Musical acts like Midnight Oil, Icehouse, Men at Work, and Gangajang created anthems for Australia.Movies like Crocodile Dundee brought the world’s attention to Australia.Although Turnbull didn't damage Australia like some other PMs, an inanimate carbon rod would have been more useful in the position.; Keating had a remarkable ability to bluff people in that he managed to convince the true believers that all his failures were achievements.For example, after leading Australia to recession, unemployment, and 17 % interest rates, he fought an election on the slogan "jobs not GST." After alienating himself from Asia by saying they were the countries that you fly over on the way to Europe and calling the Malaysian PM a "recalcitrant", he argued that Asian leaders would never work with anyone except him.After appealing to voter self-interest in regards to fear of a new tax, he argued that he made Australians less selfish and more community minded.While such traits are valued in football crowds, they are not suitable for a prime minister.
Although Keating hated sport, he had a number of traits that would have gone down well in the crowd at a football game.VERDICT Hawke was a positive prime minister, more interested in building consensus than finding faults with others.Hawke presided over an era where Australia not only had great economic development, but also had great cultural enrichment.Artists like Pro Hart, Brett Whitely and Jeffrey Smart provided new takes on the landscape and identity.Australia II won the America’s Cup and businesses like Fosters took on the world, and succeeded. Like Whitlam, Fraser tried to portray himself as the leader of compassion.