Liberals' claim to be best on defence doesn't bear scrutiny

By Letters to the Editor
March 10 2022 - 6:45pm
John Curtin and Ben Chifley were two great Labor war time leaders. No Liberal prime minister can match their record of service and success. Picture: Karleen Minney

If this is to be a khaki election, recent history might be instructive. In 1941 after the Menzies government imploded, the Labor governments of John Curtin and Ben Chifley successfully prosecuted World War II. Then, at the 1946 election, Australians rewarded Labor with another term. In the decades that followed Liberal governments led Australia into wars in which victory never came.

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