Victoria 2022—It Takes More Than Tough Decisions to Make a Leader
Posted on November 30, 2022
A few days ago, Australia’s second-most populous state Victoria re-elected the Labor government of Daniel Andrews, giving the socialist-faction leader a third term in office. In his victory speech, Andrews praised the inspiration of his mentor, former Australian prime minister Paul Keating, who looms as an interesting character in this context. Securing the prime ministerial mantle in 1991 through a leadership challenge, Keating served just one full term. He left politics in 1996 after an epic electoral loss. Andrews valued his party elder’s wisdom. He said that Keating once told him: Son, leadership is not about doing what is popular, leadership is about doing what is right. Keating gained notoriety as a federal treasurer when he told Australians that their 1990 economic downturn was…
Tagged: Daniel Andrews, Leadership, Politics, Victoria
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