hewson must learn if he is to become a successful prime minister; . the bitter rivalry between John Howard and Andrew Peacock which crippled the Liberals for nearly a decade; . the push to make John Elliott prime minister and a full account of the Joh-for-Canberra campaign. The end of certainty is more than a gripping story. It is a bold analysis o
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