/ˈkitɪŋ/ (say 'keeting)

Paul John, born 1944; Australian federal Labor politician; treasurer 1983–91; prime minister 1991–96.
Paul Keating was born and educated in Sydney. He worked briefly as a clerk and also managed a rock band before being elected to federal parliament in 1969. As treasurer in the Hawke government he implemented the progressive deregulation of the financial sector and was an advocate of tax reform. He resigned from the ministry in June 1991 after a failed bid for the leadership, but a second challenge saw him replace Bob Hawke as prime minister in December 1991. In 1993 Keating led the ALP to a fifth term of government in an election fought largely on the issue of the introduction of a goods and services tax, which had been proposed by the opposition; however, his government was defeated in the following election, in 1996, by the Coalition led by John Howard. In parliament Keating was known for his strong debating skills, quick wit and colourful use of language. As prime minister he advocated closer ties with Asia, championed the cause of the republic and passionately promoted Indigenous issues.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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