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What could go wrong?

Barrie John Unsworth was Labor Premier of New South Wales from 1986 - 1988. He was defeated in the April 6 election after contending with reaction to his stand on gun control and the economics of the times after the 1987 recession. Prior to the state election Australia's mining of uranium loomed as another issue as it appeared in Federal Labor conferences and later that year, under the Hawke Labor Federal Government, the mining began of the world's largest uranium deposit at Olympic Dam.