The economy

Anne Garnett, Phil Lewis

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    Kevin Rudd claimed to be an economic conservative—a younger version of John Howard—during his campaign to win government in 2007. Rudd’s government of two-and-a-half years was, however, characterised by high spending, high debts and ill-fated economic policies and there were also a large number of policy about-turns and failures. The period was also dominated by the global financial crisis (GFC), and Australia was not alone in having to recalibrate its economic strategies to respond to what has been a significant, worldwide phenomenon.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Rudd Government: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2007-2010
    EditorsChris Aulich, Mark Evans
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
    PublisherANU E Press
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)9781921862076
    ISBN (Print)9781921862069
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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