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Keating’s cuckoo clock

Singing the same old tune

9 March 2024

9:00 AM

9 March 2024

9:00 AM

It was New South Wales premier Jack Lang who mentored former Australian prime minister Paul Keating and it was Lang who said, ‘Always back the horse named self-interest, son. It’ll be the only one trying.’

It’s hard not to see where Keating’s interests lie these days. Like an antique cuckoo clock, he pops out whenever he thinks China’s interests have been crossed by Australian politicians and the ‘nutters’ running Australia’s security organisations.

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