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The Great Debate.

A view of public reaction to 'The Great Debate' between Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Opposition Leader Andrew Peacock leading up to the Australian Federal Election held on 1st December 1984. As is the case in 2004 there was a long campaign. The Labor Government was reinstated but Andrew Peacock had been a more effective campaigner than was anticipated and majorities were reduced.