Paul Keating

Lessons from the Hawke and Howard years of Australian governance

In politics, you sign up to a struggle on behalf of those you claim to represent. You owe them everything you can manage to stitch together to achieve victory. If you want to be a grand failure, better to pick religion, philosophy or art. Not politics. So says Nicholas Gruen in this reposting of his 2008 article on Bob Hawke. Read More

Karaoke strategy: Paul Keating on APEC

The APEC leaders' forum is one of the key foreign policy legacies of the Keating era. The former PM recounts the manoeuvring that got the puzzle pieces in place — and why it was necessary to make a strategic initiative look like a trade forum. Read More