John Hewson

Former Liberal Leader, lost the ‘unloseable’ 1993 election, pushing ‘Fightback!’. Now a lot more keen on climate change action than he was back then –

“There is no doubt as Opposition Leader running into the March 1993 poll Hewson appeared to go out of his way to alienate some sections of the community.
He attacked renters and nurses, savaged the country’s peak welfare group, ACOSS, and refused to even meet with the Australian Conservation Foundation.”
Milne, G. 1994. Drive for a ‘Rainbow Coalition’ is leaving Hewson Black and Blue. The Australian Financial Review, 7 March, p 16.

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