The Australian economy has had an unprecedented period of uninterrupted growth since 1992, surviving disruptions from the Asian crisis of 1997, the stock market collapse of 1999, and the war in Iraq. Some politicians and journalists argue that this surprising good run for the Australian economy is due to the skilful economic policies of the Coalition government. In this paper P.N. (Raja) Junankar attempts to assess the relative performance of the Labor Party and the Coalition governments in their management of the Australian macroeconomy. A summary is available online.