Oct 29, 2012

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: policy flashback to 1957

The personal rating of Prime Minister Julia Gillard did not improve in the latest Newspoll as Crikey readers predicted but Opposition Leader Tony Abbott went down as was the wisdom of our crowd.

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

‘Round we go again. Australia’s “awakened Asia-mindedness” was what the Japanese Prime Minister Kishi called it back in 1957. The Australia-Japan Agreement on Commerce signed on July 6 that year was talked of as a growing realisation that our future prosperity was tied inextricably to the future of the Asia Pacific region. And 55 years later we still have a government talking as if there is something bold, significant and new about developing relations with the countries to our north.


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  1. Patrick Webb

    on the health survey the chart shows that 18-24 year olds were shorter in 2011 than in 1995; Australian are getting shorter

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