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AustraliaHawke/Keating slam Morrison over economy

23:35  07 may  2019
23:35  07 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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In a rare show of unity, the pair who led the economic reform of the country in the 1980s, have slammed Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison for "the fallacious claim that Labor can't manage the economy ". Former prime ministers Bob Hawke and Paul Keating at an event in 2016.

Bob Hawke and Paul Keating have written an opinion piece attacking Scott Morrison 's claims that Labor can't manage the economy , calling it a denial of history. In a rare show of unity, the pair who led the economic reform of the country in the 1980s, have attacked Liberal Prime Minister Scott

Hawke/Keating slam Morrison over economy© AAP Image Bob Hawke.

Former Labor prime ministers Bob Hawke and Paul Keating have reunited to write in support of Bill Shorten's economic credentials ahead of the May 18 election.

In a rare show of unity, the pair who led the economic reform of the country in the 1980s, have slammed Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison for "the fallacious claim that Labor can't manage the economy".

"It is a blatant denial of history for Scott Morrison to allege that the Labor Party cannot manage the economy when he knows the design and structure of the modern Australian economy was put in place exclusively by the Labor Party," they write in the Age and Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday.

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Former Labor prime ministers Bob Hawke and Paul Keating have spoken out in support of Bill Shorten. In a rare show of unity, the pair who led the economic reform of the country in the 1980s, have slammed Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison for "the fallacious claim that Labor can't

Bob Hawke and Paul Keating slam Scott Morrison over economy . The former prime minister also criticised the tax policies Labor took to the May federal election under Bill Shorten, saying the party had failed to understand the middle-class economy created during the Hawke - Keating years.

They wrote Mr Shorten and his team have a well thought out agenda of economic reform that will benefit Australia.

"While we are proud of the achievements of our governments, the baton of reform is being grasped by the next generation of Labor leaders."

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