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Prior to 1983 the Australian Dollar maintained a fixed exchange rate. The labor government led by Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Treasurer Paul Keating floated the Australian dollar on the open market. ABC news covered the first day of trading.

ABC News: ‘Float Wrap’ and ABC News: ‘ Keating/WRAN/EPAC’ first broadcast on 12.12.1983 featuring ABC presenter Colin Chapman.
Also features Bob White Westpac Executive; Paul Keating Australian Treasurer; Cliff Dolan ACTU.
Date 12 December 1983

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