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Collateral damage?

Ructions in Australian Federal Parliament in the last days of the leadership struggle between encumbent Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Paul Keating.

While the dispute continued Opposition leader John Hewson's proposed changes to tax and general governance issues were put aside as the public and party members looked on. Paul Keating won the leadership in a successful challenge on 21st December, 1991.