“You might almost say he had a Labor heart, but a Liberal head”
‘In my judgment, he was Labor’s greatest prime minister. But his key achievements – financial deregulation, tariff cuts, and the beginnings of privatisation – went against the Labor grain, as Labor’s more recent policy direction shows. ‘You might almost say he had a Labor heart, but a Liberal head. Certainly, the Coalition supported nearly all his big reforms, helping to make his tenure a time of economic revitalisation’.
‘All Australians should mourn someone who changed our country for the better because he was always prepared to argue his case, even if it meant first persuading key people on his own side’.
Source: Tony Abbott
Statement on the death of The Hon Bob Hawke AC, GCL: pic.twitter.com/M8fzbFlVTE
— Tony Abbott (@TonyAbbottMHR) May 16, 2019