Australian Left Review


Peter Baldwin


What are we to make of Fightback II? In terms of pure politics, the revised package was designed to restore the Opposition's electoral fortunes, which towards the end of last year were clearly flagging. It was also designed to counter the wide recognition that, whatever one thought of its merits in the long term, implementing Fightback I would be disastrous for an economy undergoing a relatively slow and fragile recovery from recession.



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