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Rocking the boat...

It was early days in the party leadership of John Hewson, when he was first elected in 1990 that he introduced a new economic "Fightback' policy that included a 15% consumption tax. The GST - Goods and Services Tax - was part of a plan to tackle Australia's recession.

At this point when Paul Keating had mounted an attack on the 'Fightback' plan. Victorian Liberal Opposition Leader Jeff Kennett was 5 days away from an election. Jeff Kennett became the 43rd Premier of Victoria.