Australian Left Review

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Too Little, Too Late?


Bill Mitchell


Max Walsh described Paul Keating's One Nation package as "crude and dangerous pork-barreling dressed up as an economic strategy". (Sydney Morning Herald, 27.2.92.) In fact, there are aspects of One Nation which signal an overall resurrection of interventionist thinking. Yet it is not the spending spree which some of its critics suggested. Quite the contrary: if it errs, it is on the side of miserliness.