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The former leader of the Nationals was once a pretty traditional moderator, but has since made a sharp right turn

It’s called a comeback Former head of state John Anderson is looking for a place in the NSW Senate 14 years after leaving politics

But the “man with a big heart,” as former Labor leader Kim Beazley once described him, has seen some political change since serving as John Howard’s deputy prime minister

Anderson was once known as a humble team player in a government shaped by Howard’s popular conservatism Today he is a conduit for some of the most radical and controversial thinkers and ideas in the world

Georgia Wilkins is Senior Reporter at Crikey Previously, Georgia was a journalist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. She has also worked as a reporter overseas

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World news – AU – John Anderson has not disappeared, from quiet conservative to YouTube radical