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John Hewson Archive

Dr John Hewson is an Australian economist, company director and a former politician, who served as federal leader of the Liberal Party of Australia from 1990 -1994. John Hewson was born in 1946 in Carlton, New South Wales. He was educated at Kogarah High School and then at the University of Sydney where he graduated in economics. He then gained a master's degree from the Regina campus of the University of Saskatchewan and a second master's and a doctorate in economics from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Returning to Australia, Hewson worked as an economist for the Reserve Bank of Australia. From 1976 to 1983 he was employed as an economic advisor to two successive Liberal treasurers. During this period he developed a keen interest in politics and was determined to enter politics himself. In 1987 Hewson was elected to the House of Representatives in the seat of Wentworth. He served as Shadow Finance Minister, Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Industry and Commerce and was elected Leader of the Liberal Party and the Federal Coalition in Opposition after Andrew Peacock was defeated at the 1990 election. In 1991 Hewson launched economic policy package 'Fightback!', a radical economic policy package, which was heavily criticised by Prime Minister Paul Keating. Hewson was defeated by Keating at the 1993 election, losing what many had described as 'the unloseable election' for the Liberals. In February 1995 Hewson resigned from Parliament, after having one of the shortest careers of any political party leader in Australian politics. Since his departure from politics, Hewson has served as a director of a number of companies and has written extensively for the business and general press, and spent time on the lecture circuit.

AUGUST 26, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. Former Federal Opposition...
By Anna Rogers
26 August, 1994
MAY 24, 1994: CANBERRA, ACT. Federal Opposition...
By Brett Faulkner
24 May, 1994
MAY 20, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Chris Pavlich
20 May, 1994
MAY 20, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Chris Pavlich
20 May, 1994
APRIL 11, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Bob Finlayson
11 April, 1994
MARCH 15, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Chris Pavlich
15 March, 1994
MARCH 7, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Liberal politicians...
By Barry McKinnon
07 March, 1994
MARCH 7, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Liberal politicians...
By Graham Hely
07 March, 1994
MARCH 7, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. Opposition Leader...
By Graham Hely
07 March, 1994
FEBRUARY 17, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Federal...
By News Ltd
17 February, 1994
FEBRUARY 17, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Federal...
By Verity Chambers
17 February, 1994
JANUARY 18, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) John Hewson,...
By Michael Amendolia
18 January, 1994
JANUARY 18, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) John Hewson...
By Samantha Randall
18 January, 1994
JANUARY 18, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) John Hewson,...
By Samantha Randall
18 January, 1994
1994: CANBERRA, ACT. As Peter Baldwin is speaking,...
By David Gray
01 January, 1994
NOVEMBER 30, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Anna Rogers
30 November, 1993
NOVEMBER 21, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Tracee Lea
21 November, 1993
OCTOBER 12, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By News Ltd
12 October, 1993
OCTOBER 11, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Campbell Scott
11 October, 1993
OCTOBER 6, 1993: CANBERRA, ACT. Ralph Willis and...
By Michael Jones
06 October, 1993
OCTOBER 6, 1993: CANBERRA, ACT. Ralph Willis and...
By Michael Jones
06 October, 1993
MARCH 8, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Shadow Minister...
By Michael Jones
08 September, 1993
AUGUST 4, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Jeff Herbert
04 August, 1993
JULY 25, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Lyndon Mechielsen
25 July, 1993
JULY 11, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Alan Pryke
11 July, 1993
JUNE 25, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Adam Knott
25 June, 1993
JUNE 25, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Adam Knott
25 June, 1993
APRIL 6, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Patrick Hamilton
06 April, 1993
MARCH 18, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Warren Kirby
18 March, 1993
MARCH 14, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Michael Jones
14 March, 1993
MARCH 14, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Adam Knott
14 March, 1993
MARCH 13, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Bob Barker
13 March, 1993
MARCH 13, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Carolyn Hewson...
By Michael Jones
13 March, 1993
MARCH 13, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Opposition Leader...
By Simon Bullard
13 March, 1993
MARCH 13, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Opposition Leader...
By Michael Jones
13 March, 1993
MARCH 12, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Anti-Fightback posters...
By Adrian Short
12 March, 1993
MARCH 11, 1993: BRISBANE, QLD. Federal Opposition...
By Michael Jones
11 March, 1993
MARCH 11, 1993: BRISBANE, QLD. Federal Opposition...
By Patrick Hamilton
11 March, 1993
MARCH 10, 1993: MELBOURNE, VIC. Federal Opposition...
By Michael Potter
10 March, 1993
MARCH 8, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Alan Pryke
08 March, 1993
MARCH 8, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Shadow Minister...
By Alan Pryke
08 March, 1993
MARCH 8, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Paul Hutton
08 March, 1993
MARCH 8, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Shadow Minister...
By Alan Pryke
08 March, 1993
MARCH 8, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Alan Pryke
08 March, 1993
MARCH 8, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Verity Chambers
08 March, 1993
MARCH 7, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Prime Minister Paul...
By Anthony Weate
07 March, 1993
MARCH 5, 1993: ADELAIDE, SA. Federal Opposition...
By Tony Lewis
05 March, 1993
MARCH 2, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Michael Jones
02 March, 1993
MARCH 2, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Opposition Leader...
By Geoff Henderson
02 March, 1993
MARCH 2, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Michael Jones
02 March, 1993
MARCH 1, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Gregg Porteous
01 March, 1993
MARCH 1, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Alan Pryke
01 March, 1993
MARCH 1, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Campbell Scott
01 March, 1993
MARCH 1, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Carolyn Hewson...
By Michael Jones
01 March, 1993
FEBRUARY 18, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Carolyn...
By Michael Jones
18 February, 1993
FEBRUARY 17, 1993: TWEED HEADS, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Michael Jones
17 February, 1993
FEBRUARY 15, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Federal Opposition...
By Michael Jones
15 February, 1993
FEBRUARY 12, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) John Hewson...
By Mark Evans
12 February, 1993
FEBRUARY 12, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) John Hewson...
By Mark Evans
12 February, 1993
FEBRUARY 12, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) John Hewson...
By Mark Evans
12 February, 1993
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