Paul Keating interview – 1984

Treasurer Keating was on the 10-week campaign trail in the run-up to the December 1984 Federal Election. He was visiting Perth and promoting deregulation of the banking system.
This has an element of public humiliation – I was a journalism student but not a TV journo. I was very sing-songy and totally inexperienced. Am the one with crimped ginger hair – it *was* the 80s!
After the interview he sincerely asked us what we thought the ALP’s chances were of winning the election and how their campaign was going.

3 thoughts on “Paul Keating interview – 1984”

  1. He is much nicer when dealing with young people. Also the journalists were polite! It must have made his day.


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