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Why Menzies still matters

21 June 2023

4:30 AM

21 June 2023

4:30 AM

Matthew Bach’s piece Menzies is dead. It’s time for the Liberals to forge a new path in The Age on June 17 was a disappointing contribution from a member of the party that Menzies founded. In Bach’s view, Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister and founder of the Liberal Party of Australia was someone whose legacy isn’t worthy of reflection, did little in the way of nation-building and economic reform, and really should be consigned to the dustbin of history.

It’s quite clear that the Liberal Party nationally and particularly in Victoria needs to rebuild.

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