No. 11

Kevin Ho­gan

The Daily Examiner - - CLARENCE VALLEY'S POWER 30 -

IN AU­GUST, Page MP Kevin Ho­gan found him­self at the cen­tre of the po­lit­i­cal mael­strom that re­sulted in the demise of a Prime Min­is­ter and the po­ten­tially fa­tal desta­bil­i­sa­tion of the govern­ment.

In that sce­nario, it is hard to imag­ine any­one com­ing out of that with their cred­i­bil­ity in­tact, but Na­tion­als MP Mr Ho­gan was one of the few on the govern­ment side to man­age it.

In an at­tempt to dis­suade the Lib­eral Party from pro­ceed­ing with its dis­as­trous at­tempt to re­place a sit­ting prime min­is­ter in a lead­er­ship spill, Mr Ho­gan said he would move to the cross­benches if they pro­ceeded.

The rest is his­tory, the spill went ahead, the man put up as the new PM, Peter Dut­ton, failed to get the votes, with for­mer trea­surer Scott Mor­ri­son skated Steven Brad­bury­like into the top job.

It was a rare ex­am­ple of sound po­lit­i­cal judg­ment.

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