ALR's interview with Peter Walsh stirred up some controversy in early April. For a day or two the action was fast and furious. The federal Opposition moved to censure the government, purportedly on the basis of Senator Walsh's comments. Paul Keating professed to think we were dead. And, in a master-stroke of detective work, Treasurer John Dawkins revealed the entire episode to be part of a hitherto well-disguised conspiracy between ALR, the Opposition and Senator Walsh to undermine the Accord. Despite the competition, however, the comic highlight of the week was John Clarke's weekly sketch on Channel Nine's A Current Affair. Here is the transcript.
Recommended CitationClarke, John, Walsh Attack, Australian Left Review, 1(139), 1992, 44-44.