Maxwell Newton, “New Director Speaks Out: What he had to say,” Workers Party Newsletter, vol. 1, no. 2, June 1975, pp. 1-4.
Maxwell Newton, one of Australia’s most colourful and dynamic business figures, is to play a key role in the future of the Workers Party.
He is a new director of the party and becomes our national spokesman on economic and political issues.
Newton, 46, owns the Sunday Observer newspaper in Melbourne.
He gave an immensely successful speech to a public meeting of the Workers Party in Sydney on May 26.
His speech, published in this issue of the Newsletter [see below], graphically spelled out the rapidly growing trend towards Communism in Australia today.
Maxwell Newton was born in Perth and attended Perth Modern School where one of his “chums” was Bob Hawke.
After winning first class honours in economics at the University of Western Australia in 1951, Newton went to England to Cambridge University.
At Cambridge, he got first class honours in economics in 1953. He was an honorary scholar at Clare College, Cambridge and a Wrembury Scholar a Cambridge in 1953.
From 1953 to 1955, he worked with the Commonwealth Treasury and from 1956 to 1959 was political correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald.
Following this, Newton became managing editor of the Financial Review before coming foundation managing editor of Rupert Murdoch’s national newspaper The Australian in 1964-65.
From 1966 to 1971, Maxwell Newton earned his living as a political and economic writer in Canberra.
Since 1971, he has been managing director of Maxwell Newton Publications.
WHAT HE HAD TO SAY
There is no longer any doubt that there is an acute danger of major economic breakdown in Australia in the next year, to be accompanied by a massive drive for nationalisation of private industry and a curtailment of freedom of individuals. Continue reading Maxwell Newton on Whitlam in 1975 to the Workers Party