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Australian politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia

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Bob Hawke: Australian politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia
Robert James Lee Hawke, was an Australian politician who served as Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Labor Party from 1983 to 1991. He was also Member of Parliament (MP) for Wills from 1980 to 1992.


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When globetrotting Wall Street Journal correspondent Bill Hartley came to Australia in 1969 to write political and financial pieces, ACTU president Bob Hawke half-jokingly told him he was “the..
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Woodford festival 2019: Blanche goes without Bob Hawke

Like smoke from bushfires across the nation, the spirit of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke hung heavily over Queensland’s Woodford Folk Festival.
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Giants of politics and arts among those who departed in 2019

Both Bob Hawke and Tim Fischer were ingrained in the history of the country.
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Bob Hawke’s daughter has paid a high price, so leave her history alone

Rosslyn Dillon's allegations of her sexual assault by a Labor politician - and of her father's request that she not go to police - should not be dismissed.
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Rape claim will tarnish the Hawke legacy

The shocking allegations made by Bob Hawke's daughter will have an impact on how the public views him.
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'He wanted to go ... I came to accept it': Blanche d'Alpuget on life after Bob

Bob Hawke and second wife Blanche d’Alpuget's marriage lasted almost a quarter of a century. Now, six months after the former PM’s passing, the author is ready to write her next chapter.
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Promises, promises: Message on bark is to prepare for a long wait

A bark painting unveiled in the last minutes of Bob Hawke's prime ministership reminds Indigenous Australia that nothing comes quickly from Parliament.
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CBD Melbourne: Not much Albo room between gigs

Anthony Albanese's great mate, former prime minister Bob Hawke, once described the breakfast as “one of this nation’s great traditions”.
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Call for Hong Kongers to be given permanent protection in Australia

The Greens are calling on the government to grant Hong Kongers in Australia permanent protection, just as Bob Hawke did for Chinese people after the Tiananmen Square massacre.
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Australia's Cambodian community honour Bob Hawke as the man who gave them 'peace and freedom'

Marking 100 days since his death, Australia's Cambodian community have paid tribute to former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, who played a crucial role in resettling refugees in the 1980s.
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Graham Freudenberg: speechwriter to Whitlam, Hawke and more

Freudenberg led the craft of speechwriting and contributed more to his party than did most MPs.
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Bob Hawke's daughter to sue Blanche d'Alpuget over his will

Roslyn Dillon has engaged a law firm to contest her father's will, which reportedly gives the vast bulk of his assets to his second wife.
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Bob Hawke's childhood home gets protected

The federal government will buy and renovate former prime minister Bob Hawke's childhood home to commemorate his life and achievements.
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Parliament dedicates second sitting day to late Bob Hawke, PM pledges $5m for new annual scholarship

Federal politicians across the political divide have spent the day at Parliament House honouring late prime minister Bob Hawke, with Scott Morrison announcing a scholarship to honour the Labor legend.
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Bob Hawke honoured in federal parliament

Federal politicians have shared their memories and tributes to late prime minister Bob Hawke, who died aged 89 on May 16.
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Red-faced Labor MP knocks back Hawkie beer

Labor MP Tony Burke has reflected on a rare moment of tension between him and Bob Hawke - when he was forced to decline a beer being offered by the former PM.
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Hawke stubs out political headache for Lib

Liberal Party heavyweight Mathias Cormann has revealed Bob Hawke's shared penchant for a cigar got him out of a tight spot in 2015.
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PM pledges $5m for new Bob Hawke annual scholarship

Beginning a day of tributes for late prime minister Bob Hawke at Parliament House, Scott Morrison has announced a scholarship to honour the Labor legend.
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Watch: The House of Representatives live

The 46th Parliament has begun. Watch here for live coverage as parliament pays tribute to the late Bob Hawke.
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MPs, senators to pay tribute to Bob Hawke

Politicians will pay tribute to Bob Hawke with parliament to spend a day on condolences for the late former prime minister.
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Strange bedfellows and long-time adversaries come together for Bob Hawke's memorial

The nation did the former prime minister proud, farewelling our favourite son in wonderfully moving fashion.
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Former PM Bob Hawke remembered with love and laughter at 'a very Australian celebration'

Hundreds of Australians have gathered at the Sydney Opera House to pay tribute to the "Don Bradman of Australian politics" Bob Hawke.
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Politicians unite in praise of Bob Hawke

Labor, Liberal and National politicians all agree that Bob Hawke's career was an "unbelievable journey" that left Australia a stronger and better place.
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Bob Hawke remembered in quotes

Paul Keating is one of many to pay glowing tributes to "five-star" and "24-carat" Bob Hawke at the former prime minister's state memorial service.
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'It's very Bob': the true believers farewell one of their own

Hundreds gathered at the Sydney Opera House to farewell Bob Hawke.
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Thousands honor former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke at state memorial

Thousands of people gathered at Australia's Sydney Opera House on Friday as a state memorial honored former prime minister Bob Hawke, a transformative and charismatic left-wing lawmaker, who died last..
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Bob Hawke 'wasn't averse to ceremony'

Bob Hawke impersonator Max Gillies said the former PM didn't stand on ceremony but wasn't averse to it either, as thousands paid tribute to the Labor giant.
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Former PM and 'father of modern Australia' Bob Hawke farewelled at Sydney Opera House

Hundreds of Australians have gathered at the Sydney Opera House to pay tribute to former Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke.
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Australia’s 23rd Prime Minister Bob Hawke is farewelled at the Sydney Opera House

Australian icon Bob Hawke is being honoured at a memorial service at the Sydney Opera House.
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Nation to celebrate, farewell former PM Bob Hawke in Sydney

Former prime minister Bob Hawke, a man described as a national hero and larrikin, will be celebrated at a state memorial service at Sydney Opera House.
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Bob Hawke's state memorial to be a Messiah-like farewell

The crowd to farewell the late prime minister is likely to be as big as the crowd who helped launch his 1983 campaign at the Sydney Opera House.
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In memory of Bob Hawke, it's time for Medicare II

The universal health system that Australians have come to take for granted is not fit for purpose. Medicare needs a makeover.
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