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Ben Chifley: the true believer

Hawkins, John


Chifley was a 'true believer' in the Labor Party and in the role that government could play in stabilising the economy and keeping unemployment low. He was an active treasurer, initially working well with Prime Minister Curtin and then serving as both Prime Minister and Treasurer himself. He managed the war economy competently and achieved a smooth transition to a peacetime economy, although he allowed inflationary pressures to build up in the post-war years. Among his economic reforms were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Economic Round-up


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