Making Australia Great: Inside Our Longest Boom
Episode 1: Bad Hair Decades In the 70s Australia's closed economy was smashed by shock after shock. By the 80s we were suffering high unemployment & inflation. Radical reform was needed. Featuring Malcolm Fraser, John Howard, Bob Hawke and Paul Keating. Episode 2: Growing Pains In the 1980s the economy is radically overhauled by the Hawke/Keating government. The challenge was how to manage the bumpy roller coaster of the free market. Features Bob Hawke, Paul Keating and John Howard. Episode 3: Australia's Second Chance George Megalogenis goes into the eye of the global economic storm of the GFC and hears from the political leaders on whose watch it happened. Features Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan. DVD Extras Additional interviews originally not broadcast as part of the series are included as DVD extras at the end of each episode. These interviews are currently screening at the Australian Museum of Democracy. Interviews with Malcolm Fraser and John Howard included after Episode 1. Interviews with Bob Hawke and Paul Keating included after Episode 2. Interviews with Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan included after Episode 3.
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