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Joe Rich

Joe Rich is the author of Hartnett: A Portrait of a technocratic brigand, a biography of Sir Laurence Harnett. 

Joe Rich reviews 'John Howard: Prime Minister' by David Barnett with Pru Goward

February–March 1998, no. 198 01 February 1998
This is a tale of good guys and bad guys. The bad guys (mostly called Whitlam, Hawke, or Keating) are zealous lackeys of two ogres called Centralised Wage Fixing and Political correctness. They are often helped by other guys (frequently called Peacock, Elliott, and Bjelke-Petersen) who pretend to be good but aren’t. Well placed for their task, the authors avowedly enjoyed ‘immediate access’ ... (read more)