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.
|Title of host publication||The Rudd Government: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2007-2010|
|Editors||Chris Aulich, Mark Evans|
|Place of Publication||Canberra, Australia|
|Publisher||ANU E Press|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|