Tim Fischer, Bob Hawke's deaths show we may only appreciate revered political leaders when they're gone

By John Warhurst
August 29 2019 - 4:30am

Political leadership is a demanding occupation and the occupants of leadership positions are marked down severely when they are in office. No more than at the present when lack of trust and respect is endemic. It may be that we only appreciate fully what we have had when the political leaders we especially choose to revere are passing away.

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