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Picking the gap!

Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke and his Treasurer Paul Keating steered Australia through a significant recession in 1990-91. The collapse of the huge Pyramid Building Society in the state of Victoria and the conditions of overseas trade for Australia exacerbated the situation at the time.