Governor-General David Hurley unveils statue of caretaker Country Party prime minister John 'Black Jack' McEwen in parliamentary zone

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated December 12 2020 - 8:01am, first published December 11 2020 - 6:00am
The new statue of caretaker prime minister John McEwen in the parliamentary zone. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Caretaker prime minister and long-serving Country Party leader John McEwen is said to have received the nickname "Black Jack" for his grim demeanour and occasional temper.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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